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


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RATINGS: 257   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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. Available (pasteurised) in 500ml bottles and 500ml cans.

fidelis83's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidelis83 (2224) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Clear medium amber pour with a 1 finger, soapy off white head that has decent retention and leaves some lacing. Aroma has lots of fruity ester, mostly tree fruit, and a little banana, planty, floral and citrus hops, caramel, bread crust, toast and light cereal. Flavor is again pretty fruity, nice toasty notes, biscuit, planty and floral hops, white raisin and some citrus toffee, and light mineral notes to teh finish. Light body, light, but somewhat sharp, blanketing carbonation, creamy to oily entry, slowly drying out to and off dry finish that has an odd, but pleasant lingering carbonation. Pretty good bitter, sweeter and stronger in flavor than one would expect from 4.1%ABV, even in an English Bitter. Would be a great fried food pairing, sessioner at a lower price point, I paid $3.99/500ml.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ccostoya (14) - Santiago, CHILE - OCT 31, 2015
500 cc Can. A. subtle barley aroma. Little to none floral hops A. Nice clear copper, with minimal head and poor retention T. lightly bitter P. light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, long bitter finish Not a bad beer for hot summer days, but boring in general

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dutchbeerpages (1976) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2015
Refreshing, little caramel in finish. Very good to drink, nothing spectacular.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kajser27 (638) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 20, 2015
Red to copper colored, small to medium off white head. Aroma is caramel malt, biscuit, some fruits and floral notes. Taste is low sweet malt, caramel biscuit, toffee, light fruity and some floral hops. Low bitterness, dry finish. Light bodied, watery, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dermi (892) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 10, 2015
33 cl, bottled. Pours clear gold with a decent white head. Aroma: Some malt, nuts. Mildly hops, spices. Taste: Medium sweet, toffee, malty characters. Yeasty tones! I like that. Palate: Quite light body, near average carbonation. Easy to drink. Some minimal bitterness. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (510) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2015
Pours chestnut brown small head slightly nutty and slightly sweet. Bottle at home.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (8921) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 4, 2015
bottle, Tesco Exmouth. Amber golden colour, white head. Malty, hints of nuts, pleasantly hoppy. Easy drinking beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThirstyBird (2315) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2015
From the bottle it pours a clear amber/brown with a tan head. The smell is fruit, caramel, bread. The taste is crisp up front, toasted malt, caramel, fruit ending fairly bitter and dry. Light in body with rather active carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
uckelman (472) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2015
Clear, copper colored. Almost no head. Mild herbal aroma, with hints of malt. Flavor is very nutty and roasty. Medium-heavy body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sim81 (17) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
canddw (64) - - 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.

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