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 13/20
rondphoto (4059) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Clear dark amber with a toffee colored head and nice horizontal streaks of lace. Basically an IPA with floral, rather than piney, hops. Once the flavor begins (dry malt and bitters), it continues to the finish. The finsih fades quickly and nicely. Good moderate brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBaboon (1964) - FINLAND - MAY 19, 2012
Colour of copper. White head. Fruits, caramel, pines and bitterness. Just a bit sweet and something I will buy again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Serving: 500 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a nice red color with a small, off white head. The nose has lots of bready malt, light caramel, and a whiff of hops. The flavor has a little butter, a lingering breadiness, and a light, papery hop balance. Not all that sweet on the tongue which is nice. Medium bodied with average carbonation and a somewhat dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
elosop (309) - SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2012
Karamellfärgad med tämligen stor skumkrona. Svag smak (end. 4,1%), men behaglig eftersmak (lots of toffe!) .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Bottled. Poured clear, medium amber with a nice off-white head. The aroma picked up sweet, toasty bread and fruity notes, with earthy and oaky accents.. fresh and very good for the style. The flavor found similar stuff.. bready notes, wet grains, and a pinch of honey at the core.. earthy and herbal bitterness around.. finished very dry, with lightly-degraded hops and simple bready malts. Lighter-bodied with a decent flow through the palate.. moderate bitterness.. good example of a style I don’t particularly care for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - MAY 7, 2012
500mL bottle. Ruby color, off-white head. Aroma of bitter grass and malt. Tastes of fresh rye bread, baking yeast, bitter wooded hops. A well done English Bitter. Lightly carbonated. (3328)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
finol (3066) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2012
Can from Systembolaget. Pours amber with a big off white head. Malty aroma with some grass and baking yeast. Smooth, wiht a sweet malty caramell taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (6344) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2012
Brown 500ml bottle with a 4.5% Bitter inside, best before 16th July 2009, drank on 22nd April 2009. Poured (twice) into a La Chouffe stemmed tulip shaped glass. Lovely, lovely, lovely. Deep amber body with a very good, rich and high tanned head. The beer had a teak wood sort of hue to it, clear and wholesome looking too. Very different to the cask version and a lot stronger in alcohol. The aroma, taste and mouthfeel just don’t match up and why should they, this is obviuosly a completely different beer. Hops, barley and nuts in the aroma, along with some malt bread and toasted brown bread. The beer just tastes right, good bitter bite and a hoppy aftertaste, a classic British Bitter. Adnams are a favourite of mine and this is the sort of product that highlights why. A joy to hold and drink!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2012
Bottle. Poured clear reddish brown color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bitters sweet flavor with a medium bitters sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid interesting beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2012
500ml from Arden Wines- a pretty big fish to have slipped through the net. Attractive, Ribena-ruby with a slim white foam. Light, aniseed-sprinkled hop aroma with underlying chocolate and soap. Soft, slightly soapy hop with aniseed and thyme-like notes; chocolate coated nuts. But in truth, not that interesting. Blandness approaching John Smiths territory: wet air, English-style.

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