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


on tap


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 2.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask, Special;
This new copper-coloured beer has been brewed especially for this Wetherspoon real-ale festival and is a well-balanced bitter, with an inviting aroma of tropical fruit and a complex palate of rich fruit, malt and spice. Hops used: Goldings, Kohatu, Savinjski Goldings

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jonb5 (520) - Greater London, - OCT 30, 2012
Pint from JDW real ale festival. Copper colour, slight haze, one finger head which it held well. Very hoppy aroma, particulary Goldings. Tasted a bit watery, notes of citrus fruit, slightly bittersweet, bitter finish. Thin texture, had a slightly coarse edge, minimal carbonation. Overall looked good, aroma promised much but didnt quite deliver.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
john44 (1344) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2017
Cask Half Pint JDW Fest Autumn 2012 - Copper-Gold in colour. Malty; toasty malts, caramel. Fruity; light citrusy fruity. Hoppy; light hop bitterness. Sweet malty throughout. Easy drinking. (2012-11-03)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 8 Nov 2012. Poured a slightly hazy copper, with a dense white head. Aroma of flat malt, caramel and light tropical fruits. Fairly lacking in flavour; a little grassy hop, toffee and toasted malt. Finish was funky, with cooked fruit and mild acidity. Not in great condition.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilkTork (5602) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
Oct, 2012. JDW, Rochester. Pale and juicy. Biscuit malt with a light citric jam. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (5070) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2014
Cask by hand-pump at The Royal Scot, Glasgow - clear amber brown, thin cream head, resinous, malty, grain aroma, sweet caramel, toffee, oily feel, good carbonation, prolonged malty aftertaste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (2576) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
Cask at the Philharmonic, Liverpool. Copper and clear with a thin loose beige head. Very muted aroma of malt, raisins, biscuit. Deep fruity bitter initial taste with sweetness taking over quite quickly. Medium body. Abrupt finish. A beer that delivers well enough but doesnt inspire. I cant imagine wanting another one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GuideDogSaint (1216) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 4, 2014
Cask at the Prince of Wales Feathers, Warren Street. Pours mid brown with a white head. Aroma malt, caramel and a hint of citrus. A little sweet on the palate. Maybe a little past its best.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (17944) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Cask at the Feathers, 25/07/14. Lightly hazed brown, beige head. Nose is a little musty, orchard wood, apple skin, rather dull. Taste comprises light caramel, musty, green apple, orange marmalade, bready malt pangs. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Classic boring brown bitter!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrTipple (3923) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Aroma: light bread malts, light caramel. Appearance: clear dark gold, no head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: bitters continue, very light malty notes, not much else. Overall: sun-standard Bitter, too bland on aroma and palate. Pint at Hornimans at Hays, London Bridge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9808) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Cask at The Scarborough Arms, Leeds. Pours clear dark amber, thick creamy head. Aromas of toffee, light citrus. Taste is light sweet, more citrus bitterness. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (5896) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 23, 2014
On cask at the Haymarket. Appearance - dark amber to chestnut. Nice fluffy head. Nose - sweet malt with a fresh note that is somewhere between citrus and orchard. Taste - more apples plus sweet malt and just a touch of citrus again. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long elegant finish. Overall - really enjoyed this. Beer of the day.

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