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

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RATINGS: 216   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2006
Cask (handpump) London. Amber colour with no head. Some malty aroma with some fruitiness. A little sweet malty and fruity flavor. Smooth bitterness in the finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (30908) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2011
From cask at Pub & Kitchen, landside Terminal 3, Heathrow as Southwold Bitter. Pours clear and golden orange with a small to fully gone head. Roasted malty and light grassy to herbal hoppy. Bitter, dry and slight malty flavoured. Dry finish. Simple and classic.

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29223) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2003
UPDATED: APR 9, 2005 [Cask at GBBF 2003] A clear nutbrown beer with a small bubbly head. The aroma is very faintly malty. The flavor is very nicely hoppy - a lot of aroma hop in the flavor. It ends on a dry bitterness. A nice bitter - reminds me of an IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2007
Gravity Dispense cask@The Horseshoe. Amber colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is bigtime caramel, wood and some fruity hops. Flavour is hops, woody and some slight grassy notes can also be found. Aftertaste is flowery hops and wooden hints mostly.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19324) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2006
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Brownish amber. Sweetish and lightly fruity. Light bodied and fairly soft with ome roasty malt. Medium bitterness. An uncomplicated, drinkable bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
anders37 (16582) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2006
Cask @ Bishop’s Arms, Malmö. Amber colour with no head. Some malty aroma with some fruitiness. A little sweet malty and fruity flavor. Smooth bitterness in the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2005
Cask at The Bridge House and The George Inn, London
Dark amber color. Some malt aroma and taste, but not very strong. The bitterness is more respectable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
harrisoni (13598) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2005
Cask at The Tiger, Stowting, Kent. Mid brown to amber in colour. Hoppy nose with yeasty flavour. OK in mouth, slightly hoppy/yeasty finish

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (13596) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2005
Cask. Lager aroma. Dark copper colour, small bubbly head. Nutty flavour. OK bitterness. Nice standard bitter.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (12544) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2009
Cask@The Edgar Wallace, London. Dark copper color, small off-white head. Rusty, earthy aroma - not very good. Herbal-grassy flavor. Ok, a bit boring, but probably good to have with food.


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