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

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unknown

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common

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


Jonb5's rating

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jonb5 (347) - Greater London, - 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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (728) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
Cask at the Philharmonic, Liverpool. Copper and clear with a thin loose beige head. Very muted aroma of malt, raisins, biscuit. Deep fruity bitter initial taste with sweetness taking over quite quickly. Medium body. Abrupt finish. A beer that delivers well enough but doesnít inspire. I canít imagine wanting another one.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GuideDogSaint (233) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2014
Cask at the Prince of Wales Feathers, Warren Street. Pours mid brown with a white head. Aroma malt, caramel and a hint of citrus. A little sweet on the palate. Maybe a little past itís best.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (8118) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Cask at the Feathers, 25/07/14. Lightly hazed brown, beige head. Nose is a little musty, orchard wood, apple skin, rather dull. Taste comprises light caramel, musty, green apple, orange marmalade, bready malt pangs. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Classic boring brown bitter!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdiBeer (1019) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Aroma: light bread malts, light caramel. Appearance: clear dark gold, no head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: bitters continue, very light malty notes, not much else. Overall: sun-standard Bitter, too bland on aroma and palate. Pint at Hornimans at Hayís, London Bridge.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (3097) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Cask at The Scarborough Arms, Leeds. Pours clear dark amber, thick creamy head. Aromas of toffee, light citrus. Taste is light sweet, more citrus bitterness. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (2458) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 23, 2014
On cask at the Haymarket. Appearance - dark amber to chestnut. Nice fluffy head. Nose - sweet malt with a fresh note that is somewhere between citrus and orchard. Taste - more apples plus sweet malt and just a touch of citrus again. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long elegant finish. Overall - really enjoyed this. Beer of the day.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DanielBrown (3777) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2014
Cask at Shakespeare (Summer Row), Birmingham. Fairly OK Bitter. Refreshing, crinkled nose jagger. Paled froth imparter. Hast merit.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (6200) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (3722) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stravale (2075) - 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


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