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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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DruncanVeasey (7142) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2012
500ml from Arden Wines- a pretty big fish to have slipped through the net. Attractive, Ribena-ruby with a slim white foam. Light, aniseed-sprinkled hop aroma with underlying chocolate and soap. Soft, slightly soapy hop with aniseed and thyme-like notes; chocolate coated nuts. But in truth, not that interesting. Blandness approaching John Smiths territory: wet air, English-style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (5347) - ITALY - APR 20, 2012
ambrata buona schiuma persistente malto nocciola secca lieve tostatura discreto amaro finale piuttoto luuppolato scorza arancia amara

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (3031) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 19, 2012
On can from Systembolaget Gøteborg Dark golden color Medium body & complexity Dry with medium intensity and well integrated hops Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (3277) - Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2012
Strong, malty aroma has a fruity overtone, mainly pear and grape. It pours a clear, dark coppery amber bordering on mahogany with a nice light tan head that leaves some generous lacing. Malty flavor is rather bitter, but not fiercely so, with subtle notes of fruit, wood and caramel and a touch of smoke. Smooth texture has average body and a fair amount of fizz.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 12, 2012

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium to dark amber orange colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, toffee - wood - nutty - grass. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120331]

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Koyo (251) - SWEDEN - APR 11, 2012
Bottle at Griffin’s Steakhouse, Stockholm, Sweden. Has little to no aroma at all, a slight grassy note but not much. Taste is slightly bitter but very watery, more of everything would’ve been great. Drinkable and thirst quenching but boring as hell.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
flying_pig (933) - SCOTLAND - APR 9, 2012
500ml Bottle (from Sainsburys):
Light earthy hops and light malts hitting you first. There is a tiny amount of bitter that is detectable and a touch of fruit too.
Copper to amber with a bubbly white head that is about a mhalf a centimetre tall. This eventually settles to thin, soapy lacing after about a minute.
Earthy hops and malts that are coupled with some light, summer fruits and some bitterness.
Light bodied and smooth although not quite falling into the watery category, there is a mildly bitter taste and a hint of dryness to the beer. Average with mild carbonation.

Although not a bad beer really it was far to mild and lacking in any strength or flavour where it counted and not a beer that I particularly enjoyed or would go back to.

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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Pours a clear amber with an off-white head. Caramel and nuts in the nose. Light body, British hops - subtle - nuts and caramel. Pleasant and easy going. 310312

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30908) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2012
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is crisp hoppy fruity. Mild toasted malty and crisp hoppy to dry bitter. Mild herbal and light herbal finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (10888) - DENMARK - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle @ FOneFan. Clear amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, hops and a little toffee. Flavour is malt, caramel, little toffee, medium sweet, little watery and a little bitter.


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