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


on tap

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RATINGS: 153   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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SilverfoX (871) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2014
bread, toast, earthy aromas from a golden body no real head, tastes burnt with a hint of pepper and smokey chocolate in the aftertaste.

blackisle (2528) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle 50cl. as Bottle Conditioned Norfolk Bitter (from M&S Amsterdam). Clear amber brown color, one finger frothy off-white head, mostly diminishing to a thin layer, some lacing; aroma sweet malts, dried fruits (raisins, dates), basement, light caramel, wet hay; taste moderate sweetbitter, bit burned sugar, light citrus notes; light to medium body, oily texture, bit thin mouthfeel, soft carbonation; mild bitter finish, toasted, earthy notes, too much roastiness in the aftertaste. Strange brew.

Cimbasso (889) - - SEP 25, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2015 Purchased in a 50cl bottle as Marks & Spencer’s Norfolk Bitter. Pours very clear with a deep bronze colour and gentle white head. Not much aroma, but the taste starts slightly sweet with a hint of raisins and sultanas and ends with a full Goldings taste. there is a fruity hop flavour but without any strong bitterness. A pleasant bitter, fruity and light without being watery. A well-made beer.

zvikar (6068) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle shared at DSG’s 5555 tasting at Sar Hamashkahot Ramat Gan. Thanks Sharon. Pours orange rusty with a medium head, aroma of hops, grass, herbs and metal, flavor is bitter and slightly metallic with grass and herbs, medium bodied

Jonb5 (545) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Pint at JDW in Chancery Lane. A: Bronze, clear, small white head, with moderate retention and decent lacing. S: Earthy Fuggles type hop. T: Sweat wheat, with a bitter slightly off fruity finish. M: Low to moderate carbonation, smooth texture, body light enough. O: A beer which fell between two stools, too strong to session, but lacked the character of some others with lower ABV.

goozen (4048) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle 0,5ltr: Cloudy dark amber colored brew with an fruity bitter taste and some hints of died hints of raisins. Drunk it under its alias of Marks & Spencer Norfolk Bitter.

SimplySike (1490) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2014
50cl. Bottle.
Pours clear brown wit tiny white head.
Aroma malts, bread, hay, spice.
Taste fresh spicy bitter, malty sweets.
Mouthfeel thin.
Nice brew!

kerenmk (4722) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle sample at DSG’s 5555th rating tasting at Sar HaMashkaot Ramat Gan. Thanks zvikar. As M&S Norfolk Bitter. Hazy amber-bronze with a foamy white head. Some malt and a little toasted in the nose, bitter, sweet undertones in the mouth. Light-to-medium body, bitter finish.

Garrold (5180) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2014
Cask at Hoste Arms, Burnham Market, Norfolk. 8th July. Difficult to rate a beer that wasn’t fit to be served, but still, what do you want for the best part of 4 quid...

DSG (14685) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle sample at my 5555th rating tasting at Sar HaMashkaot Ramat Gan. Thanks zvikar. As Marks & Spencer Norfolk Bitter. 4.8%. Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma of floral, citric and earthy hops, a bit of yeast, malt and a bit of caramel. Sweetish flavor with malt, caramel, a bit of bread, earthy hops and mild bitterness. Medium-bodied.

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