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


on tap

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RATINGS: 281   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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maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2014 Bottled 14/02/13. A brown beer which poured headless. A bitter beer lacking the house yeastiness of an Adnams cask product. Nice fruity flavours in the mouth. Some cardboard in the nose but all in all it’s not bad. Score 3.2
Subsequent rating scored 2.5. Average becomes 2.8

DavidWoodruff (619) - Windsor, California, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Deep amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is a bit vegetal and some floral hops. Biscuit, toffee and a surprising amount of bittering hops.

ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Bottle from 16 Tons, Eugene. Pours a golden amber color. Richy, doughy maltiness in aroma. Body is slightly creamy, finish is sweet and bready, a bit abrupt. Wasn’t overwhelmed, but a pleasant enough beer.

crossovert (12934) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Brownish amber appearance. Smell is butterscotch and floral hops, nice bit of crystal malt. Flavor is slightly woody, mild hops, mild bitterness, pleasant bread, butterscotch, light fruit, and caramel malt flavor.

Dashimus (248) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
Pours amber/yellow with a thin, short lived white head. Aroma is malty, with a moderate roast. Fruits, specifically dark or red. Syrup. Taste is slightly sweet with ample carbonation with a gentle bitterness.

Geokkjer (7627) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, red fruits, licorice and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and malty with some yeast, fruitiness and berries. Medium body, average carbonation.

yngwie (17053) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle. A clear one, dark golden in color and with a small, dense, off-white head. Roasted malts, dark dried fruit notes, anise notes and a little cheesy hint. The flavor has the same lightly roasted hint, as well as some fruityness and anise. Cheese hints. Medium to full body, with a lasting finish. A quite nice and easy drinking beer that I wouldn’t mind drinking more of. 130202

Meilby (11495) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and floral. Taste is light sweet and light bitter. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2013
500ml. Pours a dark red/ruby/brown. Thick, cream coloured head with huge lacing all the way to the end gives it a rare 5 for appearance. Taste was of malts and hops with a small amount of citrus fruits. Nice full mouth feel. Great bitter.

thornecb (5912) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Pours deep clear amber into a n English pint. White head with medium retention recedes leaving spot lacing to skim surface. Sweet caramel aromas. Soft with sweet toffee and caramel upfront turning to mild bitter nuts in the medium length finish.

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