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


on tap

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RATINGS: 245   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
Cask: Regular. Originally known as "Southwold Bitter", in 2000 became "Bitter", in early 2006 became "The Bitter", in 2008 returned to "Southwold Bitter" Was sold as "George Ale" for the George Inn in Southwark until 2007. A classic cask bitter: the choice of a growing number of discerning licensees. Fragrant aromas of finest English hops and malt. Dry but refreshing, with a distinctive lingering bitterness. Appetising and delicious. Adnams bitter is a category champion.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rekvium (426) - Odense C, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2015
Pours quite clear dark amber with a white head. Aroma of hay, bread, nuts, floral, cereal. Taste is the same. Caramel.earthy, floral, bread, hay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teorn88 (7632) - Rimini, ITALY - OCT 5, 2015
Cask at JDW, London. It pours a clean copper color with minimal beige head. Aroma is nutty and biscuit, with bread and pale malts and light toffee. Taste is medium sweet and lightly bitter with bread, biscuit, dried leaves, toffee. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, decent bitter

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2015
Pint from cask. Clear dark amber with a small dense head. Aroma is malts, slightly nutty, hops and bread. Taste is sweet malts at first - biscuit and nuts. This turns into a dryer, bitter hopped finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2015
Cask from The Woodman, Durham. Pours deep amber verging on brown with thick, smooth, off-white head. Id call it a perfectly drinkable but uninspired session bitter with caramel and biscuit notes and well balanced sweetness leading into a crisp, dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
strap (897) - Sindelfingen, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2015
Im a fan of the cask ales. Not a lot of complexity, but smooth and refreshing with a little bitter. Hops are well balanced

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (3626) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2015
Cask in one of Adnams many Suffolk pubs. Amber with a thin off white head. The taste is citrus with toasty malt. A decent enough bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
culchiem (3842) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 14, 2015
Cask. Clean nut brown with a solid head. Aroma is thin caramel. Flavour is dry bitter malt and hop. Light start but turns into a long bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grumbo (2436) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2015
From cask at the Waldringfield Maybush, Suffolk. Pours a light brown colour with a small white head, an attractive looking pint. Aroma is malty, caramel, with fruity notes. Medium sweetness with a touch of sourness. Light body, texture fairly thin, average carbonation initially though going rather flat. Finish is of caramel. A good bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlackerMads (3283) - DENMARK - MAY 12, 2015
Cask. Clear hazelnut brown with a medium sized frothy off white head. Nuts, wood and cocoa in the nose. Soft malty flavor, brown sugar, light toffee, light grain, bark. Some black berries. Medium body, light fat, soft sweet with mild bitterness. Soft malty finish. Fair enough, a bit fat and not too interesting overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zimbo (949) - SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Thick very creamy quarter inch heavy white head. Amber brown body. Dark fruit nose.Dominated by a bushel of apples with a dark dank must quality with an unexpected sourness before a longer bitter quality. Somewhat dilute. Lacks balance. Decent.

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