dynamiteninja (1694) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle conditioned as M&S Norfolk Bitter. Pours a hazy dark amber with a medium white head which doesnít last very long. Nose is citrus, apricots and candied fruit, biscuity malt. Bitter. Dry finish. Really good.
Kriegbaum (845) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottel as Maren and Spencer Norfolk bitter @ York City. Dark Cooper White smal offwhite head. Aroma of caramel, malt, and fruti. Light malty taste rasines and torry
Cuso (6621) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle as M&S Norfolk bitter. Golden color with medium white head. Fruity aroma with hoppy notes. Malty taste followed with raisins, fruity notes, bitter hops. Nice strong hoppy bitter finish. Good.
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark copper with a small white head. Aroma of caramel malt and fruity hops. Medium body, flavour of caramel malt and sweet berry fruit, well balanced and a refreshing finish.
mr_h (4032) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask by handpump at Prestwick Pioneer - clear deep golden, thin frothy white head, sweet malty aroma, negligible lacing, raisin toffee, bittersweet, malty aftertaste
BlackHaddock (5193) - 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 (12968) - 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 (912) - Nantes, FRANCE - 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 (3346) - West Bromwich (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 (945) - 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.