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


on tap

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RATINGS: 148   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - OCT 19, 2004
Cask - gravity (Huddersfield BF 2004): Clouded light amber appearance. Strong fruity, biscuity malt aroma. Mildly sweet biscuity flavor, hoppy citrus, spicy bitter balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2012 Cask conditioned - handpump - Malt Shovel Northampton. On its day this is a beautiful cask ale full of delicate hops. Sadly today was not its day! A golden colour with a slight haze. The hops are there but unfortunately too much diacetyl leading to a butterscotch nose and taste. It was still tasty but it should be more floral and hoppy.Score 3.1
Subsequent ratings scored 3.2 and 3.3. Average becomes 3.2

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2004
In its cask form this once won the CAMRA beer of the year award.You can see why. Lovely hoppy aroma when you open it followed by a wonderful flowey bitterness. The taste reaches all parts of your mouth. I wasn’t expecting such a range of flavours from a 3.8 per center but this is truely an excellent beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
hotstuff (3953) - Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2004
Bottle. Poured a very, very small white head with small-large sized bubbles that fully diminished. Transparent, uncarbonated and an orange hue. Yucky aroma - reminded me of someone having sweaty feet. Gross! Lightly bitter flavor. Smooth, dry, watery and thin mouthfeel. Light bodied beer with very sparse lacing.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
thedm (4887) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 15, 2004
This bottled brew poured a small head of quickly diminishing medium sized white colored bubbles that left behind a poor lacing, The body was uncarbonated transparent and orange brown in color. The aroma was like sweaty socks ugh! The mouth feel was thin and mildly bitter with an off hop malt taste. The flavor was thin malty and mildly bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hbie (133) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2004
Cask. Original Plough, Chelmsford. Thought I would try this again as I had it before and not been impressed. Light gold colour, rather thin body balanced by hops but it is the citrus flavour I do not like. Seems to have less flavour than a few years ago.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2004
Cask at several pubs in North Norfolk. Real favourite of mine when on weekends away in this neck of the woods - subtle gold colour, frothy white head diminished to pencil thin, starts flowery and hoppy, ends with a lasting bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2004
I was more than a little surprised that I had not rated this one before. Anyway, here goes. A well balanced basic bitter with a lot of bitter hops and a bit of fruity malt too. Very dry finish. Eminently drinkable. Cask (handpump), Cambridge Blue, Cambridge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrainDead (30) - Derby, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2004
Prize winning and famous beer. Good settled flavours and decent palate. Quality all the way through.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2004
cask: This brew is extremely bitter. It drowns all other flavor-components. The texture is quite watery. Not very well brew.

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