I’m a big fan of Adnams they are certainly in my favourite breweries, they do some really cracking beers, like the recent Fat Sprat and the always excellent Innovation, what’s more they are really consistent so you know that when you buy their beer it will be the same as the last time you bought it, my current favourite is canned Ghostship so when they dropped me a line to ask if i’d like to try their latest beer, Mosaic, I didn’t have to think twice.
Mosaic is part of their Jack Brand range, It contains pale malt and a little lager malt then is hopped at 4 different stages using Mosaic hops. It’s availble in bottle, cask and mini cask from adnams.co.uk
It arrived on a Friday morning and I know the instuctions on the side of the mini cask said to vent and leave for 24 hours, but I couldnt wait. I vented it and stuck it somewhere cool ready to be supped that night. The first 1/2 was as expected a little yeast due to me not letting it settle, but after that every pint that came out was spot on.
Aroma wise it was packed with tropical fruit and fresh flowers which didn’t seem to fade even towards the end of the cask, there was plenty of body, nice and silky in the mouth wiht moderate carbonation, There was plenty of flavour to go with the body, almost giving the impression of a slightly higher ABV beer. Definitely a beer to be enjoyed fresh so that the mandarin, pine, lemon and a bit of Mango (according to the wife)
A superb beer and one to look out for, would be perfect for BBQ’s or a curry night.