This review is likely to be pretty short. Norman is pretty middle-of-the-road as far as Leeds Beer Quest is concerned. It’s taken us so long to get around to reviewing it partly because it’s only open Thursday through Saturday and partly because we’ve never been that excited about visiting.
They’ve got a handful of good beers (Flying Dog, Timmerman’s, Brooklyn and DHB on tap, plus Goose Island, Sierra Nevada and Duvel in bottles). Prices are pretty much what you expect on Call Lane (read: not great, but could be worse), and the atmosphere is just ho-hum.
It’s very safe to say that Norman’s target audience ain’t us. It’s a sleek club/meat market, complete with a VIP area inside and a velvet rope outside. They’re good at what they do, but it’s just not what we’re looking for.
We do, however, love the punnage of “Funk and Disorderly,” their Saturday club night. But as we can enjoy punnage from afar, that’s probably what we’ll be doing.