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


on tap

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RATINGS: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichTheVillan (6679) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2012 Drank on coach direct from bottle decent bitter had worse goodnight blah: re-rate drank out of a glass at the right temperature clear dark brown pour with frothy white head well balanced malt & bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RedSox2004 (1674) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Clear amber/mahogany brown with a smallish head and moderate lace. Toasted malt aromas with gentle hops. Flavors are very modest, mostly chewy biscuity malt with a noticeable hops bitterness kick. Light to medium body, watery mouthfeel, modest carbonation, and a lingering bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeissGary (286) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 27, 2012
Pours pale dark brown with a thin white head. Aroma is malty and very slightly fruity. Bitter taste up front with a wet middle and a dry finish. Tastes soft and malty. Quite a decent beer, Adnams never disappoints!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dforsberg81 (21) - SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2012 50 cl can. Great looking ale with a nice aroma. However, the palate is very weak and the beer is a too watery. Probably a good beer to have with food but when had on its own it feels a bit too weak and diluted. Not bad, it just lacks something.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (3135) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 11, 2012
500 ml bottle. Pours a mahogany brown with little head. Light aromas of malt, cereal, fruit and caramel. Bitter up front, with biscuit, raisin and malt flavors to follow. Bitter residual finish. Nice for this style.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - AUG 5, 2012
Used to drinking this fresh in a pub, so wondered if the bottle would be any good. Yes, not bad at all. Fresh hoppy and fruity aroma, followed by crisp clean green hop flavours, with biscuity leafy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Love the classy label and odd shaped bottle. Pours a light amber color. Aroma is sweet and malt accented. Lots of apple cider notes with a little bit of roasty character. Very light on the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matter (28) - - JUL 27, 2012
Pours a clear "bitter brown" with a half inch off white head. Fairly weak aroma, earthy with some malt sweetness. Taste is initially well balanced bitter hop and sweet malt, quickly gives to a distinctly earthy finish. A fair bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUL 24, 2012
bottle into a english pint glass. Color fist appeared light brown but showed more amber int he light, very clear and clean. Very fully bubbly head. Aroma is toast, burlap, touch of caramel. Taste starts malty sweet and berry. Finishes with some yeast and light bitter. Medium to full body. Tastes British.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
manuchampions (1244) - 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.

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