BlackHaddock (2926) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Norfolk Kiwi was the first beer to be brewed in Jo Cís Norfolk Ale Brewery. Using locally grown Maris Otter and wheat.
It is blended with English and New Zealand hops, hence the name, the brewsters husband is also a New Zealander.
Hand-pulled pint in the Kings Head, Norwich on 20 Apr 2013.
Light golden body with a sparse white head.
Mild aroma of citrusy hops and biscuity malts, so a lemon biscuit sort of smell.
Taste followed the aromas: lemon biscuit, without the crumbs.
This is a session beer, so no great body depth: so average is the best I can give.
Pleasant and easy drinking pint: I was on a mission though, so moved on to stronger things.
Grumbo (425) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The Bricklayers, Colchester. Straw coloured, with a little bubbly head. Essence of vanilla and a hint of lemon. Light bodied. Drinkable.
maeib (8077) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned handpump Crown Wells-next-the-Sea 22/0 A golden coloured beer with a slight haze. East Anglian yeasty notes in the nose. Reasonable flavours. Some lemony hops. A bit of fustiness but itís not bad.
sm89walt (1667) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask - The Fat Cat, Norwich. Doming bubbly white head, mostly lasting, on a clear golden orange body. Slightly buttery, biscuity malt and citrus hop profile. Some grassiness in the finish with a light pithy lemon note. Light to medium body, soft mouthfeel with a soft, medium length finish. Alright as is, but I would have liked the hops to have been turned up slightly and the buttery traces removed for it to hit the spot fully in my book.