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

bottled
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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   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.


doubelknv3's rating

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
doubelknv3 (1049) - 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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sim81 (16) - - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle. A very good bitter. Good flavour all the way through, never watery. Easy to drink, quite light, not too many heavy or overly rich flavours. Therefore I think this would be ideal for people who enjoy lager, but are looking for more flavour in their drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
canddw (39) - - MAY 29, 2015
Dark amber beer with a large foamy head. Nose has biscuit, lemon, pineapple and hay. Taste is sweet biscuit, lots of lemon, hints of hay and tangy light bitter finish. Nice beer.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MarkoNm (1308) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - MAY 23, 2015
Pours a clear amber color, topped with a medum sized beige head. Nice and mild caramel malt aroma. Taste starts sweet, mild caramel presence, followed by a gentle hoppy bitterness and a short aftertaste. Drinkable, mild and non-offensive. Nothing special, though. Still, not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EvanFriend (414) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Tastes of caramel, a very slight hint of fruitiness, fading into herbal hops with a mild bitter aftertaste. Not great but not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zimbo (753) - SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2015
Don’t get Adnams apparent seaside sgnature in this one. Some traces of orange and dry earth though and a firm enough structure but not much else.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gripweed57 (949) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cutitoutdave (67) - - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowenbrau (2607) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
HammerTroll (798) - 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)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjplumer (647) - 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.


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