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


on tap

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RATINGS: 374   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Bottled. Pasteurised.
A well balanced and full bodied beer demonstrating fruitiness, with the Crystal Malt content being distinctive. The hoppy mouth gives way to a sweeter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (16051) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2015
Bottle from Tesco and drunk at home. Clear amber lasting beige head. Pasteurised toffee aroma. Some malt fruit. It’s a little better in the mouth. Some yeast, some malt flavours. I’ve always been a fan of Hooky and this is pretty decent. The pasteurisation isn’t too harsh. Some peppery English hop finish. Some sweetness. I want to give it a higher score, but just not sure it’s worth it. Bit of toast on the finish. I hate forced carbonation carbonic acid flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
canddw (75) - - APR 12, 2015
Pours deep golden with no head and soft carbonation. Nose of peaches, bubble gum. Taste is tangy, lemon, fruits, flowers but quite light with an immediate bitter hit and a medium finish. Nice smooth palate. Enjoyed it, but there are better.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Towey1989 (1176) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear amber colour with a fizzy white head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, dried fruits and floral hops. Taste is similar of caramel malt, dried fruit, nuts, some berry sweetness plus floral, earthy hop bitterness. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A fruity hop bitterness in the finish. A really easy drinking bitter, good but there’s better ESBs.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bersek (108) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2015
každému chutná něco jiného a každý hodnoti vše jinak. Zkuste poznáte samy co šmakuje vám.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Florya (1207) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: clear amber, small white head. Aroma; red berries, honey, floral, fruits.Palate: medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
eastkenttom (114) - herne bay, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2015
Solid bitter, but just not sure I’d seek it out again. Might buy if it was on a special offer but this won’t live long in the memory. Fair.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (8340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours light brown, nose is floral, light caramel, taste is similar, rich, chewy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fukito (991) - Santiago, CHILE - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle. Pours a shinny orange/ light copper with golden hues with a medium, persistent creamy white head. Aroma is very faint yeasty fruitiness with a touch of butterscotch. Flavor is light crystal malts with flowery/ tea english hops, a touch of stale oxidation but fortunately fades. Medium to light palate, enjoyable and sessionable kind of heavy mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomat (2915) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2014
British tasting @ Haket Bar. Pale amber with a tiny off white head. Fruity and hoppy tones. Medium to light body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Simmo (27) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2014
Strong arome of various fruits and honey. Pours deep orange and slightly hazy with a thin beige head that lasts. Some lacing. Full bodied with average carbonation. Slick texture yet slightly sticky on the lips. Taste is light bitter with a medium/heavy sweet finish. Lots of fruit and honey flavours so if you like sweet fruity beers you’re likely to enjoy this.

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