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


on tap

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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2006
This pours a bright golden body, slightly orange, with a slender white head. The aroma is toffee with tea leaves and a lime twist. Quite dry. The toffee base sets the stage for a leafy bitterness that finishes off the drink. Slight lime aftertaste. Decent.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nekronos (4101) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 14, 2006
NIce bitter taste, but after a while becomes very strong. Dark feautres but it stills being a little golden.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2006
A Mes rate: Cask @ the JDW in Peterborough while we were waiting for the beer fest. Hoppy grassy nose. Standard appearance but with some good lace. Very hoppy flavour with the expected crisp clean finish. Nothing out of the ordinary.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rederic (3256) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2006
Bright honey gold color, with a multitude of flaky sediments of yeasty swirling around, with a fluffy white head, fresh barley malt nose, flowery peachy fruity hops, earthy pale malt, hint of spiciness, and orange peels fruitiness in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a juicy flowery hops character, with a soft piney accent, leafy and a citrus fruitiness, toasted malt, leading towards a hops dryness finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALLOVATE (2895) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2006
Cask, gravity flow @ the Fur & Feather Inn, Woodbastwick, Norfolk.
Aaaah, straight from the brewery next door. Poured a bright yellow gold with a light, white frothy lather that left some firm lacing. Very subtle, short lived aroma of fresh kilned pale grains, spicy hops and orange peel. Well pronounced, summery malts, fresh squeezed oranges and peppery, herbal, earthy hops dominate the palate. Nice woody, piney edge develops as it goes. Body is quite light, very sessionable, and had just a prickle of residual carbonation to make it move swiftly across the tongue. Finish is very spicy and fresh, firmly bitter, juicy and shows some more piney notes before tailing off quickly. This was Friday nights and Sunday sessions all rapt up into one. What a bitter should be, nicely balanced, simple, light and tasty. Very nice!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7848) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2006
(Cask at City Arms, Manchester, 28 July) Colour is dark amber with tawny hints, firm off-white head. Nose is fruity with orange, apricots and a dusty hop aroma. Taste starts fruity with notes of orange and apricots, turns drier with a malty backbone and ends in a bitter finish with a nice dusty hop flavour. A bitter in perfect balance. Great stuff!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2006
Bottle from GBBF ’06. Dark golden with a small head. Some sediment. Fruity, sweet orange aroma. Malty taste with a mid bitter finish. Good, honest bottled beer. Still looking for the cask.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (9578) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2009 Cask conditioned at The Swan Inn, Beer Festival, Islip, Oxon Sun 30th July. Poured a warm golden colour, nice bitterness little fruity, some citrusy zestyness also into the mix, good but not great ideal session beer. A6 A4 A6 P3 Ov13 3.2 Had this again Cask at The Lobster, Sheringham, North Norfolk, 14-06-09 Pours amber with a thin white head, good fruitiness, bitter and a little dry towards the end. Good session beer, and another that has seen its score move up a notch or two. A6 A4 F7 P4 Ov13 3.4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2006
Aroma:Caramel,and light hops aroma... Appearance:Clear Gold with small chunk of yeast,light head... Flavor:Good hopy flavor,light caramel....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 18, 2006
Robe dorèe claire surmontée d’un minimum de mousse qui s’estompe. Arômes de bonbon, de malt caramélisé et de houblon amérisant. Saveurs céréales, de houblon citronné et floral.

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