Adnams Bitter - Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
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3.63/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
I'm not sure if I should use bitters on tap as a reference in rating this beer. I think bitters need to be carbonated but not overly carbonated like the can version I had. It kind of puts it in another style (or sub-style) so to speak. In any case, Adnams Bitter filled my glass with an inviting chestnut colored brew, lots of bubbles and some good foam. Straight out of the can it produced a smell of hops and metal. After a while it became floral too. The first taste was of sweet caramel and bitterness (ta-dam!). This was followed by a hint of licorice and dryness. Refreshing, I'm happy with it.
Serving type: can
05-08-2006 18:21:50 | More by JanM
3.43/5 rDev -7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Can from Swedish "Systembolaget".
Tried it on April 28, 2006.
Adnams The Bitter Classic Beer
Mine had 4.5% ABV
Beautiful reddish-brown color with a big beige head.
Faint sweet, a bit hoppy, scent.
Thick mouthfeel, at the same time a bit watery taste.
Serving type: can
05-06-2006 07:21:32 | More by gnoff
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
3.95/5 rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
500ml bottle bought from Grape Expectations, Ballyclare...
Poured a deep orange / rusty copper colour... Slightly off white head poured quite thick and foamy and faded to thin layer...
Aroma - Fruity (burnt orange, some raspberry hints, raisins), sea saltiness, light toasted malts, spicy hops, herbs (rosemary ?), vanilla creaminess...
Taste - Strong spicy hop bitterness, definite sea salt notes, toasted bread notes, floral, nutty, tart fruit...
Feel - Quite sharp and dry. Medium body.... Pretty drinkable...
Overall - A very good beer.... recommended...
Serving type: bottle
03-28-2006 11:19:14 | More by mdagnew
United Kingdom (England)
3.93/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is one of Adnams' most popular regular real ales. Had a pind of this at a local pub in East End London on 27/05/05, and luckily it turned out very fresh indeed!
A: it pours a light-amber to straw colour, with low carbonation, an almost cappucino-like off-white and frothy beerhead which leaves uneven lace along the way.
S: lively, sweetish malts and floral hops; at the back some hayish note is observed. Simple but nice.
T: a mouthful of biscuity malts and soft, hayish/floral hops at first, followed by a tinge of chestnutty(?) bittersweet flavour in the finish. The aftertaste is simply refreshingly bitter and lingering~~
M&D: quite smooth on the palate, albeit not without a refreshing mouthfeel, and the flavour is rather rich against its overall light body. A very very tasty and more-ish session beer!
Serving type: cask
05-28-2005 14:12:45 | More by wl0307
Adnams Bitter from Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.