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


on tap

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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
Cask: Regular. Originally known as "Southwold Bitter", in 2000 became "Bitter", in early 2006 became "The Bitter", in 2008 returned to "Southwold Bitter" Was sold as "George Ale" for the George Inn in Southwark until 2007. A classic cask bitter: the choice of a growing number of discerning licensees. Fragrant aromas of finest English hops and malt. Dry but refreshing, with a distinctive lingering bitterness. Appetising and delicious. Adnams bitter is a category champion.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2006
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Clear dark golden, topped with a white sheet. Vague sourish aroma of apple-skins and sulphur. Mineraly watery flavour of orange-peels and grains. Almost no body. Quite bitter aftertaste of apple-skins and oranges. Gloomy bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (16659) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2005
Cask at The Bridge House and The George Inn, London
Dark amber color. Some malt aroma and taste, but not very strong. The bitterness is more respectable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2009 1. Cask Handpump at the Head Of Steam, Liverpool 21/02/2002 Amber golden coloured pale bitter with some malt and a slight bitterness and hop finish. 2. Cask Stillage at the Marine Hall, Fleetwood 15/02/2003 Very similar to above but with some sour fruit and dryness in the finish. 3. Cask Handpump at the Blue Cap, Sandiway 01/12/2008 Floral and malt aromas. Bronze golden smooth on the palate and slightly hoppy with a crisp and slightly bitter malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Megan (101) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Had at down under pub with Micheal. Surprisingly smooth. Didn’t think I’d like it but I did. Very nice finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2005
I had this on tap and it was okay. The malt tone and bitterness is here but nothing stands out. It definately has a dry character but doesn’t seem as creamy as other bitters.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KnutAlbert (6398) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2005
Refreshing, but without too much character. A nice hoppy finish, the trade mark of a proper English bitter. Cask at Ye Old Mitre, London.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sregnar35 (1028) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2005
Cask Conditioned at Mahar’s in Albany, NY. I can’t get enough of these cask bitter’s. Excellent smooth sweet flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2005
Cask at the George Inn, London: Pours a clear deep copper bronze with a nicely-lacing white head. Subtle toffee and hop nose. Body starts with some maltiness, thinning toward the semi-bitter, lightly metallic, watery finish. An ok bitter, that has drinkability as its best attribute.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
argo0 (12460) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2005
(Cask at Wenlock Arms, London) Crystal clear amber body with white head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some leafy. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, faint earthy. Watery light body. Bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (14519) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2005
Cask. Lager aroma. Dark copper colour, small bubbly head. Nutty flavour. OK bitterness. Nice standard bitter.

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