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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DocLock (9876) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours turbid Carolina mud brown with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is bitter hops, caramel malt, tannins. Tastes dry, tannic, ESB-ish but with not as much sweetenss as that style, and with finishing tea-like buttering hops. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1854) - Granville, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Amber pour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramal and light fruit. Taste is light caramel, a little sweet. It is a little creamy with a dry aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
McWorta (1467) - LUXEMBOURG - NOV 11, 2012
Amber colour with tiny white head. Noses of heavy hops. Slick in texture light oily, medium body and rather dry/bitter. Medium body. Bitter and some sweet notes on the palate. Finish is rather quick, leaves some hints on the palate, could be longer and forestanding to my liking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ktwse (3963) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours medium amber with low white head. Aroma is weak, with some caramel, banana, toffee. Taste is sweet banana with a gentle bitterness in the finish. Body is light and with low carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Melker (253) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2012
Malty aroma, some hops as well. Citrus, grass and caramel. Kinda watery. Sweet taste, low bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerItsNice (95) - IRELAND - NOV 4, 2012
An amber colour with a white head. Aroma of caramel and citrus. Flavour of hops, citrus and a light malt caramel finish. --- BeerItsNice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (8681) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2012
50cl bottle from ABCBeers. Thick white head. Clear amber pour. Nice bitterness

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
berkshirejohn (5951) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2012
50cl bottle from Sainsburys. Golden amber with a thin cream head; herbal aroma; caramel malt flavour with some herbal hops; and a rather sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5688) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Aroma is malts, fruit and a hint of caramel. The flavor is fruit/berries, malts, a hint of hops and then a tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tripelthreat (190) - Soquel, California, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Bottle. An red-amber body with medium-sized off-white head that leaves a bit of lacing. On the nose, a mixture of berry fruit, cider, faint toast. Taste is sweet with very light bitterness. There is caramel, cider, toasted nuts and finishes with light earthy bitterness. The flavor is a little thin in spots though. Medium body. Not bad.

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