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


on tap

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Cask: Seasonal - May & June (Originally a Special in 2006 under the name Cotswold Lion).
Pride of the Cotswolds.
The beer is a pale fruity ale, with a citrus lime aroma, and hopped only with Fuggles. After a successful launch in 2006, Lion is back for a seasonal slot. It is the first single hop varietal beer to be brewed by Hook Norton Brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tampierre (775) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AWS9 (473) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogbomb (939) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6200) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Finn (4134) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
Penderels Oak, Holborn 1 Nov 12. JDW Festivaløl. Gyldenbrun. Litt uklar. Nesten ikke skum. Aroma av trær & frukt. Smaken litt tørr med hint av svisker. Litt syrlig etter hvert.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (3721) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2012
Healthy classic style bitter with a golden and good texture to it maintaining its head. Light bitter taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (7963) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2012
One-third pint, cask at Penderels Oak, High Holborn. Crystal clear golden-brown body, Naked surface. Modest malt-fruity smell. Well blended flavour of malts and fruits with notes of resin, lemon and grainy malts. Rounded bittersweet ending. True to the style (JDWs real-ale festival, Greater London 01.11.2012).

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tombyars (1352) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2012
Tasted this in Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in November 2012. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear pale amber in colour with a thin white head. Warm yeasty dough in the very brief aroma that is hardly there. Thin and slightly resinous mouthfeel verging on watery. Good lacing. Pale malt gives a a very weak digestive biscuit malt that struggles to raise itself above the parapet. There is a faint citric note of grapefruit peel which is very tired and dilute. Wheaty, dry cereal flavour is present in the resiny aftertaste but that too fades fast. A dry bitter finish with a distinct metallic tang right at the very end. Lacking in depth and complexity and would not be on this for a session. It is a poor effort on a Golden Ale, just one to tick off and move on really.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2012
From cask at The Counting House. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small off white head. Aroma is toasted malty and light fruity. Mild breadish, sweet, caramelish and berry fruity. Bitter and toasted malty finish.

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