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

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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
doubelknv3 (1009) - Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2013 Earthy, fruity, malt, and biscuit aroma. Amber with thin off white head. Earthy, malt, and lemon flavor notes. Balanced with medium bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarageBrewer80 (69) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (6088) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StueyD (1279) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2015
A dark copper brown coloured beer with a thick off white head. A rich malt aroma, caramel, honey and nutty. Dry mouthfeel. A dry malt taste, biscuity and nutty, then a mildly sweeter caramel and honey flavour that adds a balance to the finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TychoJames (253) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2014
Burk systembolaget. Bärnstensfärgad. Maltbrödig doft. Brödig smak med viss fruktsötma. Lätt kolsyrad

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
phildez11 (2) - California, USA - DEC 29, 2014 does not count
Bitters just don’t hold up for commercial distribution, so get em local or brew em yourself. With that said the aroma is caramelized sugar sweetness with a stale bread smell. The favor is much the same with a lot of toffee flavor and the burton on trent body and saltiness you’d expect. A muted version of a great style not worth the money here in the states. Get your bitters fresh, young and tender.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nisse666 (4557) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle- 2008-Göteborg AR: dry hoppiness, AP: amber colured body, wee white head F: dry hoppiness, great bitterness

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wimpyjoe (4637) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle from Booths, Media City. Deeper clear copper colour with a thin head. Has a grainy bitterness, but not too bitter with a small sweetness in both aroma and taste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BenOver (126) - SLOVENIA - NOV 27, 2014
Aroma is slightly hoppy, gentle but nice. Pours with medium to a lot of head. More carbonation than usual. Quite pale with an interesting aftertaste that evolves in to a slightly honey-like sensation. Not quite well balanced but still ok.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
beer-yum (655) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 19, 2014
A beer that ticks all the right "Bitter" boxes and is of a strength that allows one to partake as one would like. What’s not to like?

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (5147) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Pint bottle. Dark amber with a little foam that does not last long. A malty aroma that also has fruit. Not big. The flavor begins spicy and there is some unpleasant sourness underneath. Floral and a bit of toffee. Bitterness is moderate. This is just ok.


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