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

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RATINGS: 61   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2007
Cask @ Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. Unclear yellow orange color with a small fizzy fair lacing mostly diminishing off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, fruity, moderate hoppy flowers, citrus / lemon. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a average to long duration, leading to a light bitter finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.3
   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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29207) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2007
Cask at GBBF 2006. An orange beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet hoppy and fruity, while the flavor is sweet malty with strong notes of fruit, leading to a lightly bitter end.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19308) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2006 [Cask at GBBF] Clear golden. Tangerine aroma. Medium sweet and medium bodied with soft mouthfeel. Dominated by fresh tangerine, although solid bready malt plays a significant part. medium bitterness. Good stuff!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (16537) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2006
Cask @ GBBF 2006. Clear golden colour with a white head. Fruity hoppy aroma. Fruity malty flavor with hints of grapefruit. Long hoppy bitter citrus aftertaste.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2011
Cask at Cockney Pub, Århus
Cloudy yellow color, without head, but with a few stable bubbles in the glass. The aroma in the beginning seems hoppy and citrusy, but it later reveals an unpleasant sourness. Light malt flavor and very strong bitterness; too much yeast; even salty. It’s extra hopped but the result, instead of an aromatic Golden Ale, is a disturbingly bitter Ale, with a very harsh final. Really not pleasant to drink.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
cgarvieuk (14174) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2007
a pale golden coloured ale, light hop, with a bitter hop fruit and a bitter linger .

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
saxo (13851) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2010
Cask at Cockney pub, Århus. Medium head with medium duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are grass, malt and hops.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (13802) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2007
Cask Charlie’s pub, CPH: Clear gold with no head. Fruity hoppy floral and a sour edge that dominates the flavor. Watery body. Dry end!

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (13564) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2006
Cask at GBBF 06. Golden with lasting beige head. Yeasty, hoppy, bit of farmyard. Soft in mouth, some leafy citrus hops on end. Weird and vaguely unpleasant.


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