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


on tap


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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (23513) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2004 Sampled cask conditioned at Akkurat, Stockholm.
Copper colour. Hay, licorice and Hook Norton's signatory deep malt character, that's the most prominent features of this beer. Woody and lighlty salty with balanced bitterness. Another winner by these guys...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2006
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Bright gold-amber with a small head. Fruity aroma and a beautiful pear-like taste, sweet and spicy. Plenty of malt. Mid to low bitterness. Delightful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (12081) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2012
Bottle, bought @ LIVA, Kolding.
Pours clear copper(!) with a firm, staying, creamy, off-white head. Nice duration. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, softly grassy. Medium carbonation, fine frothy creamy and rather dry mouthfeel. Flavour is elegantly and pleasantly malty, caramel, toasted, a weak but good butterscotch note. Nicely bitter floral, piney and light earthy bitter finish. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen1 (4816) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (34362) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 3, 2004
[Cask at Cockney Pub, Århus] A sweet aroma of oranges. The color is amber and it has no head. The flavor is sweet caramel with notes of oranges and a good bitter end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2004
Cask Conditioned, Pear Tree, Hook Norton, Oxfordshire. Malty, perhaps some fruit aswell. A good stronger ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 3, 2004
Cask Conditioned
Copper color. Nice grassy and hop/caramel aroma. Good caramel flavor, with a residual sweetness in the end; a touch of aniseed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2011 1) Cask handpull at The Pear Tree, Hook Norton and The Reindeer, Banbury. Same biscuit and honey malt fullness as the Old Hooky; hints of pear and apple but with an added dimension of beansprout, walnut, chocolate and earth lurking beneath. Full, complex, hugely drinkable... Leafy citrus hints as from the Willamette I’ve been nibbling of late, especially on the burp. Drawn-out, nutty malt afters. Easy drinking and layered with malt and fruit depth. Tasty. 2) Bottle. Good looking beer with a huge tufted and head and bags of condition. Aroma mouldering pink/red apple and warm polythene; flavour discreetly heady with orange peel and fruit loaf notes and a lightly roasted, nut-hinting finish. Grew on me. 646414.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyobon (1300) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2009
Draught at JDW. Hazy golden brown with loose persistent head. Little aroma: malty with a hint of biscuits. Light body and carbpnation. Malty flavour with other with complex notes including chalky. Nice easy drinking beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4986) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2011
Bottle. Clear golden and slightly orange. Big head that took time to dissipate.Slightly spicy with a bitter aftertaste,Left lots of lacing. Rather nice.

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