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


on tap

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RATINGS: 232   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (3507) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Cask at the Defector’s Weld. Hazy dark orange, still, small scummy white head, light lacing. Aroma is light, some fabric plaster. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is malty, semisweet toffee, twig, light bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cimbasso (363) - - NOV 6, 2014
Copper colour with a white head. Caramel malt aroma, and a taste of biscuity malts and fruity hops. A good, traditional English bitter with high drinkability and excellent balance. Just shows that a great beer does not need to be strong. An excellent ale from from a great brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14811) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2014
Cask @ C4, Odense. Pours amber with bubbles on top. Caramel, biscuit, nuts, bread and. bit of citrus. Smooth and soft. Short bitter finish! Very pleasant!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MyLittleTown (8) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2014 does not count
Deserves it’s stellar reputation. A classic English bitter of the South/Eastern tradition. Fairly pale, with a loose head of biggish bubbles. Aroma is slight, but is followed by a strong grip on the palate and a truly bitter flavour which lingers. At 3.7% it is a proper session beer, and proof that great beers do not need a high alcohol content.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joergen (23865) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2014 Cask at Charlies. Clear amber colored with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of caramel and hops with notes of sulfur. Fruity flavor of caramel, hops and grass. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
doubelknv3 (1052) - Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Copper-golden, off white head, and mild lacing. Floral, mild caramel, fruity, and lite citrus. Medium bodied, slightly watery, lite bitterness and dryness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hohops (553) - Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Pours dark amber, a half finger foamy white head which disappears. Lots of caramel malt in the aroma. Bitter taste, hop background, lots of toffee and caramel. An ok bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GuideDogSaint (841) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUL 30, 2014
Cask at the Albion, Epsom. Malty caramel aroma, thin, mild bitter finish. Average session ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (776) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2014
Cask - deep chestnut red with a tan head. Okay retention, good lacing. Aroma of grass, malts, caramel and toastiness. Taste of malts and grassy hops. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
miquelcrush (1840) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 12, 2014
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

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