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


on tap

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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Swaroga (1813) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle. The beer has a flowery and honey aromas. It has also some esters like banana and pear. Moderately carbonated with lasting head. The beer is mild. It has a moderate bitterness but it’s lasting a long time. It’s also spicy with clove. The bitterness profile is herbal. The beer isn’t super bad but nothing exceptional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomat (2608) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2014
British tasting @ Haket Bar. Golden with a small white head. Fruity and hoppy tones. Fruit, malt and hops. Medium body with a nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fukito (919) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - OCT 19, 2014
Pours orange color with golden hues and a medium white head. Aroma is sezty orange mermelade with some earthy notes. Flavor is bittersweet hops with nutty malts flavorful but gentle, with a nice bittersweet aftertaste. Medium palate. Nice solid hoppy ESB/ English IPA

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
niquillis (1840) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
On cask at Brewery Tap, Shefford. Pours golden with fast diminishing head. Dry golden ale with not much going on. Boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (5019) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2014
500ml bottle. Minimally cloudy, orangey golden colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Slightly citrusy hoppy aroma has a lemon touch, hints of gooseberry, some apple, a cautious grassy touch. Taste is slightly fruity hoppy, notes of gooseberry, a touch of apple, pale malty background, subtle sweetness. Quaffable and quite refreshing, not overly intense, though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Moravius (866) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 7, 2014
Flasche von Töpper, Berlin-Moabit. - Orangegelb, fast klar. - In der Nase angenehm herb-fruchtig: Orangenschale, Honig, zartes Karamelmalz. - Im Antrunk enorm herb-fruchtiger englischer Hopfen: Orangenschale, Heu, deutlich bitter. Fruchtige Ale-Noten, ganz leichte Süße, aber nicht die störend breite Süße belgischer Ales. Karamel konnte ich bei dieser Hopfenattacke kaum feststellen. Mild rezent. Kräftig gehopfter Abgang mit Grapefruitschale und Gras. Langer, gut bitterer Nachtrunk. - Sehr angenehmes, trotz der beträchtlichen Bittere süffiges Bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (11059) - Hasborn, GERMANY - SEP 5, 2014
Bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit ordentlicher weißen Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht malzig, hopfig, Karamell. Geschmack leicht fruchtig, malzig, leichte Süße, Karamell, Honig, würzig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2014
Ok flagship beer but far too much sea spray. Insanely carbonation. Fine hops, slightly bitter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1840) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 29, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2014 Bona cervesa, és bastant aromatica i gustosa, tant en aroma com en gust està molt equilibrada. Buena cerveza, es bastante aromática y sabrosa, tanto en aroma como en sabor esta muy equilibrada.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (8776) - looking for a flat around Munich, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2014
(bottle conditioned) Hazy, golden colour with a medium-sized and slightly off-white foamy head. Juicy (cara-)malty aroma with notes of biscuits, backed by mildly citric and zesty hops. Mildly bitter and slightly sweet flavour, light to medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Slightly biscuity malty taste with hints of caramel, accompanied by grapefruity hops. Lingering into the quite rounded malty and hoppy finish. 19.IV.14

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