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


on tap

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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask: Regular. Also Bottle Conditioned.
Originally the house beer for Limes Hotel in Fakenham.
Ingredients: Maris Otter; Crystal malt; Goldings hops.
A full-bodied pale amber beer with the rich flavour of Dundee cake. Sultana fruitiness is balanced by a hoppy bitterness, to give a full, but light feel. The finish continues to develop into a warm, mellow glow

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (6268) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2016
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Appearance - deep amber with a nice fluffy head. Nose - dried fruit and cake. Taste - more of the same. Some caramel. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long elegant finish. Overall - lovely beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerNinjaUK (436) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2016
Pint in the local. Pours rich amber with bright white head. Dissipates with significant lacing. Aroma vanilla, hay, sherbet and oats. Strong bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ForlornHope (473) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber with a thin head. Earthy, peppery aroma. Taste is slightly sweet with a good balance of bitterness. Juicy malt, fruit and dry finish. Rich and satisfying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lamfrenze (15) - HONG KONG - JUL 10, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2016 Purchased from M&S store in Hong Kong (bottled under M&S brand). Beautiful copper colour with thin white head; a light smoky taste with dry finish. The fruity character is not obvious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Parmenion777 (221) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2016 Pours a clear amber colour with a small off white head that quickly dissipated. Malty slightly earthy aroma; sweet caramel malt and fruity flavour, citrus and caramelised banana. A mild bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Biroholik (1137) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - FEB 27, 2016
Woodforde’s - Nelson’s Revenge , Norfolk Ale czyli Zemsta Admirała Nelsona - klasyczny bitter Alk.4,5% Kolor: Bursztynowy Zapach: Kwiatowo-owocowy Smak: Cytrusy, a takżsuszone owoce w szczególniści śliwka Dość mocna długa goryczka. Spox piwo.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rubin77 (1600) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 3, 2016
F: average, off-white, average lasting. C: dark coppery, clear. A: low aromatic, hint of malt, iron, citrus, grassy hops. T: 0,5l bottle, malty with some tone of citrus, earthiness hops, very mild bitterness, biscuits/toffee, caramel, dried fruits, raisin sweetness, medium body, good carbonated, a good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen1 (5479) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2015
Flaske (under navnet Marks&Spencer Norfolk Bitter), rett fra Stevens kjøleskap: en smaksrik bitter med toffee, brød og apsikat i førersetet. Semitørr avslutning gjør den til en lett anvendelig tørstedrikk.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (1196) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2015
Nice lasting off white head chestnut in colour burry and earthy perfect autumnal bitter. Bottle at home from m and s

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GoufCustom (1875) - HONG KONG - SEP 19, 2015

500 ml bottle as “Marks & Spencer Norfolk Bitter” bought at M&S in iSquare, Tsim Sha Tsui.

Clear amber copper colour with a nob of yeast sediments; Half finger head and crumpety off-white foam which lasts for 2 minutes; Very good sticky lacing and fizzy carbonation; Fragrant aroma of Ale malt, with strong caramel, toffee, strong citrus with light grapefruits scent, floral, strong molasses, yeast, lemon peels and light grass; Close to medium sweet taste of fairly light Ale malt, with strong grains, thin grapefruits, caramel, sugar, yeast, strong lemon, quite strong bitter hops and strong grass; Close to light body, Slick palate; Mouth Feel is strong Ale maltyness in a watery background. Very strong citrusy hops mixed and caramel dominates. Grainy taste is slightly annoying, and pretty sweet as well. Very lemony hops to round. Hmmm… Hoppiness is strong citrus, floral, sweetness, lemon peels and light grass in nose. Light grapefruits, strong lemon, and strong fresh grass in taste; Bitterness is quite strong for a lasting, astringent bitter-sweet finish; Quite fry after taste; Fruity sweet and bitter to mouth.

Comments: This one has all sorts of strong tastes pulling in different direction - citrusy hops, sweetness and caramel malts - the result is not cohesive and quite unbalanced. Not that good as a strong Bitter.

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