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


on tap

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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LoFi (1518) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2011
Can. Amber, large tan head. Aroma: fruit, grass. Taste: fruit, grass, biscuity malt, some citrus and blackcurrants perhaps, medium bitter, dryish, a bit watery. Light to medium-bodied, smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EdKing (1754) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2011
Bottle from Selfridges. Pours copper brown. Nose is really nice caramel. taste is sweet fruit hops, and real caramel. Lovely balance to this bitter with the emphasis on caramel. Bitterness on the finish but fairly mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ekstedt (5211) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2011
Bottle (50 cl) from Systembolaget. Clear copper, medium off-white head. Fruity and caramelly aroma with some floral hops. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium slightly metallic bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 15, 2011
Canned. Pale amber colour with small white head. Aroma is bready and biscuity notes along with some floral and mild wooden and floral hops. Flavour is being quite much the same with some slight resiny/sweetish notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2011
Bottle at Bishops Arms Marina, Helsingborg. 24th September 2011.
Pours light brown. Flowery dry aromas of herbs, violas, hops without any real sweetness to it. Smooth and clean taste with a nice herby hop flavour and some taffy-like malts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (7349) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2011
500ml bottle purchased at Sainsburys Pimlico. Bubbly, off-white head that stays well on top of a amber coloured body with a reddish glow. Fruity-caramel to the nose. Light caramel malts in flavour mixed with mid-bitter hops. Half-dry, clean bitter ending. Refreshing and likable bitter (hotel room, London 29.07.2011).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (5338) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2011
500 ml bottle. BBE 30.4.2012.
Pours a dark copper colour with a thick off-white head. Aroma of toffee, nuts and some peppermint. Flavour of toffee, nuts, slightly toasted malts and grassy hops. Medium bodied, soft carbonation and a dry finish of toffee and some bitter hops. Quite basic really without any major flaws.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
superflyguy (420) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2011
disappointing. pours a goodtanned brown colour and smells decent - bits of malt and burnt caramel. the mouth taste is quite thin with a big metallic finish. bottle - supermarket

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vignale (1805) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2012 En engelsk bitter på burk. Doft av mineralrik jordkällare, aprikoser, ljust bröd och aningens metall. Blommig humle med torr besk avslutning. Hyfsad kropp för att vara 4,1% och det enda som står är en liten metallisk bismak de första klunkarna. Annars en utmärkt bitter men föredömligt låg alkoholhalt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AleManTom (195) - Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2011
Quite a pleasant copper coloured bitter, toffee+peanut nose, taste of toffee, malt and peanut. Light beer with a odd but satisfying finish.

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