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


on tap

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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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MarkoNm (1894) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EvanFriend (447) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zimbo (807) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gripweed57 (1109) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowenbrau (2754) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
HammerTroll (941) - 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjplumer (761) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gbgbrouge (364) - SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2015
Poured from can, dark amber with medium creamy head. Aroma with notes of caramel, dried fruit and some hay. Taste is bitter sweet with a nice malt body and medium bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
thomat (2800) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle from SB. Amber with a small off white head.Malty and fruity tones. Malt, fruit, caramel and hops. Medium to light body with a bitter sweet after taste.

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