Adnams SSB (Suffolk Special Bitter)

$3.49, Arbor Beverage, Douglasville, GA, USA.

Lovely orange pour with a sensible head and some lacing.

This beer is everything beers like SN Celebration and Rogue can never be, but would be better off trying to emulate.

It’s a hoppy and dry bitter, where subtlety is key. You don’t get knocked over with a huge whiff of hops in the nose, nor do you get a flavor like you’re chewing on actual hops. What you get is a wonderfully crafted beer that is so much more difficult to make than a massive hop explosion.

Refreshing in the extreme, this beer shows why less is more. Take note some US micro brewers. Great stuff from Adnams, funny thing is, this isn’t quite as good as their “Broadside”, either.

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11/01/2004
Format:
bottle
ABV: 4.50 %
Appearance: 4.5
Taste: 4.5
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 4
Overall: 4
Total: 4.25
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