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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quack-Duck (8383) - Down South, GERMANY - NOV 1, 2010
bottle as Marks & Spencer Norfolk Bitter, from M&S Bath (08/2010). Deep amber colour, mid-sized head, zesty and slightly sparkling. Malty with nice citrusy accents. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tommann (2980) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2010
500ml bottle. Pours dark copper with little head. On the nose there is some caramel malt and citrus hops. Little sweet to start and then a strong bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1532) - Piss-ant Valley, Somerset, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2009
(bottle conditioned) Nice eazy to sink ale . To me it tastes fReSh and cask ale resemblig ,ovbiously cause its alive and not stale like too many UK bottled beerz. There is a cool amber glowing base that welcomes you ...with fluffy white top. Iíd have given it a 5 but the head died too soon, which sux! Flavours be a very good balance between lots of chewey , biscuty malts and dried fruit like (almond ) then the hops are floral, spicy and fruity (apricot ,oranges)Dry ,tangy hop bitternes endz. Quality pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (4120) - Burgos, SPAIN - AUG 5, 2009
Bottle as M&S Norfolk Bitter. Amber colour, white head. Caramel malts, biscuit and some floral hops. Fairly bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gethinbeer (2273) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2009
Citrus aroma, a little bit of hops in there, Copper colour with a thin white head. A little nutty with very thin hint of hops. Tangy, zest finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2009
Cloudy amber with thin off white head. Sweet flowery perfume. Smooth slightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (8163) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2009
Cask at The Dolphin, Cromer, 14-06-09 Pours amber with white head and had excellent clarity. Good maltiness and hops showing, a lasting bitterness, itís a good beer. A7 A5 F7 P4 Ov14 3.7

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2009
Slightly toffee nose, sweet nothing much to it really slight dishwash character

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (6264) - ITALY - MAY 15, 2009
ambrata schiuma media buona perisistenza note agrumate maltate caramello dlocistra in bocca lieve maltate biscottato agrume ben luppolata ma non molto amara

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardW (1670) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2009
Bottle conditioned (as M&S Norfolk Bitter). Medium reddy-brown beer with a thin white head. Dry, papery taste and almost a bit too green which, for me, is an all too common trait of UK BCAs. Slightly acrid flavour at the back of the throat, with a biscuity aftertaste and some hints of apple and blackcurrant. Disappointing for a Woodfordes brew.

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