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

bottled
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RATINGS: 222   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.


Melker's rating

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Melker (204) - Varberg, - NOV 5, 2012
Malty aroma, some hops as well. Citrus, grass and caramel. Kinda watery. Sweet taste, low bitterness.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4121) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Tapered 500cc bottle, decent label. Woody brown, cloudy, not much head. Toffy aroma with a bit of hoppiness and peat - a little earthy. Pleasantly bittter up front, a little woody, gets sweeter as it warms. Some, but not much, fruitiness. Bitter backend, light alcohol tones. Medium body, quaffable. Not a huge pint, but a good one. Beer Stop, Tallahassee.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olsvammel (3030) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2014
Can from Systembolaget. Herbal smell with nettles and a light flowery aroma. Nettles and caramel in the taste, also bready malt. Noticable bitterness. Fairly smooth mouthfeel.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VastActiv (2782) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle from local market, Vantaa. Originally rated 24042012. Colour is clear copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Some fruits, bitterness and malts.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vighals (1097) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2014
brunorange klar med høyt beige skum. Lukter karamell og blomster. Søtlig karamell med god medium bitter kort avslutning. Litt oljete

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gorgosh (256) - - JUL 24, 2014
Det är svårt att hamna mer i mittfåran än såhär. För en lager är ett sådant betyget mer än godkänt, för en bitter är det på gränsen till underkänt. Så orättvist konstruerade kan smaklökar vara, men det är inget att bli bitter över.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HopfenWeisse (1022) - - JUL 24, 2014
Clear dark amber color with nice head. Aroma is fruity and hoppy. Flavor is fruity, bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
POLK (2219) - 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 (102) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - 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 (478) - 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 (256) - 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.


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