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Woodfordes Once Bittern

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

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & Bottle Conditioned.
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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilverfoX (259) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
citrusy hop aroma, coppery red colour, no head, sweet then a very smooth mildly bitter aftertaste. nice.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bersek (56) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
Řekl bych klasický bitter. Ničim podle mě nepřekvapuje ani specialně nezaujme.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StueyD (1142) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2014
A mid orange brown coloured beer with a weak white head. A light hop aroma, hints of citrus fruit, then a biscuity malt element comes through. Dry mouthfeel. The taste follows on from the aroma with a dry biscuity malt flavour of caramel and cereal, then a tart hop flavour comes through later, that then lasts into the finish. Tasted at the King William IV, Sedgeford, Norfolk.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (4237) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2013
Cask at The Playhouse, Colchester. Poured a clear medium amber with a thin slightly broken head and lots of broken lace. The aroma is weak malt, The flavour is medium to weak bitter with a smooth malt hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with flat carbonation. Nothing special bit not bad either.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlackHaddock (3635) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2013
Gravity poured pint on 20 Apr 2013 at the CAMRA AGM bar in Norwich. Light brown body with a copper hint in a strong light source, the head was a weak, thin affair from the off. No strong aroma, faint traces of citrus and wood as the beer warmed. The taste more floral than the nose suggested: mildly dry in the mouth with a semi-dry finish. A long way from interesting, but an OK refreshing brew that isn’t going to upset anyone or test your taste buds.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
theatmosphere (50) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2012
Not the most exciting aroma, but an appealing deep copper appearance. Slightly more lively carbonation than expected but ends up feeling rather thin. I drink it at the Lendal Cellars in York but more because it’s a change rather than because I think it is especially good. Pretty average overall - brewed in a good cause though (for the Norfolk Wildlife Trust).

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (4925) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2012
Cask. Clear dirty brown pour with a small white head. Very light malt aroma. Flavour of caramel and malt with light background bitterness and sweetness. A bit thin a watery.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ladnewton (1411) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2012
Cask at the Champion of the Thames, Cambridge, UK on 11th May 2012. Copper with thin off-white ring and film & patterned lacing. Sweet malty aroma. Malty and fruity with some late hops in-mouth, leaving a tangy and herby finish. Zingy mouthfeel and medium body. Nice "growing" ale - you can just end up liking it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 26, 2012
Cask. Copper colour, small beige head. Aroma is sweet malts, slightly wooden and nutty with some mild dry fruity notes. Flavour is quite similar with quite rich fruity and floral notes. Dry grassy and floral finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2012
A - citrus and floral A - hazy mid gold and frothy T - sweet and sour with floral bitter P - thin to mid O - ehh...  


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