blackisle (720) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 50cl. as Bottle Conditioned Norfolk Bitter (from M&S Amsterdam). Clear amber brown color, one finger frothy off-white head, mostly diminishing to a thin layer, some lacing; aroma sweet malts, dried fruits (raisins, dates), basement, light caramel, wet hay; taste moderate sweetbitter, bit burned sugar, light citrus notes; light to medium body, oily texture, bit thin mouthfeel, soft carbonation; mild bitter finish, toasted, earthy notes, too much roastiness in the aftertaste. Strange brew.
Cimbasso (98) - - SEP 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Purchased in a 50cl bottle as Marks & Spencer’s Norfolk Bitter. Pours very clear with a deep bronze colour and gentle white head. Not much aroma, but the taste starts slightly sweet with a hint of raisins and sultanas and ends with a full Goldings taste. there is a fruity hop flavour but without any strong bitterness. A pleasant bitter, fruity and light without being watery. A well-made beer.
zvikar (3441) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - SEP 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at DSG’s 5555 tasting at Sar Hamashkahot Ramat Gan. Thanks Sharon. Pours orange rusty with a medium head, aroma of hops, grass, herbs and metal, flavor is bitter and slightly metallic with grass and herbs, medium bodied
Jonb5 (365) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at JDW in Chancery Lane. A: Bronze, clear, small white head, with moderate retention and decent lacing. S: Earthy Fuggles type hop. T: Sweat wheat, with a bitter slightly off fruity finish. M: Low to moderate carbonation, smooth texture, body light enough. O: A beer which fell between two stools, too strong to session, but lacked the character of some others with lower ABV.
goozen (2969) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0,5ltr: Cloudy dark amber colored brew with an fruity bitter taste and some hints of died hints of raisins. Drunk it under its alias of Marks & Spencer Norfolk Bitter.
SimplySike (901) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear brown wit tiny white head.
Aroma malts, bread, hay, spice.
Taste fresh spicy bitter, malty sweets.
kerenmk (2400) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at DSG’s 5555th rating tasting at Sar HaMashkaot Ramat Gan. Thanks zvikar. As M&S Norfolk Bitter. Hazy amber-bronze with a foamy white head. Some malt and a little toasted in the nose, bitter, sweet undertones in the mouth. Light-to-medium body, bitter finish.
Garrold (1366) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at Hoste Arms, Burnham Market, Norfolk. 8th July. Difficult to rate a beer that wasn’t fit to be served, but still, what do you want for the best part of 4 quid...
DSG (5829) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at my 5555th rating tasting at Sar HaMashkaot Ramat Gan. Thanks zvikar. As Marks & Spencer Norfolk Bitter. 4.8%. Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma of floral, citric and earthy hops, a bit of yeast, malt and a bit of caramel. Sweetish flavor with malt, caramel, a bit of bread, earthy hops and mild bitterness. Medium-bodied.
Maakun (657) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2014 Bottle from M&S. Clear dark brown with small off-white head. Very spicy up front, some dried fruits, caramel, citrus, some weird candy sweetness, like the candy with many herbs in it. Medium bodied and bit light carbonation. Quite interesting stuff.