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

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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Green pears float atop this Brown Bitterís mild caramel malts, joining citrus fruit allusions into a smoothly mineral finish.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam tops the hazy amber.
-Malts also develop honey flavors.
-Light leafy hops appear in the end.
-This is very drinkable, yet not very memorable.

On cask at The Mitre, Cambridge.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (927) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2013
A basic bitter, floral hoppy aroma with similar taste. Suprisingly hoppy/bitter finish, it makes you wait for it a bit but itíll come.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
The_Bish (1125) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2013
Sorry suits. Pavement recruits. Extraterrestrial pursuits. For a female recluse. Saviour.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dommod2011 (702) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2013
Share with Bish. I savoured every moment of this. Spangled headband swirling nauseatingly with industrial wasteland. Sanitised enigma and educated hops leaping with abandoned glee. Dabs of monosyllabic monologues with a twist of bandages. Cuttlefish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brigadier (3095) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2013
On tap
Another plain vanilla beer, this one at least hit the spot after a long tour of rural countryside roads in southern England. It was either this or a Guinness and the lighter style won out. Drink it for a tick or when you do not care about ratings but otherwise Iíd suggest passing.

Aroma / Appearance - The thin caramel base has wisps of dim white head. Mild ops, caramel, and creamy milk are the only signs of life.

Flavor / Palate - Creamy milk poured into a cup of tea provides a light bitter profile that does not offend the palate. The finish is weak and fades quickly. This has no huge flaws but is forgettable in the grand scheme of things.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (9960) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2013
Cask at the Seven Stars, London, 22/04/13. Clear copper with a thin off white head that dissipates to a few bubbles. Nose is malt forward, fruits, woody tones, toffee, light sulphur. Taste comprises dark fruit, light sugars, dark malt, caramel, touch of spice. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, bitterness in the finish. An average bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
graham_murphy (333) - - APR 23, 2013
A solid light bitter. Iím more into IPAs and Pale Ales but this works. Lightest draught at the Nagís Head. Smooth hints of malt and hops.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kavu (2438) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 22, 2013
1/2 pint from cask @ Albion. Pours clear amber with a low creamy head. Aroma is malts. Flavor is malts with some fruits and hops. Quite basic bitter really.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ration (1971) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 11, 2013
Summer 2011 in England, cask. Pours light amber with a small head. Aroma caramel, some citrus. Light bodied. Average.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2280) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 10, 2013
Cask @ Queen Victoria, Gosforth [010313] Copper brown, clear, dense white head
Aroma of soft caramel malts, light bitter english hops, touch of minerals
Taste of soft caramel, soft bitter english hop, touch of toasted malts, hint of honey, some biscuit in there, light flavours but a fair amount going on
Palate - light body, little oily, slightly tangy palate. Finish as main flavour, bitter english hop and light roast linger
Overall - Itís only 3.7%........easy going beer, quite ok


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