Adnams Southwold Bitter - Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
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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
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
11-15-2013 21:06:12 | More by spointon
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
10-03-2013 03:58:52 | More by tronester
4.95/5 rDev +36.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Had this bitter at the Plough in London near the British Museum. Pours a beautiful cooper color with nice white head. Some lacing in the glass. It smelled warm and toasty. It tasted so easy. Perfect for a cool fall day. It went down so easy. The perfect session beer. Tasted of a nice glass of milk. I drank 3 pints, no problems. Has to be one of the best bitters out there.
Serving type: cask
10-01-2013 23:56:03 | More by rtrasr
Adnams Southwold Bitter from Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
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