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


on tap

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RATINGS: 275   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (5893) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2014
Shared 50cl bottle at Susies party. Appearance - dark amber with a decent head. Nose - toffee, biscuits and some apples. Taste - more toffee apple and biscuits. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly fresh finish. Overall - a decent bitter. So many of their beers are well executed but basically very similar.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mjp12 (1552) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Decent session bitter, slightly odd aroma, But clean tasting beer. Ok, but not one of their best .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2014
N0t bad at all. Alth0ugh n0t excepti0nal, its the kind f brew that I c0uld drink vast quantities 0f. It has an orange/amber b0dy with a m0dest head, but pr0vides s0me nice lacew0rk. It has a fresh white bread crust ar0ma, a dash 0f caramel, and a t0uch 0f herbs and lem0n. The taste is reflective 0f the n0se with a bit m0re herbal character and a slight dry bitterness that lingers int0 the finish. Nice. I wish it went f0r less here.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
triximonk (49) - SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2014
The best thing with this beer is its label, that I like a lot. It has a oily taste and feels oily in the mouth. It does not have much of a aroma. Sorry you guys, but I did not enjoy this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle split with Pedro. Pours a clean amber with fluffy, lasting beige head and webbed lace. Nose of fruit, apples, floral hop. Moderate to light bitterness, medium body. Very fruity and sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
edgallow (3829) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2014
16.9 oz bottle pours amber with a white head. Aroma of malts and resin. Taste is malts and a hint of bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1200) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Aroma - the aroma is strictly caramel malt Appearance - body is caramel colored amber; liquid is the slightest bit hazy; and the white head setups about 1/4" and fades quickly, leaving a thin layer of foam on top of the body. Taste - the malt is a little caramel, slightly nutty, and with very lean spiced hops. It is also rather thin, for a watery quality. Palate - the body is light; the texture thin and watery; the carbonation is below average; the finish is really wet and just slightly bitter, the spiced bitterness does hang on for a lengthy period

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
campbega (94) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
Pretty simple but enjoyable bitter with very earthy flavours and pretty malty on the palate. Wouldnt go out of my way to drink it but pleasant enough.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JesseMartineau (91) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
Pours Amber in color. Little head. Light citrus, bread, caramel aromas. Taste is a little skunky which could be the bottle I got. Its average, I prefer fullers esb over this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ContemplateBeer (2040) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Aroma: Light malt character overall- slight cider and caramel with a dose of wood and a leafy quality. Kinda reminds me a bit of Rooibos tea, in a good way. Appearance: Still copper/amber body with a thin, bubbly coating of tan head. Flavor: Light caramel and a touch of walnuts; lemony, leafy hop quality takes over more toward the finish with a surprisingly present bitterness. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, flat carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: A nice bottled bitter.

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