Adnams Southwold Bitter (Bottle/Can)

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


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RATINGS: 291   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
A refreshing beer of real flavour - distinctively hoppy and dry with malt aromas. Delicious served cool. Adnams brewery has stood in the heart of Southwold for over six hundred years and "Southwold Jack" appears on our beer labels. He continues to guard over our longest-serving beer brewed here in Southwold on the Suffolk coast -The Bitter. Bitter goes well with roast meats and fish cooked in batter as the clean bitterness cuts through the slightly fatty notes and hence keeps the palate refreshed. Our Bitter also makes a good aperitif. Available (pasteurised) in 500ml bottles and 500ml cans.

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pytrysek (328) - - FEB 8, 2019
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2019 Bottle. Poured Amber with minimal head. A: malty T: medium/full body, medium saturation, higher drinkability, medium bitterness, nice balance between malt and hops.

Gangstergafje (1939) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2018 23-12-2018; bottle; at home (bought somewhere in England). The beer looks quite nice. It is a bit darker than I'd expect. The color of the beer is a nice dark golden amber. It almost approaches copper. The beer is absolutely crystal clear. On top of the beer there is a nice frothy soft layer of foam. Foam retention is quite good. The foam layer stays on top of the beer for a decent amount of time. Not bad. The aromas of the beer are quite nice. The malts are nice and sweet. They come with some biscuity notes. Not to strong and special, but they form quite a nice base. On top of this there are the nice hops. They are quite crisp and decent. Hop aromas consist of some rather spicy notes, but also quite some fruity aromas. A bit zesty, but also some stone fruit and also a hint of lemon. Nice. The taste of the beer is nice. The malts are sweet, but not overwhelmingly sweet. The hops bring in a firm bitterness. The fruitiness of the hops brings just the right amount of fruitiness, bot bring the beer to a final balance. Very nice. The palate of the beer is nice. Medium body, quite smooth, considering the bitterness and dry aspect, and medium carbonation. The finish of the beer is nice. It has some nice fruity hops, and in the end that nice bitterness of a Bitter. A bit dry, but not over the top dry. Very nice one.

LittleShit (176) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2018 Unfortunately, this beer was consumed after a really hoppy offering; so intially was somewhat jarring. However, the malts instantly jumped out on the aroma, giving superbly toasted caramel and red fruit notes. Really decent darker bitter! Great sessionability but also a good bit of complexity considering the price and abv range!

eduardovl (1722) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 22, 2018
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2018 500ml bottle served in a English pint glass. Pours a clear copper amber color forming a creamy light yellow head with good retention that forms and leaves lots of thin lingering lacings in the glass. Nose is sweet and malty. Strong notes of caramel malts and grassy hops. Notes of resin and hop flower. Slightly sweet upfront taste. Strong notes of caramel malts and grassy hops. Medium bitterness. Slightly metallic. Hints of pine and ash. Light body. Medium to low carbonation. Caramel and resin in the afteraste. Good drinkability. Classic British bitter ale.

rayaron (3256) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - NOV 3, 2018
Can sample at a tasting at Oren's place. Clear bronze with beige head. The aroma has notes of bread, earthy, some smokiness. The flavor is mild bitter and mild sweet with notes of bread, some dried fruits, caramel and lemon. Slightly dry, light to medium-bodied.

zvsn (3567) - ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2018
At a tasting. Clear golden. Caramel, toasted malt, bread, herbal bitterness. Medium-bodied, smooth. OK.

DSG (17944) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 12, 2018
Can sample at a tasting at Oren's place. Clear amber. Malt, minerals, caramel, a bit of toast, earthy hops, sweetish, bitter finish, medium-bodied.

Beerwithwings (1254) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2018
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2018 Bottle at home bought from local supermarket. Pours brown with a big white head. Very bitter and not hoppy enough for me. As usual it's malty

Grumbo (7837) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2018
11/8/2018. Bottle from the Adnams shop, Woodbridge. Pours tawny brown with a lasting off-white to beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, hops, fruit and a little fruit cake. Medium sweetness, moderate bitterness. Moderate body, slight oily texture, soft carbonation. Staple sessionable bitter.

phfyysik (2092) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 27, 2018
Bottle. Pours red with light off-white head. Aroma is dry, metallic, some toffee, light caramel, light grass. Taste is caramel, bitter, dry, some grass, light toffee, some caramel pie. Nice beer!

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