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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (4403) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2013
cask@Pelt Trader, London - amber/copper pour comes with thin dissipating white head and lacing. Prominent malts, toffee, caramel, has some slight subtle spicy hops in there. Decent bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (5820) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Cask at GBD in Washington. Poured a nice golden brown color, huge fluffy, foamy white head. Aroma was light malts, some pepper-like earthy hop notes. Flavor is earthy hops, light, thin malts. Highly drinkable and a lot more flavorful than I would have expected. A nice bitter, but donít expect it to shatter your world.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (5971) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
Lighter brown with a very thin head. Has a light malty taste throughout and a fine session ale. Medium to high bitterness with some sweetness in the nose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kerenmk (3368) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 4, 2013
Cask at the Laurel Larder, Robin Hoodís Bay, September 2013. As Adnamís best Bitter. Cloudy golden, with head. Sweet honey and floral aroma, Mildly sweet and hoppy, Medium-bodied, floral finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
caesar (5830) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2013
Cask @ the famous cock, medium sample. Clear amber color, short head. Aroma of caramel and toast, slight earthy hops. Bit bitter. Mediocre bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer5000 (5126) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2013
Cask @ The Three Chimneys, Biddenden - Ashford. Labeled Adnams Best Bitter. Amber body with a moderato sized off-white head. Aroma has some caramel malt with a hint of toast and feels fruity. Flavor is mild, fruity, soft malt, mild caramel and moderate bitterness. Medium body and aftertaste. OK session ale, nothing extraordinary.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gruberm (329) - - JUL 20, 2013
A clear dark brown pour from the cask at The Westbourne. A nutty and doughy taste. Not much of a nose on it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
waynep1979 (5) - Aylesbury, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2013 does not count
Pleasant mix of fruit and malt. Lingering hint of clove.medium body,A pleasant bitter,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8619) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (1471) - 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.

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