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Adnams Sole Star

By Sarah Groves, also posted in News on

Adnams Sole StarTasting notes and ingredients

A full-flavoured and great tasting pale amber beer, with a light floral/citrus aroma, gentle caramel notes and a good level of bitterness. Brewed with Pale Ale, Crystal, Black and Munich malts which are toasted to add more flavour. We use Chinook and Cascade hops to add bitterness to balance out the sweetness. You can buy our beer here.

What's the Story?

Sole Star is named after the brightest star in the sky (the Sun!) which rises first over the East Coast and the Adnams Sole Bay Brewery each morning.

Want to know more?

In August 2011, our Head Brewer Fergus posed the question ‘Would you drink a 2.8% abv beer’ on our website. From over 50 comments, the majority of you said yes, you would be happy to drink such a beer. So Fergus created Sole Star, a full-flavoured yet lower abv style. As well as benefiting from a reduced duty rate because of its low abv, it’s ideal as a lunchtime pint for the responsible drinker. Fergus explains how he selected the malts and hops to create Sole Star: “The Black Malt helps give a good depth of colour, and the Munich and Crystal Malts give the beer its depth and body as well as some toffee notes. The hops – Chinook and Cascade – were used as they are good bittering hops with attractive citrus characters yet are not too aggressive or harsh. The aim was to create a lower abv beer with all the taste and body of a standard strength ale.” Some drinkers will also be pleased to know that as well as being lower in alcohol than most beers, Sole Star has just 145 calories per bottle. Carbon footprint: 532 (gCO2 equivalent emissions per 500ml equivalent bottle). Read more. Sole Star is available in 500ml bottles online, in Adnams Cellar & Kitchen Stores and also in bottle at selected outlets. Contains gluten

Awards

IBC Bronze 2014Bronze Medal winner at the 2014 International Beer Challenge.    

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