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


on tap

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RATINGS: 244   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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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.

pintbypint's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2807) - Edmonton, Alberta, - SEP 26, 2012
500ml brown bottle. Orange brown pour, off white foam with a rocky top, not much lacing. Nose is malty, grainy, toasty. Taste has brown bread, light toffee, nice hop kick at the end, citrus and touch of grass. Light bodied, not too bubbly, dry finish, a bit of a minerally feel to it.. Decent bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gripweed57 (891) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2015
500 ml bottle. Hazy dark amber color with a moderate creamy firm beige head. Aromatic earthy toasted malt nose has a fragrant toffee bouquet. Soft and silky smooth mouthfeel leads to a sweet toasted malt palate that is reminiscent of toffee and English Breakfast tea. Slightly tart with dryish notes in mid taste. Bitter Fuggle hops are subtle yet present in the finish. Smooth and ever quaffable. This would pair nicely with Fish and Chips.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cutitoutdave (58) - - APR 21, 2015
Pours clear amber from 12 oz with thin white head. Caramel & honey aroma, maybe some green apples. Bitter smooth flavor. Ample mouthfeel with light carbonation. Easily drinkable ESB with nice aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowenbrau (2457) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 12, 2015
500ml bottle @home 12-03-2015.
BBD: 31 Dec 2015.
In short: smooth ale.
Pours quite clear light copper amer with little off white head. Short head retention,poor lacing. Herbla, caramel, some roasty nose. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste is mild bitter, caramel, herbal, fruity, some toffe and roasted notes. Smooth and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
HammerTroll (704) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 10, 2015
Clear mahogany color, no head. Caramel aroma, some hoppy bitterness. Relatively light, easy to drink, fits well with food. Drinkable everyday stuff.
(Pivoljub 0,5l bottle)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjplumer (602) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Malt, caramel bread type of aroma. Medium brown body with a bit of an orange hue.. Light tan head about a half inch or so to start and settles relatively quick to a light film. Mild sweet fruit and malt taste with a touch of bitterness. Touch of apple like crispness. Has a full thick feel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gbgbrouge (299) - SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2015
Poured from can, dark amber with medium creamy head. Aroma with notes of caramel, dried fruit and some hay. Taste is bitter sweet with a nice malt body and medium bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
thomat (2280) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle from SB. Amber with a small off white head.Malty and fruity tones. Malt, fruit, caramel and hops. Medium to light body with a bitter sweet after taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5969) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Tallahassee, Fl - Beer Stop - 500 ml bottle. Cloudy, light brown pour, soft snow white head that leave a nice coat of lacing. Aroma has some nice light spicy notes, a hint of spearmint. Flavor has a nice subtle bitterness to it with some light fruit cocktail syrup notes, a touch of light citrus some spearmint in the back end. Nice, clean mouthfeel. Not a bad bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarageBrewer80 (134) - SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2015
Burk från SB. Klar orange brun färg. Vit skumkrona. Doft av aprikosmarmelad och bitterhumle. Medelfyllig kropp. Rund sötma och påtaglig bitterhet. Smak av torkade aprikoser, honung, rostad malt och grapefrukt. En trevlig bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (6614) - Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Bottle sample from notes. Pours a dark amber color with a small off white head.The aroma and flavor had some fruit, toasted bread,lightly sweet caramel malt, mild earthy hop character, mild bitterness, a hint of floral notes, rather boring. About what I would expect from an imported bitter in the US.

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