Brewed by Adnams
Style: Bitter
Southwold, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 268   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
A refreshing beer of real flavour - distinctively hoppy and dry with malt aromas. Delicious served cool. Adnams brewery has stood in the heart of Southwold for over six hundred years and "Southwold Jack" appears on our beer labels. He continues to guard over our longest-serving beer brewed here in Southwold on the Suffolk coast -The Bitter. Bitter goes well with roast meats and fish cooked in batter as the clean bitterness cuts through the slightly fatty notes and hence keeps the palate refreshed. Our Bitter also makes a good aperitif. Available (pasteurised) in 500ml bottles and 500ml cans.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (16657) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle at home, cheers to JF, 26/12/13 (closing stages of) . Clear copper amber with a well appointed off white head. Nose is bready malts, light floral, orange notes, grass. Taste comprises light toffee, fruit notes, straw, bready malts. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry bitterings in the last hurrah! Ok bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerheart65 (1390) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 21, 2013
Mahogany brown with bit ruby, huge frothy creamy head leaves nice lacing, looks great. Mild aroma is malty with bread and earthy notes. Fizzy feel, light body and palate, bit too watery, malty flavor stays long, dry, bit harsh. Bit diluted like but looks nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rubbishystuff (2293) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2013
From WLVL. Smooth buttery mouth feel. Low hops and big malty flavors. Still somewhat light and easy drinking but flavorful for the strength. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (15253) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle, 4.1%. Clear grey amber colour. Small frothy head. The flavour is teaish with a slightly rough bitterness. Good bready notes, hint of liquorice. OK balanced beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bamsen78 (5009) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber with small off-white head. Clear aroma of malt, caramel, fruit, and hops. Bitter flavour of hops, with notes of fruit and caramel. High carbonation. Perfumy notes. Bitterish finish. OK but rarher weirdly aromatic.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bjakk (701) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - DEC 1, 2013
Brown golden, clear. White medium rough foam that lasts a short time. Little aroma, hint of malt. Taste is light malt, metallic bitterness in the end. Watery high in Carbon

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AgentAle (1493) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 24, 2013
Aroma: light hoppy notes and sone maltiness Taste: caramel maltiness with fairly low bitterness Appearance: medium amber body

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (9498) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle, enjoyed while pulling the rest of my beets and carrots out of the garden before our projected cold snap of -15C in the next 24 hours. It’s weird to think that the cold is coming, as it is 18 degrees C and sunny right now. Medium orange amber with a modest white head that laces thickly. Aroma is husky grains and caramel. Grainy caramel flavour, with a kiss of bitter hops to finish. Touch of metal. Not a bad working-in-the-fall-sunshine brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fredis23 (564) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Murky Light Brown, Medium Head, Medium Lacing. Malty Aroma, Sweet, Malt, Light Bitter. Slightly Watery. Easy Drinker, Mellow. Nothing Too Bad Nothing Too Exciting. Decent. I guess, Worth A Try...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresthepath (2104) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2015 First rating - 10/11/2013: Bottle from Asda, High Wycombe. RB score 6/3/7/3/13 (3.2) Copper with a low white head. Lots of malt, a little caramel, some autumn berries and a light earthy bitterness to finish. Yes it’s a standard bitter from a big regional, but as usual Adnams manage to do it a little better than the other big regionals and- somehow- manage to hide the pasteurization. Decent. Second rating - 8/3/15: Bottle that Dave shared with me - cheers! RB score 7/3/7/3/14. Really lovely rich malty flavour. Nice nuttiness too, with just a hint of berries behind. Good rich mouthfeel is spoiled just a little by fizz. However, as supermarket bitters go this is really rather good. Score shown is the average of all ratings.

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