Southwold Bitter Cans

Rated 4.8 out of 5
Based on 49 reviews
£32.99
  • Bitter
  • 4.1%
  • 24x500ml

Southwold Bitter is authentic and full of character, just like its namesake – our hometown on the Suffolk coast. Copper-coloured and late-hopped with Fuggles, its distinctive, thirst-quenching, herbal hoppiness keeps you coming back for ... Read more

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Country
United Kingdom
Hops
Fuggles
Malts
Pale Ale, Crystal, De-huisked Black
A copper coloured classic

A copper coloured classic

Southwold Bitter’s packaged and cask beers are slightly diffrent brews, that hail from separate lineages. The bottled version started life as Suffolk Strong Bitter (SSB) and its recipe was similar to the one used for Extra, a strong 4.5% cask bitter. By contrast, our regular cask bitter, was first brewed in 1967, under the name Adnams Best Bitter. Although SSB still bore the name, its branding later evolved to look more like the cask Southwold Bitter branding. SSB’s strength was eventually lowered to bring it more in line with the cask beer that shared its branding, and at the same time, the name on the bottles and cans changed to avoid any confusion. The slight difference in abv remains for fans of the bottled format, so it didn’t stray too far from the original. Today, Southwold Bitter’s branding depicts local icon, Southwold Jack. This small wooden figure guards the brewery and represents a young soldier from the 15th Century Wars of the Roses. Named ‘Jack the Smiter’ he stands at 4 feet 4 inches tall and is constructed of painted wood. The brewery’s Jack is based on an original ‘Clock Jack’, in nearby St Edmunds Church, who strikes the hours on the church bell with his battle axe. The 'Jack Brand,' or 'Southwold Jack,' is Adnams oldest trademark and we incorporated him into our brand identity to highlight our sense of place. It was for this reason we chose him to be the emblem for Southwold Bitter in its re-branding in 2011.
A copper coloured classic
  • The Telegraph

    A gentle pairing for flatbreads, with not too strong New World hop character, but something to pull forward that nutty buckwheat taste. The light, grassy aroma from English Fuggles hops will elevate the flavours while refreshing your palate.

Description

Southwold Bitter is authentic and full of character, just like its namesake – our hometown on the Suffolk coast. Copper-coloured and late-hopped with Fuggles, its distinctive, thirst-quenching, herbal hoppiness keeps you coming back for more. Synonymous with pub firesides, fresh sea air and the distant sound of crashing waves, it has everything you would expect from an English Bitter.

How does it taste

Biscuity malts and light caramelised toffee notes balance the classic English hop character from the addition of Fuggles hops. They are added late in the brewing process, to maintain their wonderful grassy, almost minty, herbal aromas and provide a long, lingering, resinous hoppiness on the palate.

ALLERGEN AND DIETARY

Contains: Barley, Gluten

Nutritional information (per 100ml)
Energy (KJ / kcal) 151 / 36
average rating 4.8 out of 5
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Reviewed by Brian H.
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Ideal or the 'fishing trips in the caravan'

The cans make it easier to transport than bottles, require less room in the fridge and are just as tasty as the bottled version.

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Southwold bitter

Just as good in cans

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Best Bitter

Having moved from East Anglia to the West Midlands my husband misses his Southwold bitter. The local brew does not measure up to his tastes. So buying in bulk, free delivery, no carrying home its as close to having it on tap. Happy husband happy wife. C

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The original

Why bother creating new beers when your established Southwold bitter is still the best beer in the country?

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A pleasant experience.

I have for many years enjoyed a few beers, draught, bottled, and cans, which I have looked upon as favourites, and have tended to stick with. However, when I started trying Southwold Bitter cans I realised I had come across a beer that offered that bit extra. Yes, a very pleasant experience indeed! Thank you.

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