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


on tap

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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (8009) - 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 (1813) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joe19612 (2594) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2009
Bottle. Pours a cloudy hazy orange colour with a medium white head. Plain malty aroma, the flavour is fruity and a mild floral flavour. The finish is fruity with a mild bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2009
<b>Bottle 50cl.</b>
Clear medium orange color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, apple, chlorine. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20081003]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2008
50 cL bottle, courtesy of fonefan. Pours cloudy to hazy orange with a fully gone head. Mild brett-ish and dry aroma. Light fruity and mild floral spiced flavour. Lingering fruity and mild bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alphadelic (2164) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 20, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2009 A crisp, clean looking ale. Nutty brown in colour with a little ring of nicotine-stained head. Lightly fruity and green with a big-hopped aroma. Very well rounded immediately, Intense hops are quick to disperse. Through them come a sweet maltiness with a tickly little carbonation. Biscuitty with a yogurt thickness. Blends away to a bittersweet finish that seems to crumble in te mouth. The hops have a really great flavour to them in this beer. Heavy and delicious. A killer session.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2008
(Bottle 50 cl) Courtesy of fonefan. Slightly hazy golden with a rough, white head. Chemical diacetyl aroma. Medium body, some fruit and an acidic and astringent finish. Clearly infected. 031008

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MiP (15272) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2008
Bottle, 4.5%. Good fruity aroma. Cloudyd orange colour. Citric flavour, hint of plastic. Some metal. Could have been OK, but has some off-flavours.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bobinlondon (1288) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2008
Gravity cask at Lord Nelson, Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk. Light copper with a small lacy head. Hop nose is reminiscent of Wherry but this has more body from the extra alcohol. Overall a really good beer, that I would have been happy to drink all afternoon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2016 1)Bottle conditioned, as M&S ’Norfolk Bitter’. Initially neat Ribena cordial aroma (BLACKCURRANT, with a whisper of strawberry), then something altogether deeper and mustier takes over. It’s fat ripe hedgerow fruit with a waft of onion and green stemmy leafiness= HOPS. It’s brazen, bulbous, very fruity, and shouting "GOLDINGS!!", and I like it. Bright ruby clarity with fine white suds dying to a slick. No surprises beyond the nose, just more berry fruit and biscuit. Tangy red bitter strangely not a million miles from the M&S ’Yorkshire Bitter’ I just saw off. Not especially arsed if it’s a decent brew, and this is. Another impressive offering from Norfolk. 2) Bottle from M&S, 24/12/1/5. Soupy orange brown, bits in, with a slender white foam. Bugger. Didn’t realise it was BC. Pleasant malty caramel aroma peppered with aniseed spice, red apple and clove like yeast. Mellow bucolic English bitter with a loose stir of twig, pine cone hop, hedgerow and apple peel fruit, toasted nut and bread base. Serviceable and not without balance and flavour 636313.

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