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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   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.


Koyo's rating

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Koyo (251) - - APR 11, 2012
Bottle at Griffin’s Steakhouse, Stockholm, Sweden. Has little to no aroma at all, a slight grassy note but not much. Taste is slightly bitter but very watery, more of everything would’ve been great. Drinkable and thirst quenching but boring as hell.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nisse666 (4501) - 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 (4424) - 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 (112) - 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 (597) - 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 (5072) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (3021) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Dark copper-brown body, medium sized off-white frothy head, soapy lacing, Mellow toffee, toasted bread and florals. Medium bodied with gentle carbonation, light sweetness, mild bitterness.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
christhoel (195) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2014
grass, brown, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, thin feel, soft carbonation, a nice bitter thats all just nice

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
visionthing (2983) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 21, 2014
50cl can from Systembolaget, Strömstad. Pours dark amber with an off-white head. Mild malty and caramelly aroma with fruity notes, noticable, but mildly hoppy and hits of dried fruits, herbs and spices. A bit sweet with malty and mildly hoppy flavours and a decently bitter finish. Not quite my thing, but fair enough.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Toomio (244) - Joensuu, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2014
Kautta linjan tasapainoinen olut. Puoliviileänä hyvät aromit. Hieno ulkonäkö, sopivan paksu ja omintakeinen.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4376) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Tapered 500cc bottle, decent label. Woody brown, cloudy, not much head. Toffy aroma with a bit of hoppiness and peat - a little earthy. Pleasantly bittter up front, a little woody, gets sweeter as it warms. Some, but not much, fruitiness. Bitter backend, light alcohol tones. Medium body, quaffable. Not a huge pint, but a good one. Beer Stop, Tallahassee.


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