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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Clear medium amber pour with a 1 finger, soapy off white head that has decent retention and leaves some lacing. Aroma has lots of fruity ester, mostly tree fruit, and a little banana, planty, floral and citrus hops, caramel, bread crust, toast and light cereal. Flavor is again pretty fruity, nice toasty notes, biscuit, planty and floral hops, white raisin and some citrus toffee, and light mineral notes to teh finish. Light body, light, but somewhat sharp, blanketing carbonation, creamy to oily entry, slowly drying out to and off dry finish that has an odd, but pleasant lingering carbonation. Pretty good bitter, sweeter and stronger in flavor than one would expect from 4.1%ABV, even in an English Bitter. Would be a great fried food pairing, sessioner at a lower price point, I paid $3.99/500ml.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cokemonkey11 (603) - - NOV 27, 2016
Bottle. Unpoured. Scent is fairly plain pale bitter. Notes of citrus and generic nuts. Perhaps slightly hoppy. Taste is medium light almond bitter. Finish is slightly bitter. Good.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
meldorf75 (48) - - NOV 20, 2016
Barwa ciemna bursztynowa. Piana wysoka drobmopechezykowa. W smaku przyjmnie zs srednia goryczka .Bardzo wyrazny aromat. Ale piwo niepowala.

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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
remALUS (257) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - OCT 31, 2016
Bottle : 500 ml, Price : 0,69 Eur
Rudos palvos, greitai inykstanti gelsva puta. geriamas..

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bbertels (399) - NORWAY - OCT 14, 2016
Can. A very refreshing lager with a good dollop of hops. Nice and refreshing.dry-hopped lager.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Swaroga (2128) - Gdańsk, POLAND - SEP 26, 2016
50cl bottle. Good looking, clear brown with medium head. Unfortunately the bottle is oxidated and difficult to judge this beer. Ill buy it again in some time and rectify my score.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vells (1630) - Rga, Latvija, LATVIA - SEP 10, 2016
Low on aroma, but decent maltiness, caramel, kinda nut aspect. Light sweetness with light bitterness. Nothing fancy, but refreshing

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dchad56 (375) - - AUG 15, 2016
Bottle - dark red, small frothy head with heavy carbonation. Strong hoppy fruity aroma. Ting in mouth, slightly metallic tasting.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gehbe (297) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - AUG 2, 2016
Pours clear deep amber with a nice stable tan head, great lacing. Nose of malt, bread, some herbal and spicy notes, resin, hints of caramel. Well balanced light bitterness with a tad lighter sweetness and sourness. Low carbonation, very smooth palate, rather dry. Extremely drinkable!

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
younghomer (8) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2016 does not count
Well balanced caramel and crackers with hops and appealing metallic aftertaste. Floral notes dominate. Would drink again.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MayumiH (1047) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2016
Bottle at home. Subtle malty flavour. Subtle hop bite. Mildly bitter sweet. Light body. Okay beer.


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