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


on tap

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RATINGS: 224   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pudding (183) - 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 (709) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruigo (1241) - PORTUGAL - FEB 13, 2013
A good drinking beer, that pours a clear amber with a white head. A nice beer to go along with some friends.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13229) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Cask at ChurchKey. Cloudy golden brown color, fluffy white head. Aroma is subtle peppery, floral perfume. Taste moderately bitter white pepper and straw.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Niksko (375) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2013
Tap. Pours golden orange with a thin white head. Nose is orange. Flavor is slight citrus, hint of sweet peach and a pleasant grapefruit bitterness on the finish. Not bad. Basic. Carbonation was nonexistent, but I won’t fault it based on the stupid bar.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Cask at Churchkey. Clear light amber. Weak head. Nose is sweet red cherry, some toilet, public bathroom. Taste is really nice : light butter, tea, biscuit, rustic malt. Super clean palate. Easy to session.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
AWS9 (504) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2013
Nice gold appearance with forthy white head. Decent mild hoppy aroma. The taste leaves a lot to be desired though. Mild hops that are dulled by a cereal-y, breadiness? Just dull and slightly astringent finish. Too light for my tastes too. bleh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dannylyons (6) - - NOV 18, 2012 does not count
Drunk at Pub on the Park, London Fields.. . A good bitter for sessioning. Always refreshing, with a lovely hop taste, and not too strong. Good also for cleansing the palate [in halves] in between stronger beers. Doesn’t claim to be anything other than a good drinking beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4955) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2012
Cask at the Castle Inn, Cambridge. Copper coloured pour with a thin bubbly white head. Malty aroma leading to a nice balanced malty bitter taste which had ever so slightly metallic notes. A classic English bitter. I like it, but many wont as they are looking for non-session beers, hence the occasional low rating.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamesie1857 (1477) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2012
On cask - a bit of a dull metallic beer, very thin and boring. Easily forgettable and poor for an Adnams beer.

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