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Woodfordes Norfolk Hawker

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


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 2.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Cask, Special;
This new copper-coloured beer has been brewed especially for this Wetherspoon real-ale festival and is a well-balanced bitter, with an inviting aroma of tropical fruit and a complex palate of rich fruit, malt and spice. Hops used: Goldings, Kohatu, Savinjski Goldings

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (5912) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms, Bristol, November 2012. Copper coloured with a decent, off-white head. Heavy cereal malts, tangerine fruit sweetness and a moderately bitter finish. Didnít do much for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (2956) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2012
Clear and clean golden ale. Has a very thin head and a complex mix of malts and sweet fruits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stravale (1895) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 17, 2012
Cask @ JDW Muckle Cross, Elgin 171112
Amber, clear, dense white head, some lacing
Aroma of light pale malts
Taste - light fruity malts, touch of pineapple, background of soft bitter hops
Palate - soft carb, light to medium body. Finish as main flavour with a light fruity pale malt linger
Overall - Simple bitter beer. Itís OK

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2012
From cask at The Counting House. Pours clear and golden yellow witha small white head. Aroma is mild peachy to citrusy fruity. Light bitter, citrusyand mild malty. Bitterand light fruity into the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wheresthepath (1445) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
[Gravity cask at Back of Beyond (JDW), Reading] Amber, slight white head. Sweet lots of caramel, a little wisp of citrus, just enough bitterness to balance. OK, but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (13360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
25th October 2012
Hamilton Hall Spoons. Almost clear gold beer, little white head. Smooth palate, semi dry, Mild minerally carbonation. Smooth malt, semi sweet. Okay balance of mild citrus hops - tangerine and lemon. Finishes dry with a carbonated nip. Not bad!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (12674) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2012 Cadk at Montagu Pike Spoons. Clear gold thin white head. Very decent pale ale. Yeast aroma. Ok pale malt body hoppy finish. Decent

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jackl (3859) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Cask @ JDW, Victoria Station. The pourís deep gold with a small white head. The nose is musty concord grape, some honey and dried wood. Sweet cereal. The taste is plenty oí white toast, watered-down honey syrup. Light harvest fruits, a bit of grain. Not much flavor really. Light, waifish body. Overall, boring. One to scroll past.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1390) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2012
cask. thin white head. gold body. goldings, citrus, hoppy, white sherbet. bitter. dry finish. thin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jonb5 (316) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2012
Pint from JDW real ale festival. Copper colour, slight haze, one finger head which it held well. Very hoppy aroma, particulary Goldings. Tasted a bit watery, notes of citrus fruit, slightly bittersweet, bitter finish. Thin texture, had a slightly coarse edge, minimal carbonation. Overall looked good, aroma promised much but didnít quite deliver.

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