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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Trolleo (1478) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 10, 2015
Clear mahogany color, no head. Caramel aroma, some hoppy bitterness. Relatively light, easy to drink, fits well with food. Drinkable everyday stuff.
(Pivoljub 0,5l bottle)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjplumer (1050) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Malt, caramel bread type of aroma. Medium brown body with a bit of an orange hue.. Light tan head about a half inch or so to start and settles relatively quick to a light film. Mild sweet fruit and malt taste with a touch of bitterness. Touch of apple like crispness. Has a full thick feel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gbgbrouge (378) - SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2015
Poured from can, dark amber with medium creamy head. Aroma with notes of caramel, dried fruit and some hay. Taste is bitter sweet with a nice malt body and medium bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
thomat (3715) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle from SB. Amber with a small off white head.Malty and fruity tones. Malt, fruit, caramel and hops. Medium to light body with a bitter sweet after taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7768) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Tallahassee, Fl - Beer Stop - 500 ml bottle. Cloudy, light brown pour, soft snow white head that leave a nice coat of lacing. Aroma has some nice light spicy notes, a hint of spearmint. Flavor has a nice subtle bitterness to it with some light fruit cocktail syrup notes, a touch of light citrus some spearmint in the back end. Nice, clean mouthfeel. Not a bad bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarageBrewer80 (489) - SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2015
Burk frn SB. Klar orange brun frg. Vit skumkrona. Doft av aprikosmarmelad och bitterhumle. Medelfyllig kropp. Rund stma och ptaglig bitterhet. Smak av torkade aprikoser, honung, rostad malt och grapefrukt. En trevlig bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (9962) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Bottle sample from notes. Pours a dark amber color with a small off white head.The aroma and flavor had some fruit, toasted bread,lightly sweet caramel malt, mild earthy hop character, mild bitterness, a hint of floral notes, rather boring. About what I would expect from an imported bitter in the US.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StueyD (1579) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2015
A dark copper brown coloured beer with a thick off white head. A rich malt aroma, caramel, honey and nutty. Dry mouthfeel. A dry malt taste, biscuity and nutty, then a mildly sweeter caramel and honey flavour that adds a balance to the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TychoJames (1236) - rebro, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2014
Burk systembolaget. Brnstensfrgad. Maltbrdig doft. Brdig smak med viss fruktstma. Ltt kolsyrad

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
phildez11 (2) - California, USA - DEC 29, 2014 does not count
Bitters just dont hold up for commercial distribution, so get em local or brew em yourself. With that said the aroma is caramelized sugar sweetness with a stale bread smell. The favor is much the same with a lot of toffee flavor and the burton on trent body and saltiness youd expect. A muted version of a great style not worth the money here in the states. Get your bitters fresh, young and tender.

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