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

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unknown

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common

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RATINGS: 209   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 (5) - - 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. Doesnít claim to be anything other than a good drinking beer.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1388) - 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 (267) - 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 (2553) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (378) - CROATIA - JAN 20, 2014
Cask in London, UK. Pours amber color. Malty and a bit fruity flavor. Decent bitter.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MissPxx (154) - - JAN 4, 2014
Very light aroma. Hardly there although slightly fruity. Very pungent butter taste on the tongue which lingers and develops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
blueden (14) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2013
Must be one of the best session beers ever. Drank this many times over many years, perfect bitterness,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (732) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
One of those beers that Iíve overlooked on the bar, dozens of times, searching for something "better". Shame, really, as this is a very decent session beer, with a subtle, fresh malt and hop character that I wonít overlook in future.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (1275) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4126) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (2933) - 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.


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