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

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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9616) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 20, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2010 Draught (Pickerel Inn, Cambridge) Amber, sparkler head. Lightly hoppy aroma. Zesty bitter taste. Pleasant sweet maltiness. Maybe emasculated by the sparkler. Hint of mushroom. (4-3-7-3-13=3.0)
Rerate: 500ml bottle (M^S) - As marks & spencers norfolk bitter
Nice nutty aroma. Fairly simple bitter taste. However, it excels in the finish - really nutty and packed with resiny bitterness (6-4-6-4-13=3.3)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2007
A Mes rate: Cask from JDW. Golden coloured with a reasonable head. Spicy ginger nose. Nicely balanced with a bitter finish. Reasonably enjoyable considering its comparative lack of character.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (4904) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2007
Bottle. Hazy amber, big creamy white head, so far so good, but also with big chunks of sediment floating around. Nice hoppy citrus aroma. Good bitter flavours, nice fruitiness and a hint of toffee. Quite dry. Medium-bodied and smooth. Turned out quite nice.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 27, 2006
500ml, bottle conditioned, bought from the brewery Pours a clear amber with a nice malt and hops aroma. The palate is just right for this sort of ale and the taste is a good balance of malt and bitterness. Overall, a decent no-nonsense session ale but I have to say that the bottled version is a lot blander than the cask original.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (8493) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2006
Half pint on cask. Dark golden body with only a small layer of foam. Some promising floral hoppy aroma, but rather light fruity in flavour. Bitterness towards the end. A bit oily and watered impression (Rosary Tavern, Norwich 25.09.2006).

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Finn (4402) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2006
Cask at The Champion Norwich 24 Sep 06. Golden coloured. A creamy, lasting head. Faint fruity flavour. Some bitterness in the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nekronos (3646) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 14, 2006
DO not know revenge form who, maybe the Armada should get their revenge. Or something is missing in my History knowledge. The taste was wquite good, nto my style and after a while I prefeer change beer. Good foam and great brewed after all and nice aroma.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2006
Bottle. Pours a cloudy golden color with almost no head, no carbonation apparent. Aroma of peaches, malt and hops. Flavor of peaches, earthy malt and cardboard, which would be a sign of oxydation. The body is light with an oily texture and very low carbonation. This could have been halfway decent if not for the carbonation and oxydation problem.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - AUG 21, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2006 Cask at GBBF 06’: malty with caramel sweetness, juicy, ripe fruits, some nutty notes, alongside the malt there is a great balance of refreshing hoppy bitterness, great well balanced session beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALLOVATE (2473) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2006
Cask, gravity flow @ the Fur & Feather Inn, Woodbastwick, Norfolk.
Upon ordering this one I was queried by a lovely bloke at the bar. Happened to be the head brewer of Woodforde’s, Dr. David Crease. He was wondering if I’d enjoyed the beers I had tasted. "F’ckin’ oath" I would have liked to have replied, had I been a nonce. This was yet another beautifully crafted ale produced by my now favourite brewer. Produced itself a clear copperish gold, light sparkle in the lights, with a short-lived whitish head that adhered minimal legs to the glass. Soft, continual wafts of controlled, rounded toasted malts, orange marmalade and floral, earthy fresh hops. Very clean. Nice, firm, malty palate, quite dry almost Pilsener-malt flavours come through as well with a good bitter, zesty bite of citrus fruits. Quite peppery as it crosses the tongue, nicely balanced with a good dose of Goldings hops showing a robust earthy and floral apex before a lightly bitter swallow that sees more clean malt and citrus fruits lingering in the mouth and down the throat. This was lovely. Deadly sessionable, extremely well balanced and very, very tasty. A lovely Bitter. A lovely brewery!!!!


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