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


on tap


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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   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 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2008
Cask [ gravity ] at EBF 2008, Copenhagen, Denmark. Clear medium orange color with a small, virtually none head. Aroma is moderate malty, fruity, apple notes, moderate to light heavy hoppy, grass, orange. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [140908]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2008
From cask. With no head. Pours clear and golden orange with no lasting head. Mild hoppy fruity aroma. Flavour is mild fruity and slight bitter. Light hoppy into the finish. Mild fruity flavour. Goes into a light biter and yet persisting fruity finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34708) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2007
Cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. A hazy golden beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of peaches as well as hints of butter. The flavor is sweet and very malty combined with lighter notes of butter, toffee, diacethyl, and fruit, leading to a dry bitter finish. A bit too sweet - making it a bit cloying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (26209) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2010
Cask at Charlies. Clear amber coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity arooma of malts, caramel, grass and hops. Malty flavour of caramel, grass and hops. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2010
Cask. Orangeish golden colour, not much head. Aroma is fruits, wood, grass, herbs and some earthyness. Flavour is fruits, wood, grass, earth and some mild caramelly notes. Quite grassy and wooden finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2008
(Cask) Clear dark amber golden with absolutely no head. Aroma of nuts and fruit and caramel. Thin, watery and flat. Good malty feel, roasted malts and nuts. Rather subdued bitterness. 140908

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (23731) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (23393) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2008
Cask @ Charlies Bar, Copengahen. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small off-white head. Sweet malty fruity aroma with some citrus hints. Sweet malty fruity caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (22535) - , 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21902) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 7, 2011
cask at Sorder ... golden yellow amber ... thin white lacing ... soft sweet zezty lemon nose ... bitter resinous citrus peel hop ... drying finish ... big lime soft lemon... quite zezty ... good body

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