Adnams 1659 Smoked Ruby Beer

Difford's Guide

alc./vol: 4.7%

Proof: 9.4°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom

1659 Smoked Ruby Beer is brewed using barley malt smoked over cherry wood, along with some Black Malt, Cara, Münich and Pale Ale malt hopped with English Sovereign. The ‘1659’ name references the Great Fire of Southwold which destroyed most the brewery’s home town.

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 13/12/2014


(sample best before 31/Oct/15) Clear, deep mahogany with thin off-white head and light lacing.


Wood smoke and smoky bacon.


Smoky bacon with raisins, dates and mocha coffee. Slight sweetness balanced the smokiness.


Lightly smoky, chocolatly and coffee toasty malt.

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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 5016878010961
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Crown cap

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