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


on tap

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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Cask: Seasonal - Autumn. Included in 2011 JDW Autumn Beer Festival. Bottle: Unfiltered.
Originally brewed 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 12/20
nilsas (1289) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2013
En flaske med mye smell, stort trykk da korken smalt, men ikke noe bruste over. Sursøt duft med en anelse sitron. Fin gyllen farge. Mye skum som sakte forsvinner. litt syrlig smak med en anelse søt frukt smak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (10675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2013
Cask at Sir John Oldcastle, JDW - London. Pretty average offering overall, but not bad for a Spoonies. Sweet pale malts pervade with notes of citrus and berries. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with some grapes and bready pale malts. Simple, tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foffern (1183) - Bodø, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle at home. Has a clear amber colour and medium, off-white head. Fruity aroma with dried apricot, spices, bread and some citrus. More hops in the flavour along with some paint thinner. Slick and smooth mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A decent bitter but there’s something strange in there that reminds of glue.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pringao_Toribi (234) - Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 2, 2013
A bitter without bite, nor bitterness in the end. There are way better bitters. Avoid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike_77 (3027) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2013
Clear blond colour. Citrus aroma. Plain and quite weak flavour. There’s a bit of fruity hops and a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (2799) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 1, 2013
Cask by handpump at Counting House, Glasgow (31 Oct 2013) - clear deep golden, thin bubbly off-white head, weak citrus aroma, poor lacing, grapefruit, malty aroma, oily feel, easy to drink

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (1497) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2013
Cask at Wetherspoons, Finchley Rd, London. Spicy cinnamon biscuit aroma, with a zesty bitterness combined with an interesting maltiness that livens the back of the palette.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8081) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2013
Cask at the William Webb Ellis, Twickenham, 26/10/13. Very lightly hazed golden with a thin off white covering. Nose is orchard fruits, bready malt notes, caramel, straw, light sugars. Taste comprises summer fruits, peach notes, toasted malt, caramel wafer. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, bitter sweet finale. Ok stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (2847) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2013
Cask at Harrington jdw. Aroma is sweet berry, orange surbert. . flavour is zingy berry hop. Hedgerow. Light amber colour, no head. Quite sweet pez sweets. Decent enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2075) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 24, 2013
Cask @ Sheaf Island, Sheffield [181013]
Golden, clear, dense white head, good lacing
Aroma - Soft citrus zest, a bit mineraly
Taste of zesty hops, some bitter minerals, touch of yeast, sweet pale malts
Palate - Medium body, quite oily. Finish has some bitter zest, again a bit mineraly
Overall - Reasonable beer, but i’m not a fan of that mineraly tinge

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