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Hook Norton Cotswold Lion (Bottle)

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


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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The Cotswolds Conservation Board is celebrating 40 years of protected status for the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). And Hook Norton has joined in the celebrations with a new brew Cotswold Lion, at 4.2 per cent ABV, to mark the occasion, and 5p from every pint sold is being donated to the Cotswolds Conservation Board. The beer is a pale, fruity ale, brewed with Maris Otter malt and hopped with Fuggles. Brewer James Clarke said: “This is the first time we have brewed a single varietal beer.” Over the past four decades AONB designation has meant that the Cotswolds has been conserved and enhanced and that any change has, where possible, been in keeping with the distinctive nature of the area. HRH, The Prince of Wales who lives in the AONB has praised the work that has been done to conserve the Cotswolds over the past four decades and has said that he hopes that the Cotswolds Conservation Board will continue its work for countless years to come.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (709) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2014
500ml bottle from local supermarket. 4.4% ABV: badged as Lion, Pride of the Cotswolds. Golden beer with a strong white head. The aroma is very floral, and the flavour is smooth mildly hopped. Overall a very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (3772) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
500ml Bottle, 4.4% ABV: badged as LION, Pride of the Cotswolds, Premium Pale Ale. BBD 19th Nov 2014. Drank on 23rd April 2014 (St Georges Day). Poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard. Clear light amber to bronze body with a huge foaming head of white bubbles. Semi-sweet fruity and floral aroma and taste. Slightly more maltiness than bittering hops. I liked it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2011
A rating from an old notebook. Bottle. Golden with a thin head. Sweet malt and slightly metallic aroma. Bready malt, little hop aroma but a reasonably bitter finish. Average for a bottled bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (20330) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 31, 2011
Bottled@The 2nd ES/CS Beer Tasting. (thanks JP). Yellowish golden colour, small white head. Aroma is citrus fruits, grass, mild dough as well as some sweet maltyness. Flavour is grassy, fruity, bready and also has some mild nectary and herbal notes. Rather watery palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer4000 (4476) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2009
Bottled at Horsens Beerfestival. Pale golden with a small white head. Quite strong aroma of citrus. Flavor is refreshing fruity and hoppy with a dry, bitter finish. A really nice bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1407) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 1, 2008
Appearance: Golden, little bit of white head. Aroma: Bit of flowers and hops. Herbs. Taste: Quite hoppy again. Some malt. Too bitter aftertaste. Info: 500ml bottle, 6/10-2007

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2008
Clear golden with medium off white head. Sweet and hoppy aroma with caramel notes. Flavor likewise with grapefruit notes. Ends bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours almost clear and golden yellow with a lacing white head. Light citrus and pineapple fruity aroma. Flavour is dry hoppy with a mild fruity hops note. Light fruity finish with a growing bitterness. Nice dry and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grovlam (4154) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2008
Bottle. [Courtesy of yespr, thanks buddy] Average fizzy white head that mostly diminished. Fair display of lacework. Clear golden colour. Aroma of mild grass, caramel, grain, ash, floral. Medium bodied with an average carbonation and mild dry texture. Moderated bitter flavour and light sweet. Dry and bitter floral finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skinnyviking (7062) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2008
Bottle. High fluffy white and long lasting head leaving some nice curtains on the glass. Clear light yellow body. Sweet and weak barley malt aroma. Thin and relatively watery flavor but yet with a rather bitter aftertaste. Low carbonation, long aftertaste.

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