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

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RATINGS: 202   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (9854) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 310312

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
saxo (13458) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle @ Fonefan tasting. Medium head with medium duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, malt, grain and hops. Thin bodied.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bill Becker (184) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - MAR 15, 2012
Purchased from Half Time Beverages. Bottled on Dec 11, 2011 It pours a clear deep gold copper with a 2 finger head of white foam. My imperial pint glass looks so gorgeous right now. It smells grainy with a fruity backbone and has some light bitter notes. The taste has some grain like in the smell, more bitterness than the smell, a kind of aspirin bitterness that doesn’t hit my palate all that well. It finishes slightly on the sweetish side where the medium light body gets a bit thin. This is not a bad Bitter. The abv is nice and low and drinkabilty as far as said abv goes is great. The flavours just don’t mesh as well for me as I hoped.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (3666) - - MAR 11, 2012
bottle. clear, rusty, burnt orange color with a quick, fizzy, white head. toasty, steeped tea, autumn leaves, toffee notes in nose. light, moderately carbonated palate with a clean, lightly dry finish. the flavor profile consists of light caramel malt, tea, and a good amount of a dry, grassy, almost lime-like bittering hop.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ration (1900) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2012
Pours clear dark copper with a nice head. Aroma sweet hops, toffee. Flowery feel on the tongue. Surprisingly good medium palate. A very well balanced and nice bitter. Not Bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dazz3 (1477) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2012
Bottled. Pours copper with a huge light brown head. Smells nutty malty. Tastes bitter, abit watery with a similar finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer4000 (4328) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2012
500 ml bottle. Deep golden body with a small white head. Mild, but nice malt aroma with a hint of caramel and fruit. Flavor is mild malty, fruity and moderate bitter. Medium body and aftertaste. Quite straight forward bitter, but well made and a fine session ale.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
abemorsten (2502) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2012
0,5 l bottle from Vaaland, Bryne. Pours light hazy orange with a light brown film. Fruity caramel and a metallic hint on the nose. Spruce and light raisins also present. Bitter, toasted, a hint of caramel and acidic tones. Medium body and smooth to drink with medium carbonation. Long mildly bitter finish with the tongue dry.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (15578) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2012
Can. Pours a clear dark amber color with a longlasing off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with some weak hints of dark fruit. Fruity malty caramel flavor with some bitter hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty bitter caramel finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4281) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2012
16.9 ounce bottle - $3.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a clear, deep amber-hued body with a foaming, short-lived, white head. A few spider web streaks of lace on the descent.

Smell: Toasted barley husks in the nose with an ill-defined sweet-scented trace to it, discarded fruit skins, and some earthy, woodsy English hops.

Taste: A taste of wet toast with a little, light caramel sweetness that quickly recedes away. A bit of apple skin, a bit of red grape skin. Earthy, woodsy, faintly herbal hop character with medium-light bitterness. Faint toastiness remaining in the predominately hoppy (though, even that’s still quite restrained)

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Falls a little shy of a medium level of carbonation for an overall soft mouthfeel.

Overall: Enjoyably subtle.


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