Shot (497) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Christos (5364) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
allmyvinyl (10165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 10, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
BeerandBlues2 (12760) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 30, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Mr_Pink_152 (4490) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
kermis (12398) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
deanso (9846) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - MAR 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2014 50cl bottle from Marks and Spencer the Hague.
Thin white head. Clear amber pour. Low carbonation. Subtle bitterness.
Borresteijn (6712) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
john44 (2922) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.