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


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RATINGS: 274   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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
neur0 (1153) - GERMANY - SEP 19, 2012
(Flasche) Es hat eine warme dunkelbraune Farbe, das Aroma ist schlank, getreidig und minimal s. Der Geschmack ist wie das Aroma, nur breiter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (2288) - Linkping, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2012
Aroma: The smell is sweet fresh bread with a dash of honey, ripe apples and pears. An orange, almost metallic finish.
Appearance: The ale is clear honey amber, a warm off-white head that settles slowly leaving very good lacing. Very small curtains.
Taste: Starts sweet, brown bread, brown sugar, a dash of oranges, then a straight bitter finish.
Palate: Medium carbonation, small foamy bubbles, soft and refreshing, a rather long dry finish.
Overall: Very session-able, a nice relaxing ale. The can bought in Sweden says 4.1% ABV.
Note: Can 500 ml. Reviewed 2011-12-12.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5649) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Bottle by 30 SEP 12. Nose with some mild swashes of candyish fruit. Dark copper-brown body with a rocky beige head. Taste is actually moderately dry though that distinctive fruitiness remains, theres some subtle bitterness with faint roast and even chocolate. Dense carbonation and a silken smooth light-medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
seymour (1924) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Tasted from brown pint bottle into nonic pint glass. Cool graphic design. Poured a gorgeous reddish copper color with chill haze and persistent thin beige head and lace. Aromas of sweet malts, caramelized brown sugar, apricots, raisins, citrusy hops and faint cider. Flavor was mellow maltiness with tangy hops balance (hoppier as it warmed), toffee, fruit again, some freshly-baked brown bread. Light-medium body, average carbonation, nicely "digestive," drinkable and simply delicious in an understated way. A very nice pint of bitter, even from the bottle. I like Newcastle, I like their Founders Ale even more, but this kicks the crap out of both.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichTheVillan (7052) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2012 Drank on coach direct from bottle decent bitter had worse goodnight blah: re-rate drank out of a glass at the right temperature clear dark brown pour with frothy white head well balanced malt & bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RedSox2004 (1714) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Clear amber/mahogany brown with a smallish head and moderate lace. Toasted malt aromas with gentle hops. Flavors are very modest, mostly chewy biscuity malt with a noticeable hops bitterness kick. Light to medium body, watery mouthfeel, modest carbonation, and a lingering bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeissGary (286) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 27, 2012
Pours pale dark brown with a thin white head. Aroma is malty and very slightly fruity. Bitter taste up front with a wet middle and a dry finish. Tastes soft and malty. Quite a decent beer, Adnams never disappoints!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dforsberg81 (21) - SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2012 50 cl can. Great looking ale with a nice aroma. However, the palate is very weak and the beer is a too watery. Probably a good beer to have with food but when had on its own it feels a bit too weak and diluted. Not bad, it just lacks something.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (3266) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 11, 2012
500 ml bottle. Pours a mahogany brown with little head. Light aromas of malt, cereal, fruit and caramel. Bitter up front, with biscuit, raisin and malt flavors to follow. Bitter residual finish. Nice for this style.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - AUG 5, 2012
Used to drinking this fresh in a pub, so wondered if the bottle would be any good. Yes, not bad at all. Fresh hoppy and fruity aroma, followed by crisp clean green hop flavours, with biscuity leafy finish.

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