REVIEW: Adnams Dry Hopped Lager

Dry Hopped Lager
Southwold, UK


I’m a huge fan of Adnams, all of their “core” beers are very good and recently they’ve been producing some lovely craft ales. Back in summer I got really into their Mosaic Pale Ale. When I say got into, I purchased a crate of 12 and went through them within a week. Also did a review of that here. I’m not really a big lager fan, Camden Hells aside, however when I saw that Adnams had done a Dry Hopped Lager I thought I should give it a go.

Like the Camden Hells it doesn’t taste like your “typical” lager. It is more like a Pilsner than a standard lager, which is always a good thing. A couple of fun facts for you, this is Adnams first EVER attempt at a lager and it also won the Gold medal prize at 2014 International Beer Challenge. So when they and I say it isn’t a standard like I’m backed up by the fact it is an award-winning beer.

It has an orange glow, isn’t particularly fizzy for a lager and doesn’t do that really horrible thing standard lagers do, which is make you burp on the first taste. It’s an all-round smooth and and enjoyable experience, something that epitomises Adnams as a brewery. It is a light, crisp and refreshing beer. The type of beer you’d want after an afternoon kicking the ball around in the park. Admittedly if I was in a beer amongst other beer types like Porters, Stouts, IPAs, Red Ale, Pale etc I wouldn’t pick it. But that’s not to say it isn’t an excellent lager. That should be considered high praise from someone who “hates” lager.



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