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


on tap

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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (7000) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ladnewton (1616) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (22638) - 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.

   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...  

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
undercurrent25 (1584) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2012
Average well blanced bitter, some creal or grain tastes along with biscuit and malt, not bad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1486) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4423) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1679) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2011
Cask. The Three Legged Mare (Wonkey Donkey), York. Medium white head. Amber body. Fruity, peppery. citric. Bittersweet. Dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chriso (7482) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (38879) - 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]

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