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

bottled
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RATINGS: 213   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.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ADesenberg (551) - 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 (1680) - 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 (2707) - 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 (3169) - 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 (671) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TizzleJizzle (597) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Pint bottle. Clear dark amber color with a thin tan top and great lacing. Caramel malts, toasted malts, floral finish. Medium carbonation, thin boring body. Not my cup of tea

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sm89walt (1741) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 2, 2013
500ml bottle. A deep amber with a one finger, slowly fading off-white head. Dominant aromas of caramel and biscuit malt with some grassiness and English hop dryness. A bit heavy on the caramel malt flavour-wise too but otherwise quite bitter and resolutely quaffable. Medium length finish and carbonation on a light to medium body.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pyrmir (3189) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2013
Bottle, rated from backlog. Deep yellow color with white head. Aroma malty with herbal hop notes. Flavor is watery and pretty bland, low bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen1 (2272) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 21, 2013
Flaske kjøpt på Berentsens ølutsalg, delt med Ovesen: frisk og fruktig smak med litt karamellsødme i tillegg. En ypperlig forfriskning en søndag formiddag mens vi venter på at mesken skal bli ferdig.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
r464 (1883) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2013
Dark amber color with a thin whitish head. Dirty caramel malt, earthy, dry. Nuts, wood, resin, with a bitterness that is not all in the hops. Rather disappointing.


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