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Hook Norton Copper Ale

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

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask and Bottled Conditioned.
A premium dark red beer, based on the recipe used for the 150th celebration brew. Copper has a strong dry palate with an unusual ’old fasioned’ aftertaste. Copper is brewed with Maris Otter malt, flavoured with proportions of aromatic and brown malt, creating a highly distinctive character. Fuggles, challenger and Goldings whole hops are used, and the beer is both late hopped in the copper and dry hopped in the cask.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (5102) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 9, 2014
500 ml bottle conditioned, from Voldby Købmandsgaard. ABV is 5.0%. Moderately gushing bottle. Copper colour, large to moderate off-white head. Earthy, woody and spicy aroma, also hints of blackcurrants. Fizzy mouthfeel. The flavour is quite dry, again with earthy and woody notes, and a spicy and hoppy medium bitter finish. Would buy again, and drink it fresher.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MF666 (253) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 10, 2013
En halvsløj omgang, flot at se på men kedelig. Malt, gær smag...... ................. Free Føroyar!!!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen1 (2467) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2012
Flaske på The Globe i København: nydelig kobberfarge og tett, fint skum som varer. Deilig aroma av portvin og bringebær. Herlig, fyldig smak av bær og plommer/svisker og litt krydder i ettersmaken. Masse godsmak med bare 5%! Flaskemodnet, og det kjennes. Lekker.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (5957) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle @ Voldby Ølmesse. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, sweet fruit, peach, grass. Flavor is malt, sweet fruity, grassy hops. Medium body, soft carbonation, light bitter finish. 250812

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8711) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2012
Bottled 07/07/12. More amber coloured than copper with a rocky white head and copious lace as it poured extremely aggressively. Yeasty and fruity. Notes of candy sugar. A decent body. Sweet fruits in the mouth. May not be entirely as intended but it’s quite tasty.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zita (4622) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2012
light frech watery aroma,orange, clear, light brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, dry finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hansen (6598) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2012
Light brown coloured and clear. Has a white head, fully lasting, looks good. Faint aroma, malt and caramel, perhaps faint grain too. Moderate sweet flavor. Dry texture.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10530) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2012
Bottle.Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Some caramellic notes. Average moderate bitter finish.Creamy palate.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (13702) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2012
Cask conditioned at Reading BF 2012. Bottle actually. Orange copper colour with lasting cream head. Spritzy bottle some toffee butter. Some hop. mostly a buttery toffee beer. Ok

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brugmanneke (278) - GERMANY - FEB 16, 2012
(50 cl bottle, bottle conditioned) Reddish brown color, slightly off-white head. Nutty, malty aroma with a touch of spices (a hint of lavender, maybe, and spruce) as well as spicy hops. Quite bitter taste, dry palate. Long and astringent finish. Good!


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