Woodforde’s Real Ales
As well as using water from their own spring, Woodforde’s use only the finest local ingredients including Norfolk-grown barley, malted in Norfolk by Simpson’s Malt and Crisp Malts. This enables them to produce beers of the finest quality, distinctive in character, with a devoted following.
Description: Fresh and zesty with crisp floral flavours. A background of sweet malt and a hoppy ‘grapefruit’ bitter finish characterises this champion bitter.
Awards: Wherry- Supreme Champion Beer of Britain (Bronze) 2005 & Supreme Champion Beer of Britain (Gold) 1996 + numerous Champion Bitter of Britain awards.
Description: Subtle golden beer – pale in colour and light on the palate with the distinctive hoppy Woodforde’s finish. Deliciously golden and refreshing.
Style: Special Bitter
Description: Rich and floral aromas, sweet Norfolk malts and a burst of ‘citrus’ hops embody this mouth-watering premium beer.
Awards: Nelson’s Revenge – Brewing Industry International Awards Cask-conditioned Best Bitter (Silver) 2005 & Champion Best Bitter of Britain (Bronze) 2004.
Style: Strong Ale
Description: Solid and generous sweet fruit flavour create a complex and satisfying dark chestnut coloured beer. Wonderfully, and dangerously, drinkable.
Once Bittern Bitter
Description: A copper-coloured ale with a distinctive aroma of rich spice and citrus fruit. Hints of sweet malt and fruit with a dry finish.
Description: Gentle, delicate sweet roasted malts combined with a low hopping rate make this traditional East Anglian Mild an ideal appetiser.
Awards: Mardler’s – Champion Mild Ale of Britain – 1993
Style: Old Ale
Description: Smooth, rich and rounded ‘Old Ale’ with a velvety texture and hints of chocolate, treacle and liquorice
Awards: Norfolk Nog – Supreme Champion Beer of Britain (Gold) 1992 & Supreme Champion Winter Beer of Britain (Silver) 1999 & Champion Old Ale of Britain (Bronze) 2003.
Style: Golden barley wine
Description: Pale but strong and full-bodied. Carries an intricate combination of plums and damsons countered by an abundance of ‘citrus’ hopping.
Awards: Headcracker – Supreme Champion Winter Beer of Britain (Bronze) 2005 & Supreme Champion Beer of Britain (Highly Commended) 1994 & 1993 & numerous Champion Barley Wine of Britain awards.
Look out for our seasonal ales and specially brewed beers. Each year we brew special ales such as Tinsel Toes at Christmas time, a deliciously dark bitter with hints of Christmas pudding in the flavour. Or if there is a important sporting event, such as the forthcoming World Cup, one-off brews like Game On.