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Hook Norton Flagship (Cask & Bottle Conditioned)

Brewed by Hook Norton
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Hook Norton, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Cask: Seasonal - Autumn. Included in 2011 JDW Autumn Beer Festival. Bottle: Unfiltered.
India Pale Ale. Handcrafted in the Cotswold Hills since 1849
Originally brewed in 2005 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, Flagship is an India Pale Ale style of beer – strong in alcohol, and very hoppy. Admiral hops contribute to a full fruity mouth feel, and a sweet fruity aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hatzer (162) - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2016
Average everthing about it very average but cold and wet so serves its purpose in the end

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarcinG (483) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2016
Butelka 500ml. Bursztynowy kolor. Piana biala dosc obfita. Aromat cytrusow ananasa szyszek. W smaku podobnie . Lekkie nuty karmelowe. Niezle

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rauchbier (3808) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2016
Bottle conditioned, from Waitrose, Willerby. Amber gold, thin but lasting white head and gentle condition. Solid citrusy hop notes in the nose with grapefruit and hop resin blending with a muted caramel and malt sweetness, full bodied in the mouth with an initial tang of citrus quickly becoming dry and hop bitter, there is some muted background sweet caramel and burnt toffee notes but hops maintain their dominance and extend into the finish giving it a long dry hoppy bitterness tinged with a slight chalky yeastiness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerNinjaUK (317) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2016
500ml bottle from Waitrose. Pours slightly cloudy dark amber with thick and persistent cream head. Aroma of tangerine, resin and pepper. Fruity taste with some resin and slight oily mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dchad56 (369) - - MAR 26, 2016
Bottle - clear light amber, high carbonation and only small white head. Sweetffruity aroma. Initial ting on tongue and in mouth. Taste fruity but overly fizzy.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cool_Bond (2336) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2016
Malt and easy yeast aroma. The taste is sweet, fruity and watery. Okay bitterness that fills the mouth a weak moment. Cloudy and disgusting taste. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Holmen2 (2931) - NORWAY - NOV 1, 2015
Backlog. Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 25.93.13. Clear dark golden. Slightly rough bitterness in aroma. Sweet taste of marmalade, malt and oranges. Round mouthfeel. An ok ale, although a little on the sweet side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3912) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2015
Bottle from local supermarket, deep Amber colour with a fruity aroma. Generally sweet with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
canddw (100) - - JUN 18, 2015
Amber cloudy pint with full frothy head and soft carbonation. Light, savoury, berry, soapy nose. Savoury, Smokey, caramel, grass, earthy taste. light bitter grassy finish. Smooth, oily palate. Nice IPA.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamaty (1915) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 5, 2015
Ambar anaranjada con dos dedos de espuma. Agradable aroma frutal, floral, naranja. En boca francamente sabrosa, muy equilibrada. Amargor sí, pero contenido, poco para lo habitual del estilo. Predominante en todo caso, y muy agradable prolongando el aroma, pero a la vez balanceando con dulce malta. Cremosa y suave en el paladar. Me gusta.

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