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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available (pasteurised) in 500ml bottles and 500ml cans.
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.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dashimus (219) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
Pours amber/yellow with a thin, short lived white head. Aroma is malty, with a moderate roast. Fruits, specifically dark or red. Syrup. Taste is slightly sweet with ample carbonation with a gentle bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (5595) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, red fruits, licorice and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and malty with some yeast, fruitiness and berries. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13211) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle. A clear one, dark golden in color and with a small, dense, off-white head. Roasted malts, dark dried fruit notes, anise notes and a little cheesy hint. The flavor has the same lightly roasted hint, as well as some fruityness and anise. Cheese hints. Medium to full body, with a lasting finish. A quite nice and easy drinking beer that I wouldn’t mind drinking more of. 130202

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Meilby (7280) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and floral. Taste is light sweet and light bitter. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olliejobbins (746) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2013
500ml. Pours a dark red/ruby/brown. Thick, cream coloured head with huge lacing all the way to the end gives it a rare 5 for appearance. Taste was of malts and hops with a small amount of citrus fruits. Nice full mouth feel. Great bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thornecb (4317) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Pours deep clear amber into a n English pint. White head with medium retention recedes leaving spot lacing to skim surface. Sweet caramel aromas. Soft with sweet toffee and caramel upfront turning to mild bitter nuts in the medium length finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (3812) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Location: 500 ml bottle from Sparrow, 1/24/13

Aroma: The nose is crisp and fruity, with some malty notes, biscuit, and British hops
Appearance: Pours a clear, dark reddish color with a small off-white head and light, spotty lace
Flavor: The taste is a bit fruity and malty, medium sweet, with some light, crisp hops later on
Palate: The body is fairly light, not watery, with a crisp, clean feel, and some fairly lively carbonation
Overall Impression: This is a very solid one. It works in the style plenty well. Overall, it leans malty, but that’s the style, and they did a very solid job with the style here.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (2950) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2013
From a bottle poured a n color brown color with a fair amount of head. Light bitter malty flavor with a lingering finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ExpendableHero (745) - Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Copper colored beer with an off-white head. Aromas of raisins, and some caramel. Tastes of some caramel, raisins, hints of prunes, some brown sugar, and dark fruit. A bit earthy too. Taste is truly bitter, but it works. Bittersweet finish is quite dry. Smooth, enjoyable, and quite tasty. I would have this again.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3148) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 13, 2013
Dobry i gożki bitter. Bursztynowy kolor, mocna piana chć średniej wielkości, trochę pęcherzykowata. Aromat słaby choś świeże trawy wyczuwalne. Finisz jeszcze bardziej gożki niż pierwsze łyki degustacji. Klasyczny bitter


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