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


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RATINGS: 280   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutchap (422) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Ige never been excited about English bitters Ive 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HULK777 (577) - - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Cool_Bond (2568) - 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 l @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (10281) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
foyle (416) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HipHopOpotamus (233) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2014 I remember purchasing this at a super Tesco store in London. Wasnt in live with this beer to much. It is decent but probably wouldnt buy again unless nothing else better is on tap or on a shelf at corner store.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NordicV (2250) - Malm, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2013
Burk. En ganska klassisk bitter. Kopparfrgad med vitt skum. Doft av malt och rostat brd. Maltig smak med karamell och ltt smrkola. Ltt ntig beska som avslutning.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Martinus (4586) - 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!)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ogivlado (7655) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 24, 2013
Bottled 500ml. -from Ljubljanski Festival Piva, Slovenia. Amber coloured, small off-white head, mild floral nose. Moderate malty, nutty and floral hoppy with notes of caramel and short bitterish finish. Average one.

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