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

bottled
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RATINGS: 218   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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Benzai (7340) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2013
Bottle shared by Dutchdrebus. Lightly unclear red color, virtually no head. Smell and taste malts, leaves, some bitter. Low to medium body and carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (3890) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2013
Shared this bottle @ joes. Amber to copper colour with no real head. Smells some caramel, some nice subtle roastyness and herbs. Tastes malts, slightly herbs, bitter, sweet. Lovely subtle beer. Thin body, soft carbo.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2025) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Nice dark, bitter with lots of mellow roasted bitterness. Smooth and enjoyable, color is clear dark brown with oil sheen beige head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and burnt toast. Taste is oak, strong ice tea, roast grains, nuts. Very well done.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (3505) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear amber color with a moderate pillow off-white head. Nose is a little bitter but smells old and slightly earthy. Taste is a little bitter and quite smooth. Easy drink, but not terribly appealing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyit (3449) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2013
Clear brown of color with a white head. An aroma of bisquit, bread, toffee, metallic, hops and malty. A flavor of bread, bisquit, hops, metallic and a nice bitter finish. A nice combi of hops and malt.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ADesenberg (561) - Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle: copper with a tan head. Aromas of sweet fruit. Flavor is a bitter fruitiness. Caramel. Very enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (1742) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2013
Bottle. Copper beer with a residual head and a touch of lacing. Aroma of toffee and malts. Taste is malts, caramel and dry leaf hops. Quite decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (2757) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 12, 2013
500ml bottle courtesy of JohnRMurdoch - clear orange amber, thin bubbly off-white head, weak sweet malty aroma, no lacing, caramel, fruity, dry bitter finish

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch (3214) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 12, 2013
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Medium brown colour with reddish amber hue & good head. Toffee malt aroma. Citrus caramel malt flavour. Bitter aftertaste. A good bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thb (673) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 10, 2013
Light brown/dark orange with barely any head. Aroma is very english - grainy malts with a hint of caramel, gentle herbal and floral hops. Subtle, balanced, taste - more fruit and caramel in the taste but its still mostly just grainy. Fruity, mildly bitter finish. Really quite pleasant. Drinkable.


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