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Spectrum Capt. Scarlet

Spectrum Capt. Scarlet
75A sturdy, red-coloured bitter with a good, complex malty background. Not quite FAB, as they used to say in the puppet series from which it takes its name, but decent enough.

Spectrum Light Fantastic

Spectrum Light Fantastic
73Like most bottle-conditioned beers around this modest strength, this golden bitter struggles a bit to avoid being too dry, but it drinks okay. The first of several beers here from an East Anglian micr...

Spectrum Old Stoatwobbler

Spectrum Old Stoatwobbler
78I'm not keen on the chalky dryness but otherwise this is a very pleasant strong, garnet-coloured beer that drinks a lot lighter than its ABV would suggest.

Spectrum Trip Hazard

Spectrum Trip Hazard
75A full-bodied red-amber beer for a cold winter's night.

Spectrum Wizzard

Spectrum Wizzard
75A burnished copper-coloured strong ale with big flavours.

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Breweries
Breweries ADNAMS, Southwold, Suffolk +44 (0)1502 727 200 www.adnams.co.uk CHOICE BEER: Broadside 6.3% BARTRAMS BREWERY, Rougham, Suffolk +44 (0)7790 596 539 www.bartramsbrewery.co.uk CHOICE BEER: Jest...