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

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 255   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


gam's rating

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3338) - brisbane, - JUL 8, 2012
Clear amber pour small head medium carbonation hoppy fruit mild malt aromas the flavours melon grapefruit lemon toffee fairly straight forward ale the finish fruity hops rich malt aftertaste lasting bitter good session ale


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
craighill (23) - 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 (2132) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djoeye (1833) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2014
Modest pearl white head, deep golden-amber clear body, crocheted spangled lacings. Aroma; malts with roasted sides, bread, herbs and hops with a distinct spicy edge (Golding). Taste; hops, slightly roasted malts, bitter, bread, herbs, grains. Feels clean and normal, modest carbonation. Finish contains hops, malts are more roasted, notes of bitter sauce. Smooth and premium, I agree fully. [50cl brown btl, abv5%, 4€, BB16AUG14]

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Illywhacker (9) - - SEP 26, 2014 does not count
Decent head gives of a mellow fruity aroma. Great silky mouthfeel and a not overly complex but fresh and solid malt profile. Biscuit, honey, marmalade. An incredibly pleasant and refreshing long bitter finish finishes off an enjoyable and rewarding brew. Recommend.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
frankcolub (69) - Ashbury, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle: medium amber colour with a moderate head , fruity, sweetness and malty aroma, hoppy bitterness with a slight malt sweetness Pleasant lingering bitterness, Nice Beer

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (8256) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2014
Kupferfarbenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch hopfig, malzig, etwas fruchtig, etwas Karamell. Geschmack leicht hopfig bitter, sehr malzig, würzig.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mtu71 (113) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle, lightly chilled. One finger, big-bubbled head, ivory, fast. Some lace. Clear pale amber. Hoppy, malty aroma. Thick palate, almost no carbons. Toasty, woody, smooth ale with roasty bitterness and good hops. Nice one.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mydogjet (39) - - 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 (1695) - 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 (66) - 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.


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