Friday, 21 August 2015

Beer of the Week Norfolk Craft Beer Review: Wherry from Woodforde's

Welcome to Norwich. I am even-star and this is a special week of The Beer in Review featuring Norwich and Norfolk beers. Today is Friday which means it is time for BEER. OF THE. WEEK: Wherry from Woodforde's of the most fantastically named Woodbastwick (Norfolk, obviously).

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Yes folks it was a brilliant 36 hours in Norwich and I had a LOAD of Norwich and Norfolk beers to review as well as craft beers from lots of other places being served in great Norwich pubs.

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Of course beer of the week had to be a Norfolk beer and regardless of where any of the beer came from over the weekend there really was no contest. It was the only beer all weekend where I took one sip and proclaimed out loud: Ohhh! that's really nice!

So many breweries proclaim their beer's credential on the pump clip and I am so often disappointed (like with Golden Jackal the other day) but Wherry deserves its title. It is a lovely beer and I can't believe I've not had it before. Norfolk aint that far away but the only other Woodforde's beer I've had was Once Bittern.

Wherry was light gold in colour and slightly cloudy. It was fragrantly hoppy and freshly citrus. Pink grapefruit and green lemon thyme gave it such a well balanced bitterness with bright tingly flavours that I must concede it is indeed a champion beer.

If you are curious about the name, a wherry is a kind of sail bearing river/canal boat that is common in flat canal country of the Norfolk Broads and is a predominant feature in Woodforde's branding.

The Beer in Review is a blog about beer. Mostly British beer because that is where I live. I post a review every week day. Make sure you check in on Friday which is when I reveal BEER. OF THE. WEEK! You can contact me with comments and questions on twitter or facebook.