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 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2013
Sorry suits. Pavement recruits. Extraterrestrial pursuits. For a female recluse. Saviour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dommod2011 (704) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brigadier (3275) - 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 Id 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (12925) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
graham_murphy (452) - - APR 23, 2013
A solid light bitter. Im more into IPAs and Pale Ales but this works. Lightest draught at the Nags Head. Smooth hints of malt and hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kavu (3011) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ration (2028) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 11, 2013
Summer 2011 in England, cask. Pours light amber with a small head. Aroma caramel, some citrus. Light bodied. Average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2525) - 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 - Its only 3.7%........easy going beer, quite ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pudding (207) - Birmingham, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
5 litre mini-cask - contains beer with active yeast. Aroma: sulphur and caramel malt.Poured without head, carbonation soft. Medium sweetness, medium bitterness. Palate: light-medium body, syrupy texture. Overall: marmalady hop and malt flavour too. A complex bitter with english hop flavour, toffee and sulphury notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
foxo82 (810) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2013
Hand pulled at the Rose Villa Tavern, Birmingham. Amber ale which fails to stand out yet fails to do anything wrong. Really hard to add anything further.

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