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

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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (2064) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goozen (3257) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2015
Bottle 0,5ltr: Slightly hazy golden colored brew with an nicely sweet bitter taste, hints of caramel, sweet fruits and little bit of citrus.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vighals (1717) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2015
Orangebrun klar med fingerhøyt hvitt skum. Søtlig brent karamell. bittersøt i smak. Medium kullsyre. Lillestrøm ølfestival - Klimt

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joe19612 (2049) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark orange colour with a fluffy white head, malty aroma with plenty of fruit, taste is light with some bitterness with a dry bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawanna (2534) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 10, 2015
0,5 l bottle from Biervana cereal, citrus, herbs, amber, clear, frothy, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5670) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Cask at the standing order. Pours golden yellow amber, taste is bitter, light fruit, sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (5264) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2014
Hazy golden color with a fine white head. Flowery and malty aroma. Ok body and an ok balance. Caramel, malty, fruity and mild hoppy flavor. Nice and easy drinkable ale.
[Bottle from a trade with Sigmund]
Holvannet 14

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Swaroga (1639) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle. The beer has a flowery and honey aromas. It has also some esters like banana and pear. Moderately carbonated with lasting head. The beer is mild. It has a moderate bitterness but it’s lasting a long time. It’s also spicy with clove. The bitterness profile is herbal. The beer isn’t super bad but nothing exceptional.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomat (2302) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2014
British tasting @ Haket Bar. Golden with a small white head. Fruity and hoppy tones. Fruit, malt and hops. Medium body with a nice bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fukito (890) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - OCT 19, 2014
Pours orange color with golden hues and a medium white head. Aroma is sezty orange mermelade with some earthy notes. Flavor is bittersweet hops with nutty malts flavorful but gentle, with a nice bittersweet aftertaste. Medium palate. Nice solid hoppy ESB/ English IPA

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
niquillis (1513) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
On cask at Brewery Tap, Shefford. Pours golden with fast diminishing head. Dry golden ale with not much going on. Boring.


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