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 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThirstyBird (1542) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - DEC 24, 2012
Thanks Gabriel for the bottle!! A Christmas Eve treat. Pours clear light amber with a lofty head that slowly falls. Smell is tart fruity hops somewhat floral. The taste is similar with tart fruitiness, it is floral with a malt backbone. It ends tart, dry and mildly bitter. The body is thicker than I would have expected...almost medium, The carbonation is very nice, crisp though not overboard. Overall a nice English IPA

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (19327) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2012
Cask at Black Sheep, Dublin. Hazy bronze colour. Fruity nose. Sweetish with solid rounded mouthfeel and medium body. Malty with some caramel and hay. Slight but growing bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4258) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2012
Cask at Charlie's Bar, Copenhagen. Pours clear amber with a broken whit head. The aroma is malty and dry. The flavour is smooth but bitter with some malt and caramel on the palate. Served nice and warm to preserve the flavour. A nice and very drinkable ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
olsvammel (3033) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
Sample at SBWF 2012. Fruity and sweet smell with flowers and ripe fruit. Flowery taste and soapy mouthfeel. Nice smell, but Im not to fond of the taste and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (5865) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle @ Voldby Ølmesse. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, berries, fruity hops, apples. Flavor is malt, green apples, fruity hops, berries. Medium body, soft carbonation, bitter finish. 250812

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yves (2202) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - AUG 1, 2012
Clear amber coloured beer with small whtie head and no carbonation. Hopped floral aroma. Medium palate. Finish is rather bitter dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5348) - ITALY - JUL 21, 2012
arancio buona schiuma piuttosto persistente fruttata leggero agrumato abbastanza citrica corpo medio discreta secchezza discreto amaro

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 10, 2012
As Flagship IPA. Draught @ a bar in London. Darker amber to almost brown coloured beer with no carbonation and a small white head. Sweet bitter and hoppy hinted aroma. Medium palate. Finish is again sweet bitter hoppy hinted with some malty touches. Medium.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (3645) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2012
The pint I had was taken at the Wetherspoons in Bewdley: really enjoyed it, sweet hops? A good golden hue with a heavy white topping which gave some impressive lacing on the UK pint sleeve the beer was hand pulled into. Another fine beer from Hook Norton.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerViking (2441) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2012
Cask at the Penderels Oak, dark brown with a lacy head, malt nose, oaky bitter body, astringent woody finish.

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