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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.


dannylyons' rating

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dannylyons (6) - - NOV 18, 2012
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hohops (277) - Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Pours dark amber, a half finger foamy white head which disappears. Lots of caramel malt in the aroma. Bitter taste, hop background, lots of toffee and caramel. An ok bitter.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GuideDogSaint (252) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2014
Cask at the Albion, Epsom. Malty caramel aroma, thin, mild bitter finish. Average session ale.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (370) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2014
Cask - deep chestnut red with a tan head. Okay retention, good lacing. Aroma of grass, malts, caramel and toastiness. Taste of malts and grassy hops. Medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
miquelcrush (1362) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 12, 2014
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilverfoX (259) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2014
smells like yoghurt??? Dark gold in colour creamy white head, mildly sweet with a bitter tang very creamy and smooth.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
s_hartshorne (1241) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2014
Cask black rock wakefield. Dark amber good white head lacing. Aroma is fruity malts. Taste is same caramel sweetness decent bitter finish. Medium body. Decent.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (1685) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Cask at JDW, Crystal Palace. Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is lightly malty with a hint of lemon. Light body, medium carbonation. Slightly cake maltiness, with toffee, sponge cake, lemon... OK.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1490) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2014
Cask at the Somerville Arms, Leamington Spa. Medium white head with an amber body. Hops, red fruit. Bittersweet, some sourness. Dry finish. Turning to vinegar.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (644) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Pint from Dragon Nottingham. Copper colour with a thin white head. Sweet, light fruity aroma. Medium body, nice session bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (3217) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2014
Poured copper with a dense white head. Aroma of bitter hops and soft malt. Light body, flavour is just of a bog standard session bitter.


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