One woman's ale journey

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Thursday, 3 November 2016

Hatherwood The Amber Adder


Red and amber ales are my favourite so I was looking forward to trying this amber ale from Hatherwood, brewed for Lidl.  It is a lovely dark amber colour with an impressive head but rather oddly smells of citrus.  The head is robust and remains to the last drop, leaving plenty of lacing on the glass.

The taste is really weird, it is surprisingly citrus flavoured for an amber ale.  On first tasting, the citrus is quite overpowering so I didn't get any toffee or coffee notes at all.  There is perhaps a slight hint of toffee after a few sips but the taste doesn't reconcile to the look so if it was a blind taste test I'd say this was a pale ale filled to the brim with citra hops.

The Amber Adder certainly does have a bite!  I got used to it after a while as the lemon taste faded to toffee and dark coffee notes.  The consistency is nice as it is quite smooth and not overly carbonated but I just couldn't get away with the overpowering lemon taste. Unfortunately, Ale Not Be Seeing You Again.

Brewed by Hatherwood Craft Beer Company via Marstons for Lidl
4.3% ABV

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