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


on tap

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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11908) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 10, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Deu (864) - Nantes, FRANCE - MAR 29, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (2624) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2013
Bottle conditioned. Amber colour with small residual head. Aroma of malts. Taste is sweetish malts, dry hops and dried fruits, maybe sultanas. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martin243 (829) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamesie1857 (1536) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2012
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Desverger (2793) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2012
(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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - OCT 15, 2012
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mile (3235) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 16, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tombyars (1434) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scotty (1073) - SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2012
M & S Norfolk Bitter, clear amber, with a long lasting white head, steady bead of small bubbles. Nice malt/hop nose. Med to full bodied, nice malty character with good hoppy bitters as well. Nice!

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