Good afternoon one and all!
Welcome to this week’s Midweek Drink on this fine Autumn day in September. And what a typical Autumn day it is: the dark mornings; leaves beginning to change from green to red and yellow, and the low setting sun in the evening that gives us that magical golden hour.
So for today’s Midweek Drink, I have had the pleasure to review another one of Adnams’ low alcoholic product: Sole Star.
A brief history of Adnams
1872: The Sole Bay Brewery is purchased by two brothers, George and Ernest Adnams.
1890: Ernest Adnams and Thomas Sergeant establish Adnams & Company Ltd. (Unfortunately, due to a misfortunate event involving a crocodile, George could not continue to work with the brewery).
1953: Adnams beer is awarded the Star of Excellence in Brussels at the Brewers Exhibition.
Fast forward to the 21st Century, Adnams has since produced the UK’s first Carbon Neutral beer; produced their own spirits, won an award for their Gin and achieved their goal of raising £1million through their charity.
Three senses and a beverage
Adnams Sole Star is a low alcoholic Pale Amber Ale with an ABV of 0.5% and produced in a 500ml bottle.
The ingredients used are: water, malted barley, hops, carbon dioxide.
Now to fully enjoy this Ale, it’s always best to stick it in the fridge for a couple hours before serving. Eventually, after a hard day’s work, it’ll be ready for you to crack open (or pop open!) and pour into a tall, thin glass which will allow you for a brief moment to mesmerise at it’s clear caramel colour filling up the glass with a very thin off-white head settling at the top.
While you wait for the head to dissipate, you are welcomed to the aromas of hops and citrus. As soon as it’s settled, you can finally quench your thirst.
For the taste, your tastebuds are treated to malty, caramel notes that finishes off with a bitter aftertaste. All can be enjoyed in this light and thin bodied Ale.