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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 236   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (7510) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2011
500 ml bottle. Finland.
Murky brown colour with small off-white head. Fruity and floral hops, plums and citrus in aroma. Flavour is floral hops, mild bitterness, some sweet caramel, dark fruits and mild grass. Decent Bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (4999) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2012 Can. Orange golden colour with a white head. Light hoppy nose. Medium caramel flavour with hoppy notes.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2011
Pours darker orange with a a off-white head. Aroma got lots of metal. Also some sweet caramel. Flavor got caramel, some citric hops, cola and finishes with a pleasant soft bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - DEC 16, 2011
Una piccola grande bitter, di buon valore fra le bottle conditioned che arrivano in Italia; forse un pelo monocorde ma di buona piacevolezza, di bell’amaro.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TEJA (1399) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2011
Can from Systembolaget. Lasting light beige head. Clear orange color. Fine caramell aroma with some hops Dry taste with some caramell and medium body. Small to medium bitterness that makes it easy to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (3158) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2011
500 ml can bought @ Systembolaget and consumed on December 10. Pours clear amber with a big fizzy white head that slowly dissipates leaving some lacing on the glass. Smell is malty sweet and slightly hoppy with caramel, pine and lemon zest. Taste is sweet and slightly bitter with caramel, metal, orange zest and hints of resin. Finish is slightly sweet and slightly bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esox (1139) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2011
Clear, dark amber beer, frothy/lacy head. Fresh, sweetish herbal and fruity yeasty nose, hints of lemon, fresh peach, orange and pollen. Some caramel notes. Starts fruity, slightly caramelly and bitterish, finishes dryish woody and medium bitter and slightly woody with light notes of caramel. Soft, lust texture, medium body. Nice, fruity bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (8007) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2011
50 cl bottle at Stars n Bars, Göteborg, on November 25, 2011
Clear copper color, flussy off-white head. Sweet, malty, some toffee scent. Sweet, malty, hoppy taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Dryish bitter aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2011
Can. Clear amber colour with an off-white head. Crystal malt, toffee, peppery and lightly floral hops, notes of metal and grass. Light to medium bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2011
Can, brought home from Systembolaget, Charlottenberg. A good-looking amber/red pour, with a cap of tiny blond bubbles. Initial aroma of tea leaves, then a whiff of lightly toasted malts. Taste is soft malty, fairly dry with suggestions of creamed caramel. Mild bittering hops in the backbone. Less than medium full. Feels slick in the mouth. Fine bitter tones in the finish. A more than decent canned Bitter. I’ll certainly seek for the cask version.


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