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Hook Norton 303AD (Bottle)

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Brewed by Hook Norton
Style: Bitter
Banbury, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Originally brewed as Generation to celebrate the birth of the sixth generation of the founder of the company. Name changed to 303AD in Spring 2005 to celebrate St George, patron saint of England, who died in 303AD.
"A pale dry bitter, predominantly hoppy with hints of citrus and ginger. Brewed with proportions of Amber Malt, it is our only beer to use dwarf hop variety First Gold."


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Charlieboy (57) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2011
Tried on St George’s day. Excellent beer from Hook Norton, bitter refreshing and tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 18, 2009
Bottle (in NZ). A slight haze, but a very nice golden amber pour. A white head that didn’t hang around. The aroma didn’t pack much, but the palate is full juicy malt, with a good hop bitterness and a touch of citrus coming over the top of that. This is my type of beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
liinis (1534) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2008
0.5 l bottle. 4 months past best before date. hazy orange-copper,thin white head. aroma doesn’t please me much, but the flavor all the contrary. syropy sweet fresh flavor. Double the freshness in flavor. but the bitterness is damn good in this beer. malty after taste, ginger I found after I read the description. Buttery eukalyptus in mouth in the end.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1359) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 1, 2008
Appearance: Dark amber, nice amount of white head. Aroma: Not much, some malt and hops. Taste: Quite hoppy, dry. Some malt. Bitter aftertaste. Info: 500ml bottle, 4/10-2007

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10121) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2007
A nice amber color and a moderate head. The aroma is has notes of aroma hops and malt, the flavour is full. I sense roasted malt, caramel, fruit and quite a bit of citrus towards the end, with a tendency to get a bit to grapefruit like. It’s a nice and fresh beer with good points.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dezzilu (226) - Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2007
A nice looking golden brown color with a finger width of filmy white head that stuck with the glass until the last swallow. The aroma was distinctly hoppy, but not much less to say: very ho-hum. In the mouth I did notice the bubbly texture, but I was overwhelmed by the bitterness that dwarfed any other flavor. The finish washed down smoothly, but the bitterness of the aftertaste lingered on the palette too long for my preference. Someone who was more into this style of beer would probably be ga-ga over this Hook Norton offering, but for me this was just overly one-dimensional.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2007
Nice hoppy exuberence but a bit one sided as far as flavorings. It does almost have a malty cigar-like backdrop to it. The texture could be a bit more refined. The flavor could be a more balanced out as well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (4755) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2007
Bottle. Deep golden with a creamy offwhite head. Fruity hop aroma and hints of toffee. Toffee and raisins flavours, challenged by refreshing citrus. Good bitterness. Medium body. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2007
Pours medium brown with a copper tinge. Notse has spicy hints with citrus and a maltiness. Head is heavy and bold. Taste is very dry with the malt and the hop working well off one another. Perhaps a bit dry for my tastes but certainly well made. solid.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (8995) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 5, 2007
500ml bottle. Rich bronze colour, thin head. Sweet and hoppy aroma, fairly beery. Rather fizzy in the mouth, so quite harsh. Very dark hoppy taste, slightly gingery and something that reminds me of malt vinegar and salt on thick-cut English chippy chips. Very long bitter finish, really coats the tongue. Possibly a bit of a one-trick pony with the strong hops.


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