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Hook Norton Haymaker (Bottle)

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

bottled
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RATINGS: 248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled.
A premium pale ale with distinctive fruity taste. The beer is light in colour, and has a refreshing clean flavour, which belies its strength.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mydogjet (25) - - JUL 11, 2014
Poured from a 500ml bottle. Medium amber colouring with a large off white head with larger bubbles that dissipated rather quickly. Pine in the nose with a biscuity taste and bitter finish. Nice beer. Would drink this again

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThirstyBird (1485) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUN 24, 2014
Pours a clear deep amber with a light tan head. The smell is caramel, fruit, biscuit. The taste is caramel, fruit, biscuit ending a bit dry with slight bitterness. The body is light/medium with nice carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Morboso (40) - ECUADOR - MAY 20, 2014
Not much aroma, ok head retention, some barnyard cheese (okay I just copied that one from the rate beer suggestions lol) a bit of maltiness, rounded bitterness, fairly easy drinking, preferred the old hooky which I had before, this one lighter more easy to drink but nothing special just a step up from a decent lager.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RoscoeWB (1) - - MAY 3, 2014 does not count
Very plain aroma but the taste is excellent . Available from Dan Murphy's and easy drinking ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (3627) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 24, 2014
Pours out of the bottle in a deep dark golden / light amber colour with low airy head and medium body. Aroma of hay and mild hops. Taste of mild hops, caramel, hay, mild fruits and grass. Light flowery finish. Nice and easy to drink, quaffable and refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (3627) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - APR 24, 2014
Nice one with some herbs and hops. Bit unbalanced but smooth on the palate. Bit citrus finishing this one up. Definitely to recommend.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
crazymorton (19) - - APR 19, 2014
pale, minimal head, light sweetness, thin feel, soft carbonation, would buy again

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (4097) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2014
Bottle from Bernie’s Real Ale Off License, Solihull. Poured a clear medium amber with a thin white long-lasting head. The aroma is yeast, tropical fruit, hop. The flavour is medium to light bitter with a woody fruit hop palate and a short bitter finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lambister (205) - FINLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Large bottle. Golden to amber color with medium white creamy head. Aroma has bread, malts with notes of floral and grassy hops. Flavors are similar to aromas with interesting herbs and some earthy notes. Well balanced bitter finish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nordcore (1009) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle 50 cl. Clear, golden with a short-lived white head. Light malt and grass aroma. Medium bitter taste with some dry grass ending.


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