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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Senap (360) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2014
Lätt men ändå relativt smakrik. Ingen efterbeska, svag röknyans. På det hela taget en hyfsad öl i klassen.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (6298) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle. Slightly murky orange amber pour with a smaller but persistent head. Earthy, grassy, and bready elements in this. Doesn’t finish terribly dry. Okay.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JM82 (25) - SPAIN - JAN 11, 2014
lata de 50 cl. De color rojizo oscuro, la espuma deja marcado el vaso. Aromas a pan, malta tostada y un ligero toque a hierba fresca. En boca aparece la amargura de los lúpulos con un toque floral y el dulzor del albaricoque, que rápidamente se disipa. una bitter compensada, sin aires de grandeza.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
javiercrasher (166) - Granada, SPAIN - JAN 10, 2014
@Can Color cobrizo, brillante, con abundante espuma clara que aunque desaparece deja manchadas las paredes del vaso. Olor a malta tostada. Poco cuerpo y buena carbonatación. En boca maltosa y amarga con final seco. Como su publicidad indica es para beberla fresca (en términos de un inglés claro) ya que al calentarse se hace más difícil de beber. Cerveza bitter bastante normalita, pero que compite en precio y calidad con la London Pride o cualquiera de las inglesas que se pueden encontrar en las grandes superficies. Nuestra Dougalls Leyenda por ejemplo se la lleva de calle. Supongo que en cask y sin pasteurizar ganara algo.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arsol (558) - NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
Mørk brunrød farge med flott høyt skum som ligger langs glassveggen. Lukter karamell, appelsin,grapefrukt og noe humle. Ikke veldig fyldig og smaker bra bittert, men også noe metallisk i smak og ettersmak. Overall, helt ok..

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8720) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle at home, cheers to JF, 26/12/13 (closing stages of) . Clear copper amber with a well appointed off white head. Nose is bready malts, light floral, orange notes, grass. Taste comprises light toffee, fruit notes, straw, bready malts. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry bitterings in the last hurrah! Ok bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerheart65 (1000) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 21, 2013
Mahogany brown with bit ruby, huge frothy creamy head leaves nice lacing, looks great. Mild aroma is malty with bread and earthy notes. Fizzy feel, light body and palate, bit too watery, malty flavor stays long, dry, bit harsh. Bit diluted like but looks nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rubbishystuff (1846) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2013
From WLVL. Smooth buttery mouth feel. Low hops and big malty flavors. Still somewhat light and easy drinking but flavorful for the strength. Serving: Bottle

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (13598) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle, 4.1%. Clear grey amber colour. Small frothy head. The flavour is teaish with a slightly rough bitterness. Good bready notes, hint of liquorice. OK balanced beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bamsen78 (3141) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber with small off-white head. Clear aroma of malt, caramel, fruit, and hops. Bitter flavour of hops, with notes of fruit and caramel. High carbonation. Perfumy notes. Bitterish finish. OK but rarher weirdly aromatic.


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