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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 355   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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
KimmoS (51) - FINLAND - JUN 29, 2007
Pretty light brown color with lasting head. My nose picks up some alcohol and fresh aromas. Nice easy drinking and not stuffy at all like some ales. I needed something to cheer me up and Old Hooky worked! =)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (21291) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2007
Bottle. Clear orange coloured with an off white head. Fruity aroma of caramel and hops. Fruity flavour of caramel and hops.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grovlam (4157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2007
Bottle @ Copenhagen Øl Festival. Average beige fizzy head that mostly lasted. Light cloudy amber colour. Aroma was floral, caramel, fruit and some burned notes as well. Medium bodied with a flat carbonation. Light bitter and sweet flavour. Somewhat dry and bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mabjork (673) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2007
Bottled. Dark red / brown in colour with a beige head. The aroma is malty and a bit on the dry side. The flavour is smooth and malty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7309) - NUNEATON, Top 23, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2007 Crystal red amber pour. Chocolate maltiness and leafy hops in the nose. Honey, tea, caramel, grapefruit. Lots more tangy hops than the cask. Less mellow creaminess and honey. Even pasteurised, something of an understated, easy-drinking yet complex classic.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyit (3473) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2007
Cobber of color with an off-white head. An aroma of toffee, hops and sweet malt. A flavor with hints of caramell, hops and apples.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joanesee (7) - ENGLAND - APR 21, 2007 does not count
Nice colour, but thin in body. Nice bitter taste maybe too much for some. Drinks while room temperature as well as cold.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dedollewaitor (14086) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 8, 2007
Amber with off white head. Malty caramel with fruity tones. Ok body with overall moderate taste. Pleasant slight bitter end. Simple but quite drinkable!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (14957) - 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 (4893) - 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.


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