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Hook Norton Lion (Cask)

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


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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Cask; Regular. Originally a Special in 2006 under the name Cotswold Lion. Then became a may / June seasonal. Now regular.

Pride of the Cotswolds.
A perfectly balanced bronze beer, full of fruit flavours and aromas. Complex yet refreshing, Lion has a long, bittersweet finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reesamania (1) - Bicester, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015 does not count
Lovely colour and aroma. Very refreshing. A very highly rated bronze. I have had this both cask at the brewery (superb) and bottled (just as good, if a little fizzy!)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Don2711 (175) - - JAN 8, 2015
Nice bronze appearance. Aroma malty. Taste fruity and bitter. Okay on palate. Overall just doesn?t do it for me. Doesn?t seen to come together right. Average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JorgeLee (1314) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2014
Cask in the Windsor Castle W8. A rather bland and boring bitter, neither strongly flavoured nor subtle and teasing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mighty_meadow (286) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2014
On tap at the Auld Brig (JDW) in Irvine. Lots of orange flavour going on, quite bitter at times but with a degree of sweetness that should balance things quite well, however, the pint I had was quite astringent and made this almost undrinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (2399) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2014
Cask at the Falcon Clapham. Pump clip is a fake brass lion head rather than the clip pictured. Light orange, still and clear, small layer of bubbles. Aroma is light, slightly sour and yeasty, touch of musty feet. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is thin, sweet caramel with some washing up liquid, floral with some astringency, nice level of bitterness. Some nice characteristics and some dodgy, but good overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
witthatsbier (324) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
light copper coloured with white head Aroma light grain with a bit of fruit taste sweetish mild bitter little finish ok but the poorest beer from hook norton ive evertssted

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (4373) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2014
Cask at the liberty bonds spoons tower bridge. Orange / light amber coloured pour with a halo of loose white head. Aroma is toffee, nutty malts, toffee apple. Flavour is composed of nutty, light spice, toffee apple, cinnamon. Medium carbonation and semi sweet on the palate. Middle of the road bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
The Etruscan (554) - Tuscany, ITALY - AUG 21, 2014
Off white head. Amber colour. Aroma is moderately malty with light hoppy and fruity (peach). Flavor is malty too with fruity (plumes) and light caramel tones, ending in a moderately hoppy and gently caramelly and nutty finish. Light to medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (2552) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
Cask@the longhorn, walsall. Amber beer with tight medium head. Aroma of malts. Taste is malty, digestive biscuit and a little fruit. Ok beer just a lottle dull.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1603) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 12, 2014
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

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