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Brewed by Woodfordes
Style: Bitter
Norwich, England
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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


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
undercurrent25 (1372) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2012
Average well blanced bitter, some creal or grain tastes along with biscuit and malt, not bad

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1332) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2012
Tasted this bitter in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) in November 2010. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear copper in colour with a thick white head. Slight hint of bramley apples with a touch of nutmeg. Thin mouthfeel and excellent lacing. Pale malts lead to a robust malty flavour with citrus notes of grapefruit and lime. Spicy almost peppery hops appear in the dry aftertaste. Good combination of malt and hops gives a balanced bitter sweet finish. An excellent sesion ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4221) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2012
Bottle. Bronze beer with a strong white head. The aroma is hopped and toffee, and the flavour is watery bitter with a long gentle toffee roasted finish. Overall a reasonable English bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1467) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2011
Cask. The Three Legged Mare (Wonkey Donkey), York. Medium white head. Amber body. Fruity, peppery. citric. Bittersweet. Dry finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2011
Cask (handpump) at Chelmsford Beer Festival on 15 July 2011. Bright, mid copper colour. Served in excellent condition. Dry, slightly dusty malts prominent in aroma and flavour. Quite modest hop presence. Came over as a fairly standard brown bitter - decent but a bit short of excitement. Surprised to see the hops used included Nelson Sauvin and Motueka as I struggled to find much influence from them. I can only conclude that they should have used them in greater quantity.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 25, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ The Standing Order, 62-66 George St, Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 2LR.

Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, moderate hoppy, citrus, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20101029]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2011
Cask Handpump at the Paramount JDW, Manchester 15/11/2010 Floral hop aroma. Golden coloured floral hoppy and citrus flavoured with a hint of dryness in a bitter full malt finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sm89walt (1741) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 19, 2011
Cask - The Rose Inn, Norwich. Poured with a dense, lasting creamy beige head leaving a uniform lace atop a clear amber brown body. Fruity, citric orange aroma not bad, quite aromatic and juicy. Similar flavour profile, fruity and juicy with a fair citric hop bitterness and some orangey tang in there. Light to medium body, medium length finish and soft palate texture.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wheresthepath (1521) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2010
[Cask at the Hope Tap (JDW), Reading] Light amber, slight white head, slight fizz. Lemon up front with some smooth malt coming through, a hint of spice (coriander?) and a mild bitterness in the finish. Low-key but OK.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2010
Cask Conditioned Gravity Dispense Eastgate Northampton. An amber coloured beer with off-white bubbles for a head. This was one of my main targets of the festival and I was sadly disappointed. The NZ hops were hard to find. There are citrussy notes and even a bit of marmalade but they’re shielded by an acidic touch. Tasted a bit past its best which maybe it was but it was early doors for the fest.


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