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


on tap

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RATINGS: 214   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2004
Tap from Blackfriars in London. Very easy and smooth to drink. Hops, a little fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rauchbier (3596) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2004
Cask. Amber, thin white head and moderate fine condition. Low maltiness in the nose, some fruity hop notes noticable in the mouth and a low fruitiness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2004
Cask. Gorgeous amber colour, spot on mixture of maltiness with delicate fruit aroma, enough head to last. Not too strong so a great pint to enjoy several of through a summers evening.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2004
Cask, The BLackfriars pub, London (and many other pubs). Musty English hops, fairly well balanced malt. Good amber color. Dry finish. Quite good. I look forward to this bitter coming to the States.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8611) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2013 Cask conditioned. Falcon Fotheringhay. Light brown colour with a hoppy fruity aroma. Excellent dry hoppy taste. A very well balanced beer.Score 3.6
Subsequent ratings scored 3.1, 2.8, 2.7 and 3.5 Average becomes 3.1

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sigmund (4953) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2004
Cask conditioned at the Courtfield, Earls Court, London. Low head, some carbonation. Colour is amber to brown, I think (the pub was not well lighted). Modest aroma. Flavour is very much a "standard bitter", which is not necessarily a bad thing, but not very exciting either. Lacks a "fresh" touch. Reasonably bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2004
Cask @ Papago Brewery The beer a cloudless amber color as it sets in my mug, the head portly in size with the color a pleasing light tan and the texture creamy, lace forms a thin sheet to cover the glass. Nose is all malt, sweet and pleasant with the start lightly sweet, nice malt presence with the top light in feel to the palate. Finish is devoid of carbonation as one should expect, mild hop presence, quite dry aftertaste and quite reminiscent of Caffrey’s and Boddingtons’s Cask beers, and a nice change of pace from the hearty IPA’s and dark brooding beers I’ve sampled of late.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2004
UPDATED: APR 11, 2005 On cask at Papago. Aroma has moderate fruitiness - ripe apples and banana, with a subtle spicy hop character. Amber color, creamy, thin off-white head. Flavor is a quiet blend of malt and grassy hops, neither are pronounced, but both are there. Mouthfeel is watery but smooth, finished with moderate hop flavor and bitterness. Very good session beer for hours of sitting in the pub drinking and eating.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Flugelmeister (3) - Mitcham, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2004 does not count
Colour is fantasic as well as the genuine hops and well balanced fusion between taste and aromas. malty yet smooth. My current favorite, but in short supply here in Australia.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
GNome (41) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2004
Cask @ Cluny, Newcastle; Poor condition, served without any noticeable head and tasted vinegary... terrible!!

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