Southwold Bitter Bottles

Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 23 reviews
£20.99
  • Bitter
  • 4.1%
  • 12x500ml

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
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Hops
Fuggles
Malts
Pale Ale, Crystal, De-husked Black
Southwold Bitter

Southwold Bitter

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.
Southwold Bitter
  • 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 4.9 out of 5
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Reviewed by David C.
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The best bitter beer in the UK

Adnam's Southwold beer is my favourite of all real ales.

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Adnam's Best

The only thing that would be better is a pint of draught Adnam's in a pub in Southwold or one of the near-by towns.

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Southwold beer!

A gift for my husband who is a massive Adnams fan.

Perfect BBQ accompaniment.

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My favourite bitter

My opinion is that it’s the best bitter beer taste

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Another good ale

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