Brewed by Fox (Norfolk)
Style: Bitter
Heacham, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
INGREDIENTS: Maris Otter pale malt/crystal malt/chocolate malt/ Challenger, Fuggle and Target hops. LJB stands for Little John Bristow - brewer Mark Bristow’s young son (the beer celebrated his birth in 2002).
TASTING NOTES: Dark amber ale with a hoppy nose. The taste is hoppy and quenching, with a light, malty sweetness. Dry, hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (11818) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 19, 2015
Cask (Fat Cat, Norwich) (6:3+:6:3:12+=3.0++)
Nice orange, small loose head. Odd, slightly burnt malts in the aroma. Some tobacco in the taste, leading to a strange finish of bready malts and actual ashy burntness. Anna gets bread yeast. Sweetish full palate. Pleasant and very quirky bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11981) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
Cask at the GBBF 2011. Dark golden with a small white head. Malty aroma with grain and bread, and a grassy touch. Dry malty flavour with grassy hops

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2011

Cask @ GBBF 2011, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.

Clear medium amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, nutty dusty, light hoppy. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, soft malty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20110802]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dedollewaitor (14915) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2011
Cask @ GBBF, 2011. Pours clear golden with no head. Grainy and hayish flavor with a bit of pepper. Medium to thin body. Dry end

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (23671) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2011
Cask@GBBF2011. Deep ambery copper colour with a small beige head. Aroma is nutty, fruity, wooden, nectary and rather pleasant. Flavour is much the same along with some nectar and chocolate as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7882) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2009
Cask, The Fox and Hounds, Heacham, Norfolk. Earthy sesame snout, slightly roasted. Dark tawny amber with an off white rim. Sesame, wood, slight dankness, nuts, caramel. Peanut for afters. Very pedestrian. Not as impressed with Fox’s beers on my second visit to their tap as my first.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rune (9661) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2008
Half pint from gravicask at London Drinker Beer & Cider Festival 08.
Murky mid-brown body. Lack of head. Slightly malty to the nose. The taste is a bit unsuccessful mix of dark malts and fruity hops. Short bitter finish (afternoon session, 13.03.2008).

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2007
Dark brown amber. Cream head. Malt aroma with some yeast. Strong sweet, sour taste, rather earthy. Medium bitterness. Not an easy drinking beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2009 Cloudy bronze with a large off-white head. Yet another atypical Fox product. Dry malts and hops, almost crunchy. Taste felt like those dried bread slices (i.e. melba toast) as well as a weird mix of pepper, nuts and other spices. There was even something that resembled an alcohol bite although at 4% it could only be something that resembled it. As much a true Enligh Bitter as John Lydon is a true English gentleman but I like it, the beer I mean... John Lydon is pretty cool too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (11947) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2006
Cask conditioned at The Fox & Hounds, Heacham, Norfolk. Amber coloured beer with white head. Malty sweetish beer with a water biscuit type taste. Long hoppiness with a drying bitterness on the finish.

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