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


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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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CanIHave4Beers (4136) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Crushed with Jakebra
Pours a rich amber color with a small but fluffy off white head.

The aroma is fruity, toasty, and lightly sweet caramel malt with just a touch of earthy hop character.

The flavor is nicely balanced, only lightly sweet with a big leafy hop character and mild bitterness. The malt is very much the key player here with a light caramel, some fruitiness, and a mild toasty character.

Its really very typical of imported, bottled, bitter in the US... but more agreeable than they usually are.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
ramboraffe (2002) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2014
500 ml bottle. Clear brownish with small white head. Little malty smell. Taste is sweet with low bitterness. Malty but thin body. A bit watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikkopen (1079) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
500 ml bottle. Clear coppery colour, thick off-white head. Fruity, caramel-malty aroma with some gassy and herbal notes. The flvaour is malty, with fruit and some caramel notes, and a nice, lingering bitter hoppy finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ninecats (517) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep amber, somewhat clear with two finger vanilla/yellow head, lots of lacings. Aroma is malty, caramel, bread and some floral hops. Taste is soft, malt, caramel, muscovado sugar, and a light lingering bitterness with hops. Medium body, soft carbo, oily texture. Well balanced and very true to the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ScipioA (405) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2014
Looks great, deep burgundy body with a slight haze and a small tan head on top. Subdued bready aroma with some slightly dank hops. Pleasant honey and bread flavors are a little more interesting. The mouthfeel manages to be a bit too harsh with excessively dry finish, but at least the bitter lingering flavors are tasty. All-in-all decent example of the style, perhaps it loses something in the trip over the pond and sitting on the shelf.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rob_D_UK (1369) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 2, 2014
Pours light hazy orange with a light brown film. Fruity caramel and a metallic hint on the nose. Spruce and light raisins also present. Bitter, toasted, a hint of caramel and acidic tones.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leini (1902) - SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2014
500ml can. Clear copper/ruby body with a medium white head. Bitter, fruity and mild. Quite a nice pub ale type of beer. //Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rayy (47) - Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Dont understand the low ratings, unless it wasnt fresh. Enjoyable session (best) bitter-well balanced. Slight chocolate malt in the finish, some taste of fuggles hops-earthy & spicy. Hops not overdone, but to style. Nice yeast Esters-just enough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Patrickctenchi (6310) - Coxs Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle: Pours clear, medium amber-brown with a lively beige head. Apple, toffee aroma. Taste is a bit oxidized...apple, caramel malt, slight leafy bitter, fruit taste. Not bad, but obviously not a fresh specimen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (1232) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle - Amber in colour. Malty; toasty malts, caramel. Fruity; mildly citrus-orange. Hoppy; grassy hops. Sweetish malty fruity with a drying finish. OK. Easy drinking.

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