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

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask, Seasonal July, August, September.


4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RileyOBaba (33) - , Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2008
.....hard to beat in cask version.......a lovely pint in the Cotswolds.......sheep on a hill outside the pub......sun shining....well kept and strength and balance evident throughout.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
doubelknv3 (979) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2008
Tasting notes from Hook Norton Brewery and Banbury beer festival. Copper-amber with off-white head. Caramel, biscuit, and fruit aroma notes. Caramel, fruit, earthy, and mild hop notes. Sweet with balancing bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere (6125) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2007
Superb condition. Thick off-white head tops the clear amber body. Authentic, yeasty, lightly soapy, kinda caramelly, earthy, balanced components that indeed possess a hay-like reminder, malt-oriented bitter. Freshly cerealic all throughout. Hop bill is bright and fully integrated. Medium, kinda chewy body. Neglectable carbonation. Just a hugely drinkable bitter and possibly the archetype of the style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20274) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2007
Cask@GBBF2007. Golden amber colour with small beige head. Aroma is caramel, sweet woods and some fruits. Flavour issour wood, caramel and quite sweet grass and slight nectar. Pleasant, but a little bit sweet.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Glouglouburp (5977) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2006
Cask at Peterborough Beer Fest 2006. A weird one. Almost clear copper body with many particles and a small off-white head. Smells like a garden with a carrot taste. Very hoppy but not bitter. Soft carbonation with a thin watery body. The end result is not as bad as the description may sound but I wasn’t hooked by this Hook Norton.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (16537) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2006
Cask @ Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. Hazy amber colour with a small white head. Fruity aroma with some grassy hints. Dry malty and fruity flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a long dry bitter finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ungstrup (29207) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2006
[Cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen] A slightly hazy orange beer with a beige head. The aroma is fruity combined with light notes of diacethyl. The flavor is sweet diacethyl, combined with preserved peaches. The mouthfeel is a bit sticky.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2006
Cask conditioned at Charlies. Amber coloured. Fruity and bready aroma. Sweetish fruity and bready flavour with a hoppy bitter finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (13562) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2006
Cask gravity at The George, Bethersden, Summer BF 2006. Hazy deep copper colour with no head. Not a very good aroma, but sweet sticky hops in mouth are good. Mangoish fruit and hop aroma. Even a bit of farty yeast. It’s either not ready or past it’s best I would guess. Sticky strong hop flavour on end. In fact the sweet sticky hop is just too mcuh for me.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2006
1. Cask Handpump at the Cross Keys, Knutsford 23/07/2002 Amber golden colour with some alcohol. Wheat flavours. Slightly bitter full hop finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 02/09/2003 Golden colour slightly hazy appearance. Fruity and wheaty flavours. Some dryness in the finish.


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