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

bottled
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RATINGS: 225   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjakopa (218) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - AUG 29, 2013
Pours a darker orange/reddish colour with slight head that dissipates quite fast. Aroma is hoppy with hints of caramel, malt and fruityness. Carbonation is medium and a bitter body, but aftertaste is quite hoppy and leaves a malty finish. Generally a good allround bitter for summer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmgreenuk (4475) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle from Tesco’s. Poured a clear medium amber with a broken white head and a little initial carbonation. The aroma is weak malt leading to a medium bitter flavour with some malt and bitter hops on the smooth, slightly watery palate. The bitterness lingers for a while in the finish. A decent English session bitter and quite refreshing when cool.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
yackery (156) - California, USA - AUG 9, 2013
500ml bottle. Appears as hazy pekoe tea with little head and frosty, sticky lacing that runs in ten seconds. Aroma is herbal hoppy and malty. Simple and pleasant without cardboard or funk but woody. Taste is mildly bitter. Palate is slightly flat soda water, light and thin with a slightly oily bitter finish. Overall, it’s not bad but not worth seeking.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
brokensail (11008) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Bottle from Ramirez Liquor. Copper colored pour with a finger of off-white head. Aroma is skunky and grassy. Toasted bread, yeast, water, and a hint of metal. The flavor isn’t very good either. Watery, metallic, and skunky. Grassy hops, toasted bread, and a hint of sweetness. Thin body. Not pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutchap (416) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2013
I’ge never been excited about English bitters I’ve tasted in the US but tried this in the UK and it was exactly what I thought an English bitter should be like. Clear ruby-caramel pour with a thin fizzy head. Light aroma with a metallic hint masked in a beery smell. In the clear bottle I see how this could go bad in its transport across the pond to the US. Average mouthfeel with good carbonation to start with but goes flat a little quickly. Nice flavor profile tho - hoppy with just a hint of malts - its earthy with notes of grass and bark in a good way. It tastes a bit like a walk through the English countryside. I like it and am glad I tried it in the UK. Will be very interested. To try it in the US and see itlf there is any difference.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HULK777 (368) - - AUG 6, 2013
Fantastic red/gold/orange/rainbow colour and beautiful white crown! Aroma of hay and spices. The flavour is composed of grass, nuts and (disappointingly enough) cardboard. Nice bitter aftertaste.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Cool_Bond (1446) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2013
A little scent. A little taste. No bitterness. No aftertaste. Unbelievably bad beer. Why even brew a beer that tastes so little? Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (3439) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark copper with white head that quickly goes. Low carbonation for a bottled beer. Metallic nose, light flora hops. Boring brown beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
foyle (238) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Appearance: 2" puffy off white head recedes slowly with significant lacing. Copper color with minimal carbonation Aroma: earthy hops, toasted bread Mouthfeel: medium body, chewy, and somewhat sticky with a dry finish Flavor: nice balance of caramel and toasted malt flavors with peppery and earthy hop presence Overall: an excellent session ale. I could drink these all day.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
morri (202) - NORWAY - JUL 5, 2013
500ml box from Systembolaget. Small tan head. Clear copper colored body. Bitter aroma of hops with hints of banana. Sweet, rounded taste. A bit tame.


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