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Hook Norton Haymaker (Bottle)

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

bottled
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unknown

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RATINGS: 262   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erasmus_ro (1690) - Alabama, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Bottle, 0905/15. Pours a coppery orange with a small, white head. Aroma is flowers, some marzipan, fruitiness, peach. Taste is flowery, some caramel, light orange. Decent enough.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawanna (2552) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 10, 2015
0,5 l bottle cereal, herbs, citrus, amber, clear, frothy, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, soft carbonation,

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
andriesradu (563) - ROMANIA - MAR 9, 2015
Pours clear amber with a small white head. Sweet, fruity, malty aroma. Flavor is malty with some light notes of hops. Drinkable but nothing impressive.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (5319) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2015
Clear nutty color with a fine off white head. Good lacing. Nutty, mild fruity and herbal aroma. Medium body. Moderate sweet and a fresh bitterness. Average carbonation. Fruity, herbal and caramel flavor. Decent nice bottled British bitter.
[Bottle from SPAR Stansted Airport in London, England]

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Unde (532) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Light copper coloured beer with not much head on top. Aroma has grassy hops and barley malts. Almost like straws in the aroma, I totally get the Haymaker name now. Taste has grassy hops, lots of malts, maybe wheat but mainly barley. Light body with high carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
donniemillan (78) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 1, 2015
It has a really strong honey aroma, otherwise not that special, really bitter too.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Punkero (42) - FINLAND - JAN 31, 2015
How could they brew so light beer for haymakers back in the day? Lovely bitter, a hint of grass. Yet, I’m not a fan of bitters.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fombe89 (376) - Asturias, SPAIN - JAN 6, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2015 Botella. @La Taberna de Hank, Luanco 05/01/2015 Color ámbar, aromas a malta y lúpulo, cuerpo medio.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
craighill (41) - GERMANY - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle from Würzburger Fass in .. Würzburg. Deep amber colour with dense white head. Aroma is mild yeast notes and some caramel. Taste merges a reasonably strong caramel malt with generic hop bitterness. Stays relatively dry though. Good drinkability but nothing that interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (2511) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 28, 2014
500ml bottle from Sr. Lúpulo, Gijón. 28-10-2014.
BBD: 18 Feb 2015.
In short: fruity pale ale.
Pours clear deep gold with little whie head. Short head retention, some lacing. Fruity, some citrusy aromas. Medium body, average carbonation ,light crispy texture. Taste is some bitter fruity. British malts and character. Enjoyable.


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