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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: 242   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 (3069) - 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


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
crazymorton (11) - - APR 19, 2014
pale, minimal head, light sweetness, thin feel, soft carbonation, would buy again

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (3579) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2014
Bottle from Bernie’s Real Ale Off License, Solihull. Poured a clear medium amber with a thin white long-lasting head. The aroma is yeast, tropical fruit, hop. The flavour is medium to light bitter with a woody fruit hop palate and a short bitter finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lambister (183) - FINLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Large bottle. Golden to amber color with medium white creamy head. Aroma has bread, malts with notes of floral and grassy hops. Flavors are similar to aromas with interesting herbs and some earthy notes. Well balanced bitter finish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nordcore (949) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle 50 cl. Clear, golden with a short-lived white head. Light malt and grass aroma. Medium bitter taste with some dry grass ending.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (3759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
Flaske 0,5l fra Vinmonopolet, bestillingsutvalget. Drukket hjemme 11 Jun 13. Gyldenbrun. Pent luftig skum som varer en stund. Litt lacing. Aroma av gress. Smaken behagelig. Svakt syrlig malt men antydning til frukt. Fin balanse. Avslutter litt tørt & bittert. Moreish. KI=7

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Psytron (1155) - Turku, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Smell of straw. Golden colour, creamy head. Aroma of rubber, straw, paper, malt, starch, sugar. medium sweet, flat carbon. Boring and slightly stinging.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kalervo (625) - FINLAND - JAN 25, 2014
Quite nice, light and grassy extra special bitter. Not very unique, still good.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thebigkahuna (27) - - JAN 25, 2014
i actually enjoyed this beer. Nice large bottles too :) I would buy this beer again.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thellgren (229) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2013
0.5 l bottle from Alko. Orange brown colour. Taste has at first malts and only some hops but after a while the bitternes from hops kicks in. Quite dry and I wouldn’t describe it fruity. Still quite refreshing with salty fish (herring etc.).

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
yngwie (12721) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle. A medium sized off-white head sits on top of a clear, golden body. The aroma is quite hayish (sic!), with pale malts and some fruityness. Not very exciting I say. The same goes for the flavor, but at least there’s some bitterness to raise my interest. Medium to full body with a pleasant carbonation level. Overall, an easy drinkable beer without any flaws, but it’s utterly boring. Definitely not an all-nighter. 130508


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