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


on tap

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RATINGS: 225   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4392) - Indiana, USA - NOV 28, 2004
Draft at Sherlock Holmes Pub. Small smooth ivory head with good lacing, transparent, softly carbonated, and an orange hue. Aroma was malty, light caramel notes, and hoppy. Sweet, lightly bitter, malty, and hoppy flavor. Smooth mouthfeel. Light-medium bodied beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 25, 2004
Cask. Kings Arms waterloo. Amber with small head. Floral aroma. thin to medium bodied. Bland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - OCT 19, 2004
Cask: Clear reddish hue, good head formation. Fruity malt and light citrus hop aroma. Malty, crystal flavor, decent fruitiness, slightly spicy, dry fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2004
Cask. Pale amber colour, creamy pale yellow head and nice lacing. Very hoppy, resiny, spicy, earthy, mushroom-like aroma. Nice mouthfeel, slightly sweet on the front, spicy/earthy hop flavour fading into a lasting bitterness. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2004
Cask: Pours light copper with small white head. Floral hop aroma dominates. Body is thin-medium, though smooth. Nice sweet balanced bitter. Dry finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5454) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2004
Cask at the Edgar Wallace in London. Bronze body with no head. Nice spicy hop and floral nose. Possibly some faint toffee or caramel. Taste is bitter hops but there is a nice sweetness blended into it. It seems to mix just right with the floral notes. Palate feels full with this one and it’s pretty smooth. Finish is more bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2004
Cask @ The Red Lion, Haddenham, UK Backlog 14 Aug 2004
A beer I have had many a times and will have many more times. A very decent session beer, with a nice hoppy, bitter taste. Nothing too complex, but a solid pint. Something you can trust to be good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - AUG 10, 2004
cask gbbf: dont know if this is the same as the best bitter but dont see that listed? it was 3.7 and this is 3.6. these are easy drinking session beers with slight bitter aftertaste but nothing remarkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2004 Draught. This is one of my regular drinks, as it is almost always on at my local. A decent session beer, with a nice hoppy, bitter taste. Nothing too complex, but a solid pint.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hbie (133) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2004
Cask conditioned many times in Essex and Sufolk. I drink more of this beer than any other as it is in my local. Full flavoured for its gravity, hoppy and bitter with lots of dry hops which helps it keep longer.

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