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

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unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
joe19612 (1937) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2013
Cask at Rose and Thistle Frimley Green, Pours a mid brown colour malty aroma, the taste is very bitter with maly with a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
niquillis (1220) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2013
On cask at Black Lion, Consall Forge. Pours amber with white head. Quite a malty smoke finish to this fruity ale. Very quaffable.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pizd (433) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2013
(Cask): Clear golden colour with a small white head. Citrus aroma with hints of sweet fruit and malt. Caramel, biscuit and malt base with some lemon and grapefruit notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (11900) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2013
Cask at th Black Lion - London. Poura clear, yellow-gold with a moderate, frothy white head. Nose carries a bit of lemon and tangerine, some doughy white bred. Light to medium sweet flavor with more doughy white bread malts, minimal bitterness, some hay, lemon rind. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Quite good condition. Sweet, simple and malty finish, white bread, mellow dough, hay. Basic but does tick the boxes.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jd543 (405) - SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2013
Golden colour. Not a huge amount of aroma, taste is grapefruity. Very average beer. Not one I’d especially want to have again.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tampierre (861) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 13, 2013
Cask ; Devon ; UK ; Cereal,citrus and floral aroma ; Golden color with smaller head ; Medium sweet and bitter taste ; Lighter body ; Some bitter finish ; Pretty good.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AWS9 (507) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2013
Cask. Simple pale brown pour with alright head. Rather plain malt aroma, hints of citrusy fruit. Mild finish. Very drinkable, but not memorable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogbomb (969) - ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2013
Cask. Quite light straw yellow ale with a decent white head. Malt heavy nose with a bit of lemon hop. Much happier in taste - really heavy tastes of lemon, peach, grape with a warming sweet malt. Finish is warm and welcome.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2013
Cask,hand pulled at Rocklands Club,Redditch Worcesterhire.Hazy golden pour with a good white head.Biscuit,malt and a light fruit aroma.Caramel in the taste with citrus and also a background biscuity taste.Pleasant and easy drinking ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6526) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms, Bristol, November 2012. Amber with a tight white head. A sweet and bready malt bitter, with touch of citrus and moderately bitter finish. Competent but dull.


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