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


on tap

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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Cask: Regular. Also available bottle conditioned, and in 18 & 36 pint boxes.
CAMRA Champion Beer of Britain 1996.
A wherry is a Norfolk sailing boat.
Ingredients: Maris Otter; Crystal Malt; Goldings and Styrian Goldings hops.
Michael Jackson 500 Classic Brews

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2005
UPDATED: APR 30, 2006 Bottle: Dark gold with a white head. Mild caramel malt with a earthy hop aroma. Sweet nutty caramel start, with a fruity, flowery hop finish. Medium soft body. Not bad! RR, Cask, Reading 06: Nice floral nose, some grassy hops. Very moreish. (Previously 6/3/6/3/12).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 24, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2005 Pint poured at The George at London Bridge. Pours a light yellow, a small head that quickly disappears. Aroma has the right level of hops and is very fruity. Extremely smooth in the mouth and absolutely delicious to taste - those fruity hops coming through strongly. A shame I only had time for one, but I will be back for more! [Stuey - wish you could taste this, I’m sure you would want to model your Hopslapper of it]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2005
Cask @ The Pickerel, Cambridge, UK. 26th May 2005
One of my fav session ales of all. Burtonised aroma and plenty of "dishwater" (isinglass) as a perfect session beer should. Plenty of raw basic bitterness and a slightly sweet aftertaste craving for more (which I had).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (13711) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2005 Gravity cask at Red Lion, Snargate. Even better than I remember this beer. Full on hops and a rounded fruitiness and body. Really one of my favourite beers in the world when it is in this condition. Had it the night before and it was very good, but this had improved by the following afternoon

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (5118) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2005
Cask conditioned at The Pickerel, Cambridge. (Was also available at the Cambridge Beer Festival.) Deep golden colour. Slightly sulphurous aroma, some fruits (plums, cherries?) too. Very nice moderately hoppy flavour with citrussy elements. A decent session bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2005
Polypin@Real Ale opening. Slight sulfuric nose, with some light hop and malt notes. Palate is lightly woody and dry , with some toffee apple, and then some light citric bitterness from the hops, great flavour sfor such a light beer (in terms of ABV).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29287) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 16, 2005
[Cask at GBBF 2004] An amber beer with a small white head. The aroma is very hoppy and sweet - quite nice. The flavor is sweet with notes of both hops and grass - very fresh, but the body is thin.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WhiteStar (37) - Swindon, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2005
And we had this last night as well, and it was difficult to say which was best - the Wherry or the Landlord. Again a citric rush. But perhaps rougher, dustier. Both on cask. This had the bigger aroma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5218) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2011 Dec, 2002 Bottled. This is one of Woodforde’s most famous and acclaimed beers. It’s quite fruity and pleasant with a refreshing acidity. A good thirst quencher. [3.0]
March, 2005 William IV, Leyton. Juicy dripping citric fresh. A galloping away joy of a beer. Gently sweet with a thirst cutting dryness in the finish. Intense fresh marmalade aroma. Spanking! [4.0]
April, 2006 JDW, Rochester A fruity and hoppy session bitter of considerable character. Dusty, earthy hops scratch their way over a refreshing and gulpable marmalade fruit. Very pleasing. [4.1]
Jan, 2007 Red Lion, Bluetown, Sheerness. Mild orange. Very faint toffee. Fresh and gulpable. Lovely. [3.5]
May, 2011 Greencoat Boy, Victoria. Dryish session bitter. Peanut skin and delicate fruit and caramel notes. Laid back hops fully integrated. A refreshing and modestly pleasant beer. Drinkable. [3.0]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lubiere (9998) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2005
Lightly hazy golden ale with a thick off-white head. Rather pleasant apple cider aroma. Dryish malts with light hops, but some oxidation marks. Lighter bodied.

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