BlackHaddock (2365) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
29 Jan 2013: along side in Huatulco, Mexico. The sea and Modelo beers on the beach had kept me cool during the day, now back on board I needed something different. The 500ml bottle conditioned brewhad been with me since Southampton and had patiently waited in my fridge until thisday.
Poured slowly into two tumblers it showed a good looking amber body with a full white head.
Fruity, hoppy and with a mild citrus hint throughout the tasing. Really enjoyed itís flavours and although not as malty as I normally prefer, this was a good blend and well made. The body depth suited it too.
bhensonb (9004) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle as M&S Norfolk Bitter. Pours dark copper with a creamy off-white head. NIce bitter and malty aroma.Seems floral bitter. Med body. Flavor is roast malt with a good dose of hop - which still seems floral. Finish is clearly bitter. Itís a tasty ale.
Deu (396) - IRELAND - MAR 29, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml bottle from Mark and Spencer. Hazy orange colour. Fruity aroma. Taste really really bitter but the date was pasted. Average. I will try it again to be sure.
SarkyNorthener (608) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle conditioned. Amber colour with small residual head. Aroma of malts. Taste is sweetish malts, dry hops and dried fruits, maybe sultanas. Medium bodied.
Martin243 (479) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle cool, poured into an English pint. Clear amber with an off-white head. Not much aroma detectable, but I donít think Iím that good with aroma: What there is for me is faintly toffeeish. More toffee in the flavour, with dried fruit, and a floral hop note. Medium bodied with a bitter finish. I only bought this because it was the easiest way to tick "Norfolk" off my "Countryside" award stats, but Iím glad I did: Much better than expected! I really liked the floral hops.
jamesie1857 (816) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle - Pours dark copper with little head. On the nose there is some caramel malt and citrus hops. Sweet at first and then the bitter yeast hop feel come right afterward. Earthy. Dry finish. okay for a session, but nothing special.
Desverger (415) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(500ml bottle aka M & S Norfolk Bitter) Amber in colour, minimal head and lacing. Medium in body, aroma of malt/hops. Taste is malt/hops/yeast/grass caramel. Ok, but nothing special.
Beesbeer (349) - WALES - OCT 15, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2013 Bit of a bog standard bitter really but only from the point of view of the flavour, which is solid but unexciting. The quality is good. Medium bodied. Session worthy.
mile (2116) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light amber, small to average and fully diminishing head. Light to moderate malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and fruitiness. Body is light to medium, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and fruitiness, light hoppyness. Average malty and lightly sweetish finish with caramel and some fruitiness, light hoppyness. Caramel sweetish and fruity bitter - OK but nothing special.
tombyars (1205) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this in Sea Palling, Norfolk in June 2002. Cask, handpump dispense. Ruby red in colour with a thick white creamy head. Strong vinous fruit in the aroma and good mouthfeel with excellent lacing. Loads of crystal malt in this one with crushed strawberry fruit notes juicy in mouth. Slight metallic tang of dry hop resin in the aftertaste but summer berry fruits still evident in the sweet but dry vinous finish. A good summer session ale.