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Woodfordes Once Bittern

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Cask & Bottle Conditioned; Regular.

Copper coloured ale that has a distinct aroma of rich spice and citrus fruits, along with a palate which blends sweet malt fruits and warm spice flavours, before developing into a pleasing dry finish
Hops Used: Goldings, Motueka and Nelson Sauvin

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cjennings1987 (47) - harwich, Essex, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2016
Simple plain bitter. Not overly memorable. Plain brown appearance. Fervent beer drinking while waiting for my train connection

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
R4N5H (789) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2015
Draught, cask at the GBBF 2015 (London Olympia) on 14-Aug-2015. Clear copper colour with a small white head. Aroma of malt, citrus. Flavour of sweet biscuit, malt, spices and caramel. Smooth light bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (4534) - BELGIUM - AUG 14, 2015
At GBBF. Bitter with creamy, thick, off-white head and deep, almost clear, orange blonde colour. Aroma of toasted bread, flowers, biscuit, dried berries and some iron. Lightly fruity onset, bit toasted, creamy and somewhat buttery mouthfeel (clear diacetyl - it was the first pint from a newly installed cask), elegant hoppy ending, florally aromatic and spicily bittering. Nice bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40454) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2015
From cask. Pours cloudy yellow, small white head. Aroma is citrusy and crisp hoppy. Bitter, light herbal. Dry and crisp hoppy. Bitter and citrusy finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
allmyvinyl (9449) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2015
500ml bottle from my brother. Pours clear copper with no head. Aromas of stewed tea, apples. Taste is more of the same. Tanniny, metallic finish. Not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (8697) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2015
Cask during a Wetherspoon Beer Festival in 2010. No notes as pre-Ratebeer for me but rating transferred from the Facebook Beerseek app.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
Cask gravity at the Watford Beer Festival 2014. Poured a clear copper, with a scummy white head. Aroma of malts, tropical fruit and floral hop. Grainy flavours, with some chewy malt and hay. Finish was grass, cereal and light peat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (9266) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2014
Cask gravity at the Watford beer festival 2014. Orange coloured pour with fleeting white head. Aroma is floral and hedgerow hop, sweet caramel malts on the nose and a hint of orange. Flavour is light caramel, pollen and floral hop, orange rind and a subdued bitter finish. Palate is quite sweet, moderate carbonation. OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilverfoX (871) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
citrusy hop aroma, coppery red colour, no head, sweet then a very smooth mildly bitter aftertaste. nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bersek (108) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
Řekl bych klasický bitter. Ničim podle mě nepřekvapuje ani specialně nezaujme.

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