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


on tap

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RATINGS: 124   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Desverger (2386) - 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 (3131) - 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 (1412) - 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 (1060) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (7054) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 15, 2012
bottled, thanks duff. golden with faint haze; fresh and floral, hints of red berry and hay; drinkable stuff

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (13002) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2011
Bottled 500ml (BB 04/2012)
Hazy orange color, small beige head. Aroma has yeast, pear and some hops. Light to medium-bodied. Sweetish, honeyish bitter with English hoppyness. Lingering woody bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2011
Bottled (from Beers Of Europe). Golden colour, small beige head. Aroma is tropical fruits, some mild apples, and mild caramel. Flavour is caramel, herbs and some mild dry grassy notes as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wheresthepath (1622) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2011
[500ml bottle, gift from Maureen & Dave - cheers!] Murky pale amber with a thin off-white head. Fruity, yet a little sour. Some earth & flowers. A little dryness, a little bitterness. Below par for what I normally think is a decent brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
worldbeertaste (1693) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2011
M&S Norfolk Bitter: Bottle - Strong wheat smell with some caremel plus apple and malt,. Opaque Brown colour. Prickly Carbonation with a medium Body. Sweet at first and then the bitter yeast hop feel come right afterward. Earthy. Dry finish. The yeast doesnít help it. Enjoyable

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