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


on tap

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RATINGS: 265   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   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 (2270) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MayumiH (755) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2016
Bottle at home. Subtle malty flavour. Subtle hop bite. Mildly bitter sweet. Light body. Okay beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martpez (95) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2016
Amber coloured with a small head. Its ever so slightly carbonated with a mild nutty taste. Its thirst quenching and hits the bitter "pork pie" spot. Works as a session drink and a good pub drink but is nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
I_LUV_BEER (78) - - APR 29, 2016
Served in a tulip from a 500ml bottle. Pours copper colour with a tan head. Aroma is malt, bread, caramel. Taste is a pleasant combination of malty and hoppy notes, smooth with a slight bitter aftertaste. Pleasant enough but nothing to write home about.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cunningham (6553) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 8, 2016
Nice clear orange golden color with a fine white head. Ok floral aroma with an ok intensity. Medium (a bit light) body and an average carbonation. Ok balance between sweetness and bitterness. Floral, biscuit, toffee, mild citric and a bit fruity flavor. Nice session able ale.
[Can from Systembolaget in Sweden]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fukito (1001) - Santiago, CHILE - FEB 14, 2016
Shinny golden amber with a medium white head. Medium crystal with some nutty notes on the nose. Same malty nuttines with some fruity esthers flavor. Medium to light palate. Not spectacular, but needs to be drunk cool instead of cold

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jorn69 (2445) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2016
Backlog...................... @ Havregatan 20130105. Bottle from Systembolaget.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
jjsint (2036) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2016 Bottle from Sainsbury’s. Light to mid-brown with a bit of off-white head. Smells of sulphur, raw grain, some floral notes and a little bit of sick. Taste is bitter and a little bit acrid. Very bitter finish. Not a great beer and not a patch on the cask.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wxman (1702) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2016
Pours a clear orange/amber with a nice rocky off white head. Floral, grassy aroma. Taste is sweet caramel malt, buttered biscuits and some grassiness. Smooth and easy drinking, with just a touch of hop bitterness. Nice, traditional bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
EkinTelli (83) - TURKEY - DEC 14, 2015
Not an awesome beer its taste and smell is so soft and palate is so low after 5 mins you forgot what you drink

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ccostoya (22) - 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

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