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Hook Norton Haymaker (Bottle)

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 279   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A premium pale ale with distinctive fruity taste. The beer is light in colour, and has a refreshing clean flavour, which belies its strength.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StevieT (1627) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2016
From a bottle. A decent beer, some fruit in the aroma and mellow smooth finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TedE (1015) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2016
500ml bottle into pint glass. Smells of earth, peppery hops, a little malt. Cloudy orange beer with solid white head. Laces well. Some tiny bubbles rise. Full bodied and flat, immediate taste is sweet malt but soon followed by bitter fruity hops. The finish is long, dry, bitter with a slight balancing malt sweetness underneath. Flavours develop a little as it warms. Good, tasty bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cimbasso (772) - - JUN 13, 2016
Sampled from a bottle. Very clear amber colour with a white head. Sweet, honeyed malts and fruity, grassy hops. Not much complexity, but an excellent well-balanced ESB.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nybol (1460) - DENMARK - APR 24, 2016
Cask. Meget humlet, frugtig, fyldig, utrolig god fylde af malt. Den er tør og meget humlet (hvis jeg ikke fik det nævnt), måske en anelse blomster smag i eftersmagen. Drukket på Turf Tarvern i Oxford, det er næsten helt som at sidde sammen med Inspector Morse, det gør det temmelig svært at bedømme øllen da den jo bare smager af mere så.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phfyysik (782) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 5, 2016
Pours slightly hazy amber with lasting light white top. Aroma is fruity, grassy, hay, sweet flowers, oat. Taste is creamy, average bitterness, sweet notes, floral notes, a lot of fruits, some dust. After is creamy/oily with bitter and dusty notes. Very good beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Graham77 (438) - SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2016
500ml bottle. A pleasant bitter. Fairly typical but a good example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
agent_persik (676) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 24, 2016
Clean amber color, small white head. Aroma of caramel, grain, grass, floral and spicy hops. Dry lightly sweet taste with medium bitter hoppy finish. Thin to medium body, average carbonation. Decent ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (1619) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle from Selver in Tallinn; BB 30 Sep 2016. Pours a slightly hazy pale amber with am off-white head. The aroma is malts and grassy hops; tastes grainy sweet with an earthy, grassy bitter tingle. Dry on the palate; medium strenght body. Carbonation pleasant. Not too interesting, but not bad either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martjoobolut (3188) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 7, 2016
Bottle (from Selver). Pours amber with whiteish head. The head stays. Aroma is sweet, grass, malt. Flavor is sweet, malt, grass, some fruits, bready and earthy notes. Finish is nutty-earthy-dry bitter. Overall: ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suurjuust (2914) - ESTONIA - DEC 25, 2015
Clear amber beer, medium white head. Nose is malt, grassy notes, hops. Flavor is a pretty simple combo of malts, corny notes, and grassy hops. Lingering hops with a floral edge. Crisp mothfeel. Nothing mindblowing, but an OK quaffer.

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