jmgreenuk (6213) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from M&S. Poured a clear medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is aroma is citrus woody hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a light woody metallic hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.
Don2711 (282) - - OCT 27, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma average. Appearance good taste bready malt with sultanas. Nice. Average on palate. Must say that I am a little disappointed with this one but given chance will try again. Bit average. Just okay.
SilverfoX (840) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
bread, toast, earthy aromas from a golden body no real head, tastes burnt with a hint of pepper and smokey chocolate in the aftertaste.
blackisle (1379) - 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 (491) - - SEP 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2015 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 (4091) - 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 DSGís 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 (459) - 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 (3562) - 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 (1250) - 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 (3483) - 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 DSGís 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.