Brewed by Woodfordes
Style: Bitter
Norwich, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask: Regular. Also Bottle Conditioned.
Originally the house beer for Limes Hotel in Fakenham.
Ingredients: Maris Otter; Crystal malt; Goldings hops.
A full-bodied pale amber beer with the rich flavour of Dundee cake. Sultana fruitiness is balanced by a hoppy bitterness, to give a full, but light feel. The finish continues to develop into a warm, mellow glow

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (1957) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2015
Cask at the Alma, Cambridge. Copper brown, a bit of beige head. The pint has a reasonable amount of natural carbonation. Raisin, biscuity aroma: strong tea, malt. Sweet fruity faste with a bitter finish. Tiny hint of sourness at the very end. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarcoDL (3626) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle. Copper color. Aroma is mostly malt. Taste is bitter of course, with some burned malt and a slight touch of citra. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (6740) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 30, 2014
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Don2711 (348) - - OCT 27, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilverfoX (871) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2014
bread, toast, earthy aromas from a golden body no real head, tastes burnt with a hint of pepper and smokey chocolate in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
blackisle (1726) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2014
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cimbasso (618) - - SEP 25, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvikar (4118) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - SEP 19, 2014
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jonb5 (481) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2014
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goozen (3674) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
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.

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