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

bottled
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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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (34282) - 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 (904) - 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 (25089) - 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 (30747) - 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 (10792) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (10595) - 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 (13802) - 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 (224) - 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 (3735) - - 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.


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