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


on tap

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RATINGS: 377   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2008
Pours a burnished gold with a small white head, this bottle has a very slight skunk to it but is pleasurable none the less. Very malty sweet beer with flavours reminiscent of crystallised strawberries, toffee and Dundee cake.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joe19612 (2490) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2008
Bottle. Pours a clear dark amber with white head. Sweet malt aroma. Treacle toffee malt flavour with citrus bitterness. Refreshing mouthfeel with long bitter finish. A very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Pours darker amber with a soft tan head. Toasted malts with a soft fruity hop finish. Lightly mineral quality to the palate. I enjoyed the flavor to this, the warm caramel flavor paired nicely with the fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 25, 2008
Botella. Clear deep amber colour, rather short lasting head. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel and some ripe fruits. Good mouthfeel. The flavour has a mild caramel sweetness with a good toasty amltiness and a comfortable bitterness with fruits and a littlke herby touch. Nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2008
Pour a rich deep dark amber with a huge creamy beige foam on top. Sweet crystal malt and slight hop aroma. Very rich malt profile, quite buttery. Toffee and and oranges is a good way to describe it. Bitter nutty finish that is has a long sweet aftertaste. The hops play a very good supporting roll in this beer. Dull palate with light sizzling carbonation, in style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10411) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2008
Hazy amber with medium off white head. Sweet fruity aroma with caramel notes. Flavor likewise with berries and a mild hoppy end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (39955) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours deep orange/amber, clear, and with a lacing off-white head. Malty and overripe fruit aroma. Medium sweet malt flavour, goes somewhat dry and fruity towards the finish. Light bitterness accompanying the malt flavours into the far finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2008
Courtesy of argo0. Clear amber body with a small white head that quickly fades. Light, toffee and dark fruit nose. Flavor is lightly sweet, lightly bitter with herbs, grass, light caramel and dough. Medium/light body is thin with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 9, 2008
(50cl bottle) Medium off-white head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, peach, caramel, some raisin, earthy. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, raisin, some peach, earthy. Light-medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 9, 2008
50cL bottle, courtesy of argo0. Thanks, Aaron! Pours a bright, clear orange-amber color; mostly headless, with a touch of oiliness and some slight bubbles at the perimeter. Fruity, sugary aroma; a touch sticky and medicinal and flabby. Medium mouthfeel: lightly carbonated; sticky malts and red fruits and sugar; not exceptionally complex, pretty sticky, and some cardboard / toasty malt notes. Medium finish, showing bitterness and stale malts.

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