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

bottled
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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
manuchampions (1236) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours a dark ruby brown with an inch of foamy tan head. Aroma is caramel malt, some toffee, something slightly vegetal (uh oh). Taste is bready malt, caramel, some yeast and a hint of sweetness. Slightly thin mouthfeel. Hops in the finish. Good for style but I prefer their Gunhill bitter which has more flavour for roughly the same strength of beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1374) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2012

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2218) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Pretty good brew. Poured at a good temperature with a nice sized, foamy, frothy, fluffy, cream-colored head that settles after a bit and some lace. Color is a clear amber copper. Aroma is beery, malt, hop, toffee, caramel, fruit. Flavor’s much like nose and bitter up front, then carbonic tang with a little malt sweet under. Body and carbonation are good. Finish is like flavor, of average length and is very drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tide (1761) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2012
Bottle from bar. Golden color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops and malts. Dry bitter finish. Good brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a cream head. Toasted malt and light grain aroma. alt and light fruity flavor with light earthiness. Medium bodied. Fruitiness and bread lingers with light earth and light caramel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
worldbeertaste (1623) - AUSTRIA - JUN 26, 2012
Caramel with a thin white head. Smells of malt and caramel, light hops. Stickey frothy body. Sweet with a medium bitter. Goes down very easy. Sweet and simple. Sort of a grass finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJestersBeer (2039) - SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2012
500ml bottle. Deep amber, white head. Hoppy, fruity aroma, apricot, malt, spruce, passion fruit, caramel, yeast, honey, ice tea, flowers. Dry, medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2. Spicy, floral taste, malt, apricot, hops, passion fruit, caramel, honey, lemon peel. (2012-06-20)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wekker84 (1470) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2012
Bottle a amber colored beer with a white head aroma citrus malts bitter hops flavor malts citrus grapfruits and bitter hops

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10931) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Bottle from the Folsom BevMo. Pours dark copper with a creamy beige head. Aroma is quite floral - suggests roses! Med body. Flavor is smooth caramel with some floral hop. A bit malty - but then that’s the style. Finishes nearly dry. Nice brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nazzty (921) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2012
Very smooth and soft ale that works just as good at the dinner table as in the sofa on it’s own.


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