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Adnams Southwold Bitter - Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery

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BA SCORE
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good

119 Ratings
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 16.02%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rastaman on 08-12-2002)
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California

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Germany

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

03-01-2014 04:26:36 | More by stevoj
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United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-28-2014 18:41:35 | More by WGO
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-27-2014 02:09:50 | More by crowsnest
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-24-2014 18:14:28 | More by RusImpStoLuv
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Sweden

3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The colour is brass-amber, the liquid is clear. The tree finger head is off-white and compact. It sinks slowly leaving some lacing.

The smell is fresh with bitter and sweet notes. Smooth apricots, grassy-floral hops and distinct bitterness with some minerals. Caramel and butterscotch in the background.

The taste is bitter with semi-sweet notes of apricots and lots of caramel. Hints of yeast, salt and rye bread. Ripe fruits and dried flowers in the background. Medium body. The aftertaste is even more fruity with some dark bread and floral hops. The finish is fresh and bitter with some minerals.

The carbonation is medium strong, the mid-sized bubbles short-lived. The liquid is semi-smooth.

Lots of flavours for a 4.1 % beer, and good balance, too.

Serving type: can

02-18-2014 18:32:38 | More by bark
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Spain

3/5  rDev -17.1%

01-11-2014 05:36:55 | More by JavierGC
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

01-04-2014 08:36:40 | More by Sarunas7
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Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

12-28-2013 10:09:07 | More by artemh
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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -17.1%

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Illinois

4.21/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I had this one on cask at the Seven Stars pub in London. Poured into an Adnams pint glass.

A= This ale poured a bright/clear gold color with a nice thick white head. The head dropped quickly but left a lot of lacing down my glass.

S= Beautiful aroma profile of pale malt, hints of sweetness, and candylike English hops. Smelled super fresh.

T= Started off with a nice pale malt backbone, moved quickly through a brief sweetness with a slight kiss of caramel/treacle, and then finished long and hoppy. Seemed like East Kent Goldings hop character.

MF= Just right for a cask bitter. Full mouthfeel for the style which was aided by the low/cask carbonation. No astringency.

D= Off the charts drinkable. One of the best pints I had in London.

Serving type: cask

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Maine

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Oklahoma

4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy copper with a thin tan head. Smells of brown sugar and toasted grain. Taste begins with some big tea leaf flavor, then some rye bread, and finishes with some leafy, floral hops. Mouthfeel is great. Overall an excellent bitter. Plenty of flavor but not alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

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Arkansas

4.95/5  rDev +36.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Serving type: cask

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Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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California

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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Ireland

2.75/5  rDev -24%

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Switzerland

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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Nevada

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Adnams Southwold Bitter from Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.