Adnams Southwold Bitter | Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery

Adnams Southwold BitterAdnams Southwold Bitter
BA SCORE
44.5%
Liked This Beer
3.61 w/ 164 ratings
Adnams Southwold BitterAdnams Southwold Bitter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
England, United Kingdom
adnams.co.uk

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by rastaman on 08-12-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,196
Reviews:
72
Ratings:
164
Liked:
73
Avg:
3.61/5
pDev:
15.51%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 164 |  Reviews: 72
Photo of Momon
3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Robertas
3.81/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of louislouis91
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcotom
3.62/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vinicole
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep amber. Little head.
Sweet malt nose.
More malt than hop. Toffee. Fruit and nut.
Moderate feel.
This was from the bottle. It is much better when cask dispensed.

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Photo of bhaugh20
2.69/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of AlexW693
3.31/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jarod_Blecher
4.75/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of alkerby123
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Foley67
4.24/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chickenm
3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of csurowiec
3.61/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FCox143
4.27/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of T100Mark
3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A 16.9 ounce Euro-bomber poured into Nonic/Imperial pint glass.

Appearance - A murky copper/brown color. Minimal head. Minimal stick age. Not the prettiest beer ever.

Smell - Sweet malt combined with a whiff of burnt toast. Mild flower/hop smell on the back-end.

Taste - Sweet malt. A bit of a Carmel flavor. Toasty. The hops offer a mild bitter finish.

Mouth - Moderate carbonation. A little oily. Nice enough.

Overall - This is an English bitter with a twist. The beer has all of the attributes of a good bitter/pale ale (smooth, balanced) but it also has a bit of a smoky flavor to it. Also, the look and color is a little different than a London Pride or a Old Crafty Hen. Not my favorite English ale but interesting all the same.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed from the bottle in a pint glass. This nice bitter pours a hazel brown with a beautiful off white head of foam that has great lacing, a thick ring, and thick layer of mixed sizes of bubbles. Nose of subtle fruit notes and sweet malts. Very light. Flavors pass the nose with nice sweet caramel notes and subtle fruit flavors of peaches. Light bitterness comes through on the back blending nicely with the sweet malt flavors. A solid bitter.

Cheers

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Photo of Sellen
3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scotorum
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the 16.9 oz. bottle into an English nonick

a: Clear deep amber with an inch and a half thick offwhite head which receded to even surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Caramel malt with light fruit notes.

t: Follows the nose with more caramel and less fruit, although the latter reemerge a bit later. Sweet to dry finish.

m: Light to medium, slight watery notes but good carbonation tingle.

o: A good English Bitter, better than some we can get packaged in the US, although at $4.50 a pint a bit too pricey for my regular consumption.

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Photo of Savaseri
3.41/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rbloomberg3
2.93/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of hopley
3.39/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of poskok
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 31Sam13
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stephenlee
3.91/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rjplumer
4.08/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Malt, caramel bread type of aroma. Medium brown body with a bit of an orange hue.. Light tan head about a half inch or so to start and settles relatively quick to a light film. Mild sweet fruit and malt taste with a touch of bitterness. Touch of apple like crispness. Has a full thick feel.

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Photo of FLima
3.64/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice copper color with a thick beige head with decent retention and leaving laces and a constant plate.
Aroma with notes of plums, English earthy hops, apple juice and caramels.
Likewise, bitter flavor with notes of English earthy and floral hops, herbal tea, unsweetened apple juice, some lemon, toffee, honey and plums. Just a bit tangy. Consistent dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness.
Light to medium body with appropriate carbonation. Quite smooth.
Balanced and pleasant English Bitter with high drinkability. The warmer the better! After drinking the style often they grow on you. I hope I could get decent local offerings for the style for the right price.

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Adnams Southwold Bitter from Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
Beer rating: 44.5% out of 100 with 164 ratings
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