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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: 251   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 (3237) - 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


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 (7382) - 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 (61) - 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 (34) - - 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 (1564) - 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 (52) - 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 (2) - - 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 (4070) - 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 (4064) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, 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


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