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Adnams & Co. Sole Bay Brewery
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Southwold IP18 6JW
Telephone: +44 (0) 1502 727200

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Opened: 1872

U.S. Importer: Shelton Brothers

Contributors: Mario Kornmesser, mclarke

Adnams has committed to using local ingredients by promising to keep using Suffolk hops.

Updated: October 19, 2015


Beer List

  • 4.30% abv.

  • Awards:

  • 4.50% abv.

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    • Date: July 5, 1998 (#2948)
      Package: draught
      Place: 1st Wines and Spirits, Allouez WI
      Score: 15 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Dark red-brown, high carbonation, thin head. Hoppy aroma, some diacetyl. Medium body, fizzy, dark sweet flavor with Kentish hops.

  • Old Ale

  • (Special) Best Bitter
    4.30% abv.

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    (Special) Best Bitter
    • Date: October 6, 2007 (#6645)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Beertopia, Omaha NE
      Score: 16½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Red-brown. Hazy. Moderate head.
      Aroma (3)
      Fruity. Huge biscuit malt with a hint of chocolate.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Medium body, fairly fizzy. Lots of sweet, toasty, biscuity malt. Fruity, grassy hop flavor. Moderately bitter. A bit yeasty in the finish.
      Overall Impression (2½)
    • Date: March 23, 2004 (#5254)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Flanagan's Stop and Shop, Appleton WI
      Score: 14½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Bright copper color. Big thick head. Toasty, fruity aroma. Medium body. Lots of tasty toasty malt flavor, nicely balanced with Kentish hops, unfortunately marred by rather a lot of diacetyl.

  • English-Style (Extra Special) Strong Bitter
    4.50% abv.

  • Old Ale