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


on tap

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RATINGS: 151   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cimbasso (884) - - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvikar (5681) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle shared at DSGís 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jonb5 (523) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goozen (3921) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SimplySike (1454) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (4593) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle sample at DSGís 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Garrold (4839) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2014
Cask at Hoste Arms, Burnham Market, Norfolk. 8th July. Difficult to rate a beer that wasnít fit to be served, but still, what do you want for the best part of 4 quid...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (13780) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (4766) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2014 Bottle from M&S. Clear dark brown with small off-white head. Very spicy up front, some dried fruits, caramel, citrus, some weird candy sweetness, like the candy with many herbs in it. Medium bodied and bit light carbonation. Quite interesting stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shot (497) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle conditioned. Pours reddish brown with a huge head that dissipates to a half inch. Good lacing. Lots of malt in the aroma. Some caramel; dried fruit. Flavors are caramel malt and stone fruit. Slight hop bite with a bit of bitter citrus. Light, peppery mouthfeel. Nice balance between maltiness and dryness. At 4.5% ABV, definitely a session beer. Not bad. This seems to be a typical English bitter. Well done.

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