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

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common

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (10967) - 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 (398) - 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 (795) - 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 (479) - 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 (943) - 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 (6275) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Finn (4167) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (3871) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (8044) - 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).


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