AshtonMcCobb (6268) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
BeerNinjaUK (436) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint in the local. Pours rich amber with bright white head. Dissipates with significant lacing. Aroma vanilla, hay, sherbet and oats. Strong bitter finish.
ForlornHope (473) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Lamfrenze (15) - HONG KONG - JUL 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Parmenion777 (221) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Biroholik (1137) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - FEB 27, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Woodforde’s - Nelson’s Revenge , Norfolk Ale czyli Zemsta Admirała Nelsona - klasyczny bitter
Smak: Cytrusy, a takżsuszone owoce w szczególniści śliwka
Dość mocna długa goryczka. Spox piwo.
Rubin77 (1600) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 3, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Holmen1 (5479) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
redders1974 (1196) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice lasting off white head chestnut in colour burry and earthy perfect autumnal bitter. Bottle at home from m and s
GoufCustom (1875) - HONG KONG - SEP 19, 2015
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.