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


on tap

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RATINGS: 113   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bart (2940) - 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 (3727) - 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 (2466) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brandman (2076) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 10, 2012
Dark golden body, white head. Aroma of toasty malt, light caramel. Hopa aroma is a bit unpleasant. Semihigh bitterness, medcinal hop flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wimpyjoe (3862) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2012
IPA with good all-round character with great fruity flavours and sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (15068) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2011
5th October 2011
Liberty Bounds Spoons. Light haze on this amber beer. Residual suddy white head. Dry palate, mild carbonation. A little unsweet honey. Bitterish hops. Mild citrus. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11183) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2011
Bottle, bought @ LIVA, Kolding.
Clear orange amber with a firm, lovely, creamy, white head. Great duration. Aroma has nice grassy notes, floral freshness, a hint of grapefruit, light crisp malts. Slight biscuits. High carbonation, fairly dry and a bit light mouthfeel. Flavour is fine, a bit grainy and not too crisp maltiness. Fair floral hoppiness with notes of grapfruit and pine. Good, lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (6784) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2011
500 ml bottle. From Woodstock, England. Courtesy of Brandman.
Slightly cloudy deep golden colour with small white head. Sweetish fruity aroma with some malty notes. Flavour is quite bitter hoppy. Fruit, mild alcohol and some sweetish malt. The bitterness turns slightly unpleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thunder_head1 (79) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2011
Pours a bright golden colour with a white fluffy two finger head. The aroma has mainly hints of peach and a little bit of citrus and the taste is fairly fruity with a smooth finish one of hook nortons best beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (8853) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - NOV 1, 2011
Cask at the Golden Gallion, Seaford Bridge: Deep golden, not completely clear, fluffy white head with a little lace, medical hoppy and bisquity-fruity nose, the band-aid dominates; moderate to solid sweet-bitter flavour, medium to full bodied; lingering hoppy finish with a balancing bisquity sweetness. Not the nicest aroma, but all in all a solid and good brew....

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