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

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 255   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2006
Bottle. Pale amber/copper coloured with a large white head. Aroma has yeast, malt, fruit and hops. Flavour is better than the aroma led to expect; a bit of yeast, fruity, malty with some nice hoppy bitterness in the finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yespr (32344) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow to orange with a fully diminished white head. Aroma is mild spiced and bitter. Spiced and malty base flavour with mild spice note and bitterness coming out of this. Smooth fruity and bitter dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29851) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2003
The aroma is sweet and malty with notes of straws and fruit. The color is amber, but it has no head. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of grains and straws. An OK beer, but nothing special.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Pretty, clear amber with a very discreet head. Weak hoppy aroma. Weak notes of nuts, but otherwise mainly dominated by bittering hops. 301005

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2005
Bottled. Clear golden coloured with a medium sized off white head. Fruity aroma with notes of malts and corn. Fruity flavour of malts, corn and hops. Hoppy finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2010
Bottled. Goldeny amber colour with mediumsized white creamy head. Aroma is bready malts along with some slight notes of floral and grassy hops. Flavour is bready malts, floral hops, some grassyness as well as herbs and some earthy notes. Quite bitter grassy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19976) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2003
Bottled. Deep golden with rich, firm head. Strong aroma of fresh grassy hops. Sweet and softly malty with notes of vanilla. Flowery hop bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15370) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2003
Hazy blond to gold color. Sweetish, with a hay/honey aroma and flavor and some nice hop too.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (15177) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2007
golden colured ale, fruity hoppy aroma, full hoppy rsins with bitter finish, well balanced

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
saxo (14243) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2008
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is pale golden. Aroma and taste are sweet malt and hops. Medium bitter finish.


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