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

bottled
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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
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.


Leighton's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (13942) - London, Greater London, - JAN 30, 2011
Cask at the Anthologist. Clear copper pour with a medium, white head. Standard aroma, some leafy bitters, earth, bready malts. Flavor isn’t bad, lightly sweet with toasty bread and mild, citric bitters. Light to medium in body with fine to average carbonation. Dries out in the finish with modest malt sweetness, faint citrus and earthy hops that hit the throat. Unexciting overall but not bad.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (2102) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2015
Cask in one of Adnam’s many Suffolk pubs. Amber with a thin off white head. The taste is citrus with toasty malt. A decent enough bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
culchiem (3002) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 14, 2015
Cask. Clean nut brown with a solid head. Aroma is thin caramel. Flavour is dry bitter malt and hop. Light start but turns into a long bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grumbo (870) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2015
From cask at the Waldringfield Maybush, Suffolk. Pours a light brown colour with a small white head, an attractive looking pint. Aroma is malty, caramel, with fruity notes. Medium sweetness with a touch of sourness. Light body, texture fairly thin, average carbonation initially though going rather flat. Finish is of caramel. A good bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlackerMads (2082) - DENMARK - MAY 12, 2015
Cask. Clear hazelnut brown with a medium sized frothy off white head. Nuts, wood and cocoa in the nose. Soft malty flavor, brown sugar, light toffee, light grain, bark. Some black berries. Medium body, light fat, soft sweet with mild bitterness. Soft malty finish. Fair enough, a bit fat and not too interesting overall.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zimbo (754) - SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Thick very creamy quarter inch heavy white head. Amber brown body. Dark fruit nose.Dominated by a bushel of apples with a dark dank must quality with an unexpected sourness before a longer bitter quality. Somewhat dilute. Lacks balance. Decent.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mjp12 (765) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2015
Very quaffable English bitter, best glugged by the pint, in a pub garden, in the sun

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (6466) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2014
Cask at the Hanging Bat. Pours pale amber, nose is sweet toffee, cereal, taste is sweet, thin, toffee.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (17254) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 10, 2014
Cask at the hanging bat... Copper.. Small tan head... Soft sweet caramel toffee fruits nose... Soft sweet toffee fruit.. Lightest smoke... Light bitter

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (3215) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Cask at the Defector’s Weld. Hazy dark orange, still, small scummy white head, light lacing. Aroma is light, some fabric plaster. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is malty, semisweet toffee, twig, light bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cimbasso (328) - - NOV 6, 2014
Copper colour with a white head. Caramel malt aroma, and a taste of biscuity malts and fruity hops. A good, traditional English bitter with high drinkability and excellent balance. Just shows that a great beer does not need to be strong. An excellent ale from from a great brewery.


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