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

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled, Pasteurised;
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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31769) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2006
(Bottle 50 cl) Clear, golden with a small, white head. Lightly citric aroma. Medium body completely dominated by a very dry and rather bitter hoppiness. Fresh. 281006

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (21468) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2006
Bottle. Clear yellow coloured with a white head. Aroma of malts, hops and pine needles. Flavour of fruits, hops and pine needles.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (20902) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2008
Bottle at home ... Golden orange with big faom head ... light fruit hop ... very bitter ... very hoppy bit not lie an IIPA a different hop much more drying... quite lagery in tone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (14008) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2006
Bottled at Horsens Beerfestival. Clear, pale golden with a small white head. Quite hoppy aroma with grapefruit. The same goes for the flavor, but there’s pine there too. Medium body. Lacks balance in my opinion. (061028)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (13773) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2007
Bottle. Strange, perfumy hop aroma. The flavour has grass, hay, fruit notes from hops. Pleasant berry-like aftertaste. Thin mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11233) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2006
Pours pale golden yellow with a quite big white head that dissappears to a thin film rapidly. Aroma has lots of flowery hops and pine. Acceptable mouthfeel for the type and flavours of fruit, hops, flowers and a peppery finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (11186) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2006
Bottle at Horsens beerfestival. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, fruit. Flavour is hop, fruit, malt, alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10625) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2006
Bottled, pasteurised, 500ml. Light yellow gold with bubbly white head. Delicatle light biscuity malt base, quite dry throughout with a big sprinkling of lemony, dry, oily green hops. Long bitter finish with a good freshness. The pasteurisation is sympathetic and light. A very decent bottled beer.


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