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


on tap

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RATINGS: 244   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (18693) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4487) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kavu (2666) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 5, 2012
Pours amber with a low head. Aroma is mostly malts. Flavor is malts with some hops. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4157) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (5768) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
ClubGonzo (4498) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2012
can, average hoppy aroma, classic amber colour, clear, white foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, slick feel, bitter, long finish, not bad but The Bitter was better

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
pilsnerrogge (2590) - Finspång, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2011
Clear copper colour. Thick, pillow-y head. Floral, soapy, perfumy nose. Flavour is a bit watery and has notes of soap, fudge and some roastiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (7919) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (5247) - 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.

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