Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Real Ale Beer Review: Mosaic Pale Ale from Adnams

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A new-to-me from Adnams of Kent! I like Adnams beers. Not strictly "craft". Whatever that means. I have been enjoying their bottle beers for years but didn't get to enjoy them often on tap until we changed up our Friday night local. They turn up there often. Which is where, incidently this Mosaic Pale Ale was to be found.

It was a cloudy amber and sourly fruity. Tart and hoppy with a very distinct hops which must come from being single hopped. Quite a complex profile for a single hop I must say. A little bit of tannins and astringency with apple, rose hips, sweet and sour resins, and something that I could only describe as aromatic juniper.

Some other Adnams beers from this year
Mosaic Pale Ale

Very interesting but I couldn't do two pints worth back to back. You kind of need a break from the complexity and distinct hop. So this serves to illustrate the point that with craft beer you can really like one but still not want to drink gallons of it.

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