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 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christos (5364) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle 500 ml at home, as M&S Norfolk Bitter, poured into a big Guinness glass, ABV 4.5% Amber coloured, clean body with lots of activity in it, big fluffy and thick tan head, with good retention. Minimal lacing on the glass. Aroma of iron, malts, very light caramel, hay, ripe dark fruits. Fruity taste, slight citrus, less metal than I expected thankfully, more caramel though, good bitterness on the finish and the aftertaste. Medium thin body, highly carbonated. Okay beer, ended uo being better than I expected from the aroma and the appearance, but still a mediocre one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (10165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 10, 2014
500ml bottle from M&S, as Norfolk Bitter. Pours hazy amber, might have been clearer if there weren’t a big yeast deposit around the neck. Must have been stored at a strange angle for some time. Big off-white head. Aroma is floral hops and toffee. Taste is sweet, very faint bitterness. Carbonation is a tad high. Creamy texture, medium body. Short finish. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (12760) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber with a medium, creamy off-white head, medium retention with spare lacing. Aroma is light toast and cookie malt, light earthy and woody hops. Flavor is medium earthy and woody hops and bitterness, lightly toasted malt and a dry finish. Medium to light body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4490) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
500ml bottle from Marks & Spencer, as Norfolk Bitter. Clear copper colour with white head. Aroma of hops, grain and caramel. Flavour is dry, with grain, caramel, and a hint of citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (12398) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to Deanso. Pours clear amber brown with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel, ripe dark fruit and light raisins. Flavor is light moderate sweet and bitter. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (9846) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - MAR 20, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2014 50cl bottle from Marks and Spencer the Hague. Thin white head. Clear amber pour. Low carbonation. Subtle bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Borresteijn (6712) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2014
50cl Bottle from M&S, as Norfolk Bitter. Clear copper colour, white head. Aroma of grain, toast, stale hops, caramel, peach, some citrus. Flavour is dry, grain and toast, hint of metal, caramel, hint of lemon, bitter light-hoppy finish. Light-bodied. Not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (2922) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2014
Cask Pint at Edward Rayne (JDW), Raynes Park, London in June 2013 - Deep Amber in colour. Very Fruity; citrus orange, sultanas. Malty; toasty malts, caramel. Hoppy; grassy hops. Smooth. Well balanced. Sweetish fruity malty throughout with a dry bitter hop finish. Decent.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle from Marks & Spencer under the name of Norfolk Bitter. Poured a hazy chestnut colour with a white head which dissipated very rapidly. Malt heavy aroma, with some sweet nuttiness and brown sugar with some grassy hop. Initial flavours of flat malt, bitter citrus and wet grass. Finish was mild resinous.

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