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

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RATINGS: 228   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ration (1949) - 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 (1552) - 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 (4529) - 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 (2831) - 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 (16927) - 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 (4391) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kavu (2281) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 5, 2012
Pours amber with a low head. Aroma is mostly malts. Flavor is malts with some hops. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4001) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2012
Bottle. This brewery continues to impress with yet another classy bitter,Crisp and sharp with a slightly malty finish. Bitters sometimes bore me-this one didn’t. Definitely worth checking out.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (5381) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2012
500ml Can - Copper coloured with a foamy head. Malty and fruity aroma with notes of caramel and raisins. Fruity and malty and taste with notes of raisins, sultanas, caramel, nuts and hops. Reasonably balanced and better than I was expecting.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
ClubGonzo (4116) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear amber body with a big foamy white head. Faint hints of rosewater and caramel. Taste is caramel, hints of dry hops and slight metallic hints. Pretty goddamn boring, even for a bitter.


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