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Adnams The Bitter (Bottle/Can)

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Formerly brewed at Adnams
Style: Bitter
Southwold, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 473   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Avaialable in 500ml pasteurised bottles, and in cans. Previously Suffolk Strong Bitter
Formerly known as Adnams Suffolk Strong Ale or Adnams Extra Ale.
Replaced in the Adnams bottled beer range by Southwold Bitter at 4.1% (different recipe).

SSB is a refreshing beer of real flavour, distinctively hoppy and deliciously dry - perfect served cool. SSB commemorates the building of the famous Southwold Lighthouse, which has been guiding ships to safety since 1890.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rarbring (1365) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2012
Aroma: The smell is a dash of sweet fruits, apricot, plum, some refreshing sour lemon and lime.
Appearance: A copper-toned slightly hazy beer, an off-white head that leaves tons of lacing.
Taste: The taste you meet is faintly sweet, saramel, some malty tones, digestive biscuits, in the sour area oranges and lemon, and finish of with a dry clean bitterness.
Palate: Medium low carbonation, a creamy mouthfeel, a dry finish.
Overall: This bitter is easy to drink, and more or less the one I most often have in stock.
Note: Can 500 ml. Reviewed 2010-04-06.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HopfenWeisse (1042) - - JUL 23, 2012
From old backlog. 500ml bottle. Dark amber colour with tiny head. Aroma is caramel, hops. Flavour is malt, caramel, hoppy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevnic2008 (8039) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2012
Clear copper with white head and shallow lacing. Caramel aroma, main kick malty with some fruits and a bittersweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (2276) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2012
Originally rated October 2004. Sampled from their nice original 500ml brown bottle. Poured a beautiful amber-brown with orange highlights. The descant white head left an amazing amount of lacing. The nose was fruity with caramel malts, and hints of floral scents. Taste is hoppy, but not very bitter ??!?! Smooth mouthfeel with a dry finish. Some malt is in the taste too. I will try and seek more Adnams product, as I like this one.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MadIndian (2380) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2012
Gift from SJ. A simple beer with some hop and caramel malt. The finish had a mild honey, butterscotch and toast in it. It was nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cunningham (4490) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2012 Bottle from systembolaget. Hazy amber colour with a fine white head. Very fruity and a lot of hops in the aroma. Similar rich flavour with a fresh carbonation makes this a wonderful beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dazz3 (1552) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2011
50cl bottle. Pours amber with a huge light brown head. Smells fruity and bitter. Tastes bitter, honey and malty with a similar finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jolo (917) - Uppsala, Sweden, SOUTH AFRICA - OCT 5, 2011
Can 50 cl. A dark amber colour with a small, white head. An aroma of malt, fruit, toffee and hops. The taste is medium sweet and light bitter. A medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation and a medium long light bitter finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2011
Cask at The Sheeps Heid. Pours a reddish golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma is a little sour with barley, caramel and yeast. Similar flavours with some grassy hops and an earthy character. Quite yeasty with a sour lemon finish. Mildly dry and a little thin. Reminded me a bit of Greene King IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2057) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2011
En Suffolk-bitter som liksom oftast i södra England har en lite skarpare humleprofil. Fuggleshumlen ger den där blommiga så typiska karaktären. Torr lätt kropp (inte samma sak som tunn eller vattnig) med tydlig sädkaraktär och lite karamell. Stiltypisk bra utan att ha något som gör den verkligt minnesvärd. En bra bitter helt enkelt.


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