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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


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
minutemat (2006) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2013
Cask at The Fountain Inn, Gloucester. Lagery straw taste, very mild with faint glimpses of citrus hops. Not getting much else from this.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2309) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2013
Gravity dispense at the CPFC beer festival, 2013. Gold pour with a white head. Marmalade, citrus aroma. Soft fruit action. Flavours of... looks like something in cuneiform script- damn my scrawl! Apart from the mystery flavour it also has a splash of caramel and citrus in there. Fresh tasting. Not bad.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
joe19612 (2037) - 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 (1468) - 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 (13270) - 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 (415) - 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 (950) - 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 (526) - 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 (1005) - 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.


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