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


on tap

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RATINGS: 167   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2005 Original rating (8-4-8-3-16=3.9): Citrusy lemon-lime hops with fair cereal maltiness in the aroma. Clear copper-tan body is topped with a low but lasting, white head that leaves some nice lace. Grainy cereal malt flavour with pleasant fruity esters and light citrus hops leading to a light finishing bitterness. Medium body with moderately lively effervescence. Cask at GBBF 2005.
Rerate (5-1-3-1-6=1.6): Sweet fruity, simple aroma with some grassy hops apparent. Clear deep golden body with fizzy, white, fully diminishng head. Very sweet, fruity flavour has some tannins, caramel malt and mild finishing bitterness. Medium body is somewhat sticky with very low carbonation. Half pint glass. Allowed to warm from fridge temperature. Bottle (Gyle No. L33. State Line Liquors, MD, Oct-05).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2005
UPDATED: APR 18, 2006 Apr 06 Cask conditioned @ Giddy Bridge (JDW), Soton. Must have been more in the mood for this today floral hops. Earthy restrained bitter finish. Very tasty. 3.9
Aug 05 Cask conditioned @ Lion Inn, Theberton (Suffolk). Lots of delicately done flavours - toffee, malt, fruit and hops. Very drinkable with a smooth moreish finish. Overall though I just didn’t float my boat. 3.5

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (3999) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2005
On tap at GBBF 05. I can’t believe I haven’t rated this previously - I only made notes just in case. Good Golden beer. Some nice light hoppiness and nectar in the falvour and mouthfeel. Great balance, enticing flavours. Good stuff all round - you could drink this happily under any circumstances.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (10593) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2005
Bottled: Golden coloured. Unclear. Huge off white light fluffy head. Citric, hoppy and light sour aroma. Flavour has caramel, herbs, light fruit and a fresh citrus undertone. Is quite thin bodied and watery. Ends on a sweetish flowery note. Quite refreshing. Thanks Jens.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15750) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
Bottle Conditioned
Cloudy golden color. Very nice hoppy aroma, pine resins. The body is quite weak, dry, a bit sour; but it has a high hopping, aggressive, aromatic, metallic, with a pretty long final. Refreshing.

   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 (14461) - 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 (5462) - 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.

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