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Brewed by Buffys
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Norwich, England

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
Buffy's Norwich Terrier bitter is the lowest gravity beer in the range. It has a wholesome taste, is strong on flavour and holds it's own alongside beers with higher abv's. Whilst other beers need to boast of size and strength, a pint of Norwich Terrier is an easy match for any of the larger better known breeds of beer!
Introduced in the summer of 1998 this pale refreshing 3.6 abv bitter beer is brewed using Halcyon and Marris Otter malts. It is flavoured with First Gold hops whilst Styrian and Mounthood hops add to the aroma.


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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BlackHaddock (3183) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2013
Hand-pulled pint in The Shoulder of Mutton, Strumpshaw (Norfolk) on 26th Oct 2013. Pours a golden, clear look with a thinning white crown on top. I found this rather bland in taste and weak in the nose: delicate citrus notes maybe, but otherwise instantly forgettable in every way. I don’t like knocking the ’little guy’ but this didn’t do it for me at all. I know it was only 3.6% ABV, but it still lacked flavour and character.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (8595) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 19, 2010
Cask (GBBF2010)
6 Caramel toffee aroma
3 Mid gold, small head
5 Chlorine swimming pool
2 dry and drying
10 Too dry and bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2410) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Cask at Wandsworth Common Halloween Beer Festival, 30th Oct 09. Light hazy amber. Little aroma but a (watered down) grapefruit/citrus hoppy flavour. Nice stuff. Another good effort by Buffys.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nekronos (3603) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 2, 2009
Also tasted a little like a bitter but was very dirnkable and enjoyable, very bubble too at the head.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresthepath (1445) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2009
[Cask at The Ship Inn, Weybourne, Norfolk] Pale amber, slight but lasting white head. Ultra-smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Citrus and cut-grass flavours. A good and slightly different session ale. Cheers!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (9623) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2009
Cask conditioned at The Turf Tavern, Oxford. Gold with white head. Pretty decent quaffable session ale. Plenty of hop character with a buttery malt. Clean and fresh with a citrusy bite, a good palate cleanser. Good beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2008
Cask (gravity) @ Great British Beer Festival, GBBF 2008, Earls Court, London, England SW5.
Clear light to medium amber orange color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, old malt. Flavor is moderate sweet and malt acrid bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. (080808)

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2008
Clear golden with tiny white head. Sweet and mild hoppy aroma with chints of caramel. Sweet flavor with floral hops and caramel notes. Ends mild itter.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2008
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Merchants Inn, Rugby. A golden coloured beer spoiled by diacetly. Toffee and caramel where there should be hops.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 2     Pale Yellow(1)->Dark brown(5) : 3     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 1   White(1)->Tan(5) : 1   Lasting: 2   Lacing : 2
Aroma:
Intensity : 2  
Yeast : 2   Bread : 2   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Soap : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX Sulfur : XX  
Malt : 2   Biscuity : XX   Hay : XX   Toasty : 2   Caramel : XX   Nuts : XX   Honey : XX   Cereals : 2   Grainy : XX
Hops : 3   Noble(1)->American(5) : 2   Leafy : 3   Spicy : XX   Floral : 2   Lemon/Lime : 2   Grapefruit : 3   Orange : 2   Herbal : XX   Grassy : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX  
Notes :   Peach/Apricot : XX   Earth : XX   Mint : XX   Butterscotch : XX   Smoke : XX
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2   Sourness : 3   Bitterness : 3   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 2   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : 2   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : 3   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX

Comments: Rather tart, apple-like and very mineral ale.


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