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Adnams Southwold Bitter - Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

124 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 16.34%
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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artemh

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3%

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

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

12-08-2013 04:04:42 | More by BillRoth
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apasternak

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -16.9%

11-22-2013 02:45:54 | More by apasternak
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spointon

Illinois

4.21/5  rDev +16.6%

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.

11-15-2013 21:06:12 | More by spointon
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Beermaine

Maine

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

10-27-2013 21:00:25 | More by Beermaine
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jonathaniler

Florida

5/5  rDev +38.5%

10-14-2013 15:35:33 | More by jonathaniler
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tronester

Oklahoma

4.05/5  rDev +12.2%

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.

10-03-2013 03:58:52 | More by tronester
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rtrasr

Arkansas

4.95/5  rDev +37.1%

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.

10-01-2013 23:56:03 | More by rtrasr
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hoptualBrew

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

08-03-2013 23:48:47 | More by hoptualBrew
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jwoolfe

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-30-2013 20:34:56 | More by jwoolfe
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fionn13

Ireland

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

07-24-2013 16:35:32 | More by fionn13
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

3.5/5  rDev -3%

07-19-2013 18:05:42 | More by eduardolinhalis
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mmilyko

Nevada

4/5  rDev +10.8%

07-18-2013 01:40:27 | More by mmilyko
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MRsojourner

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-04-2013 16:16:15 | More by MRsojourner
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redleg411

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -16.9%

06-28-2013 19:34:19 | More by redleg411
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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.8%

06-14-2013 15:20:40 | More by KStark
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kurt65

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

06-08-2013 21:08:16 | More by kurt65
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maxwelldeux

Washington

3/5  rDev -16.9%

06-02-2013 02:19:57 | More by maxwelldeux
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apanloco

Sweden

1/5  rDev -72.3%

05-18-2013 20:21:44 | More by apanloco
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.53/5  rDev -2.2%

A 500ml bottle with a BB of April 2013. Picked up some time back from a supermarket. The figure depicted on the label is 'Southwold Jack', a local icon and an emblem of the brewery.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A deep orange-amber colour with medium carbonation. Forms a decent head of frothy off-white foam that lasts for a minute or two before collapsing to a patchy surface layer. Aroma of caramel malt with fruity yeast esters, stewed hops, faint grass/hay and a hint of sweetness.

Tastes of caramel malt with a dry finish. Notes of caramel, fruity yeast esters, stewed hops, mild grass/hay and a dry earthiness. A subtle bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with light carbonation and good body. Slightly astringent, with an aftertaste of dry stewed hops and fruitiness.

A decent bitter, if a tad unexciting. Would be nice if the hop aroma was more prominent, but overall this is balanced and well-crafted. A easy-going ale that would be perfect for sessioning. Worth sampling if you see it.

04-14-2013 21:09:47 | More by jazzyjeff13
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gwiedman1

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

03-30-2013 21:31:24 | More by gwiedman1
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match1112

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

02-16-2013 13:11:56 | More by match1112
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Liquoric3

Germany

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

02-12-2013 22:54:20 | More by Liquoric3
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Focusf111

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -3%

01-18-2013 01:06:41 | More by Focusf111
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nathanjohnson

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -10%

01-12-2013 21:06:49 | More by nathanjohnson
Adnams Southwold Bitter from Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.