Suthwyk Ales
Brewed at Oakleaf

Style: Bitter
Southwick, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask and bottle: Unfiltered - Regular.
Launched with the name "Bloomfields Bitter" after a local farmer; relaunched in 2009 with new name, Old Dick", after a local brewer, Dick Olding.
Ingredients: Pale Malt; Crystal malted Suthwyk barley; Fuggles and Goldings.
"Mildly bitter with a fullness of flavour."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (11023) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle shared. Pours clear Amber with lots of yeast floaters. Aroma of caramel, malt and some overripe dark fruit. Flavour is light moderate sweet and bitter. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ForlornHope (406) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Cask pint at the Golden Lion, Southwick, Hampshire. Aroma of cereal with spicy hop in subtle background. Light brown in colour with a small white head. Taste is initially sweet malt but moderately bitter. Good mouthfeel of wet grain and cracker with a dry finish. Overall a good beer, on the sweeter side but punches above its weight, probably due to being kept in superb form.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CraftBeerNick (1920) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle at home, 18th July 14. Good beer, easy drinking and lots of flavour. Not bad at all

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (5988) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2010
50cl bottle from Real Ale Ltd, Twickenham. Gold with a frothing white head; effervescent; light farmyard aroma; citrus flavour with some biscuity malts; and light dry hops to finish. An excellent eordinary bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (6805) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2010
500ml Bottle - Amber in colour. Malty and fruity aroma with hints of caramel and dried fruit. Nicely balanced taste with malt, dried fruit and hints of caramel, nuts and some faint grapefruit notes. Nothing remarkable, but tasty and it’s a decent bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (9588) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2007
Bottle, many thanks to Craig (cgarvieuk) for this one A warm golden beer nice malty, fruity, hoppy nose. This was a very pleasant beer quite fruity and full of flavour, nice soft bitterness, good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
cgarvieuk (21585) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2007
an amber coloured ale, little malt in the aroma, fruity malt that way to bitter in linger

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StueyD (1566) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2006
A golden brown coloured beer with a strong white head. A hoppy nose with a citrusy edge. A dry hoppiness in the initial taste followed by a somewhat sweet yeasty malt flavour, but not unpleasant, the finish is dry. (Bottle - Purchased from The World of Wines, Southsea, Hampshire).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 13, 2006
Poured from the bottle (courtesy of the London crew), a clear amber with no head. A juicy hop aroma, hinting of passionfruit. An oh so smooth mouthfeel with a nice long bitter finish releasing flowery and fruity flavours. Yum.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2006 Nov 07 Gravity Cask @ Southwick Brewhouse. A nice traditional bitter with pleanty of and rounded almost floral hops. Quite sessionable 3.3
Feb 06BCA (BBE Jan 07). Suprisingly a yeasty TCP nose which hides most of the hop character. Plain nasty which is odd given the usual high quality of Oakleaf. Av rating given.

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