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Woodfordes Once Bittern

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


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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
allmyvinyl (6341) - 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 (5837) - 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 (2560) - 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 (5394) - 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 (706) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StueyD (1439) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (5804) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlackHaddock (4924) - 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.

   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).

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