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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 347   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (13935) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2007
light brown colour, with nice flowery hop, smooth sweet very fruity with lingering malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (4757) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2007
Bottle. Deep reddish amber, clear. Fruity aroma promising apples, but also some raisins and toffee.Very good raisins flavours, kept dry and bitter, despite the toffee presence. Medium to full body. Very enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hoser (367) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 3, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2007 Bought this is a clear bottle in Amsterdam drank it in Harem. Nutty Fruity with a hoppy sweetness finish. Page 234 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide on 368 out of 500 Classic Brews to go. Had on cask in England recently I think boring sums it up.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4381) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2007
Bottle from Asda, High Wycombe poured chestnut with a beige head; pleasant fruity aroma; sweet malty flavour with traces of boiled sweets and pear drops and a dry hoppy aftertaste.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
vanvenlo (1191) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2007
15 Apr 2006 - Sweet malt hop aroma. Amber-brown colour, good head and suds lacing. Sweet malt with big vegetable hop flavour. Hoppy finish and vegetable aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 19, 2006
Tasted 18/12/2006 (in lieu of an 1812). 500ml bottle from RW&S, Wellington. Deep copper, pretty bright, off-white head. Toffee, golding fruit notes and subtle esters on the nose. Solid through the mouth - nice toasty crystal flavour, quite fresh - with a good medium bitterness in the end and some more caramel notes on the palate. Good, well-travelled and very very English.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
taunusmies (331) - FINLAND - DEC 17, 2006
Colour is warm copper, small head. Sweet malty aroma. A bit of toffee and fruit flavours. Dryish aftertaste. A great beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NosirIwont (1939) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2006
Bottle. Pours golden amber with a off-white/yellow head. Dryish hoppy aroma with sweetish malty notes. Sweetish malty flavour with notes of hops. Fruity notes develops as it warms. Bitter finish with a sourish touch and dry notes. Slight notes of apple. A bit thin. Slightly oily palate. 30-11-06.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gethinbeer (2114) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2006
From bottle. Sweet sticky honey aroma. Great clear copper appearance with a thin head. Slight tang, orange taste, but a little sickly. Metallic after taste, but just a hint. Good beer but not for me.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tranquillity (1405) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2006
(0,5l bottle) Pours with a huge white head. Looks strangly close to a dunkelweiss! Great aroma. Grapefruit, rhubarb, toffee. Taste a bit... old? Fruity but dusty. A beer of high quality, but not really in my f(l)avour.


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