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

bottled
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RATINGS: 216   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.


ExpendableHero's rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ExpendableHero (745) - Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Copper colored beer with an off-white head. Aromas of raisins, and some caramel. Tastes of some caramel, raisins, hints of prunes, some brown sugar, and dark fruit. A bit earthy too. Taste is truly bitter, but it works. Bittersweet finish is quite dry. Smooth, enjoyable, and quite tasty. I would have this again.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
POLK (2114) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2014
Thin easy-drinking bitter with a fine foam which gives lace on the glass. Notes of caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NallePalle (61) - - JUL 15, 2014
Can, 500 ml. Overall a good ale, nice palate and reasonable, bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danev76 (222) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2014
Very malty aroma. Dark brown colour with excellent head. Nice bitter malt flavor with a bitter aftertaste. Heavy body with high carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cmacklin (220) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 3, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours a clear amber orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, hops and a hint of fruit. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, caramel, fruit and a dry, bitter hoppy finish. Medium body with oily texture and soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VDuquerroux (219) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle, 500mL. Home. A clear copper beer with a medium white head. Few bubbles. Medium persistence. Aroma of caramel, herbs, smoke, light floral. Medium refreshing bitter, light sweet. Light body, thin silky texture, soft carbonation, medium bitter finish. Overall, a good refreshing bitter beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (2456) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle at Sarah’s house adnams fest. Aroma is light caramel and earthy hay. Copper coloured pour with a short lived white head. Flavour is decent caramel, some straw, solid bitterness. Bog standard bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
forthebirds (26) - - JUN 11, 2014
Amber pour with minimal head. Caramel, bread, malty, slightly nutty. Medium body. A smooth drinker.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dogbomb (929) - ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle. Amber rusty ale with a thick off-white head. Smells like pie crust, cereals and builders tea. Taste is cereals, breadiness, some lemony hops, caramel and tea. Good drinking ale with a nice dry bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 1, 2014
from Amstein - pours a clear dark amber-orange beer under a long lasting little foam; nice lace; aroma of tea and apples, light notes of spicy hops; moderate malt body, gentle bitterness; more notes of tea and caramel in the finish; quite dry - fresh and very drinkable

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bif (1386) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a beige head and bit of lacong. Aromaof malt, caramel bit of fruit and citr us in the background. Taste of malt, light caramel sweetness, bit of fruit and nuts. Mild bitterness and a fairly dry finish. Moderate body, smooth and clean feel. Enjoyable beer good for a couple.


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