Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Adnams Southwold Bitter

One beer style commonly found throughout England is Bitter, known as English Bitter here.  The bitter style came from brewers who wanted to differentiate them from other mild brews, enter pale malts and more hops. This is beer is Adnams Southwold Bitter 4.1% ABV. Southwold pours a nice copper color with a two and a half finger of whitish head that fades somewhat quickly into great thick lacing. I found very little light streaming through the glass, with a nice amount of carbonation bubbles coming to the top. The aroma on Southwold Bitter is a bit caramel like with a hit of faint bittering hops. Taste on southwold is first slightly sweet with caramel and a faintness of vanilla, and then you get a slight bitterness, but a smooth bitterness from a light bouquet of light hops. The mouth feel is light to almost a medium feel, with a smooth bittersweet finish. The after taste is nice with a hint of a bittering hops flavor around a caramel malty flavor. Adnams Southwold Bitter is a surprisingly good beer, so I am giving this A. The smoothness of this bitter is a big quality of this beer that makes it good, and it’s not overly bitter, it was nicely balanced. So go out and try this one, you might like it! Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!

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