Southwold Winter IPA - Case of 20
Tastes a little odd at first but it does have a subtle flavour that grows. Tastes like a Christmas cake unfolding on the tastebuds (mixed metaphor, I know, but accurate). As a big fan of English ales and bitters, I do recommend this. And I got speedy delivery and a 25% discount in the post Christmas sale.
13 January 2013
Another great IPA from Adnams
I now firmly believe that Adnams make the best IPA in the UK and therefore possibly the world.
This is another stunning example of citrus, hops and malt being combined by a master brewer at the peak of his trade.
Great taste and body and deceptively strong.
As others have said - "great any time of the year".
Well done M&S for picking up on the current crop of great beers from the masters of Southwold :o)
18 November 2012
EXCEPTIONAL AND COMPLEX - A HIGH GRAVITY ALE
This is an unusually complex bitter ale of near barly wine strength. The hop varieties come out in the initial taste but you are left with a malty glow of sweetness as you swallow. Fine to go with strong tasting food and robust cheeses. It has the drinking characteristics of a cask ale and none of the bright fizziness which you might expect from a bottled bitter. Ale connoissuers will be delighted to recieve this as a gift.
15 July 2012