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

bottled
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RATINGS: 281   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.2
brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Bottle from Ramirez Liquor. Copper colored pour with a finger of off-white head. Aroma is skunky and grassy. Toasted bread, yeast, water, and a hint of metal. The flavor isn’t very good either. Watery, metallic, and skunky. Grassy hops, toasted bread, and a hint of sweetness. Thin body. Not pleasant.

3.4
stoutchap (423) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2013
I’ge never been excited about English bitters I’ve tasted in the US but tried this in the UK and it was exactly what I thought an English bitter should be like. Clear ruby-caramel pour with a thin fizzy head. Light aroma with a metallic hint masked in a beery smell. In the clear bottle I see how this could go bad in its transport across the pond to the US. Average mouthfeel with good carbonation to start with but goes flat a little quickly. Nice flavor profile tho - hoppy with just a hint of malts - its earthy with notes of grass and bark in a good way. It tastes a bit like a walk through the English countryside. I like it and am glad I tried it in the UK. Will be very interested. To try it in the US and see itlf there is any difference.

2.8
HULK777 (599) - - AUG 6, 2013
Fantastic red/gold/orange/rainbow colour and beautiful white crown! Aroma of hay and spices. The flavour is composed of grass, nuts and (disappointingly enough) cardboard. Nice bitter aftertaste.

1.6
Cool_Bond (2672) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2013
A little scent. A little taste. No bitterness. No aftertaste. Unbelievably bad beer. Why even brew a beer that tastes so little? Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings

2.7
allmyvinyl (10613) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark copper with white head that quickly goes. Low carbonation for a bottled beer. Metallic nose, light flora hops. Boring brown beer.

3.3
foyle (421) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Appearance: 2" puffy off white head recedes slowly with significant lacing. Copper color with minimal carbonation Aroma: earthy hops, toasted bread Mouthfeel: medium body, chewy, and somewhat sticky with a dry finish Flavor: nice balance of caramel and toasted malt flavors with peppery and earthy hop presence Overall: an excellent session ale. I could drink these all day.

3.3
morri (277) - NORWAY - JUL 5, 2013
500ml box from Systembolaget. Small tan head. Clear copper colored body. Bitter aroma of hops with hints of banana. Sweet, rounded taste. A bit tame.

3.1
HipHopOpotamus (233) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2014 I remember purchasing this at a super Tesco store in London. Wasn’t in live with this beer to much. It is decent but probably wouldn’t buy again unless nothing else better is on tap or on a shelf at corner store.

2.9
NordicV (2347) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2013
Burk. En ganska klassisk bitter. Kopparfärgad med vitt skum. Doft av malt och rostat bröd. Maltig smak med karamell och lätt smörkola. Lätt nötig beska som avslutning.

2.9
Martinus (4601) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2013
Clear caramel colour, no head. Aroma of butter, malts, caramel and hay. Malty sweet flavour, caramel. Quite thin. Finish caramel and malts.
Not really my thing.
(From 50cL bottle @ Oirschot tasting. Thanks for sharing, DutchDrebus!)


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