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


on tap

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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (6205) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2013
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Kvadrat. Pours clear golden with a tiny white head. Weak citrus and caramel aroma. Taste is medium sweet, caramel with a soft floral hop addition, very weak bitter towards the end. Easy forgotten.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Holmen1 (3297) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2013
Fra cask på Charlie’s, nov-12: Bronsefarget, litt uklar. Fruktig aroma. Rund, medium munnfylde med litt maltsødme (karamell) og tørt gress. Passe bitter og perfekt temperert.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Geokkjer (6401) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours golden with a big off-white head. Aroma of vegetables, fruitiness, some herbal notes and malt. Flavor is sweet and malty with some vegetables. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (14935) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle. A fluffy, dense, off-white head sits on top of a clear, golden body. The aroma has a note of cooked vegetables, as well as caramel maltyness and some dried fruits. The flavor is rather mellow, but boring. Caramel maltyness, some dried fruits, and a little bitterness. Full body, quite dry, and pleasantly carbonated. Lasting finish. Nothing impressive going on here, but it’s a decent beer anyway. 130119

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Meilby (9000) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear deep golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, grass and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThirstyBird (2021) - 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 (20759) - 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 (5619) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - 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 (3949) - 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 (7386) - 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

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