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

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RATINGS: 381   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1967) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 30, 2008
Appearance: Brown. Little bit of head. Nice amount later. Aroma: Fruity and raisins. Malt, bit of hops. Taste: Fruit and malt. Bitter aftertaste. Info: 500ml bottle, 2/9-2006, 152/300, 82/500

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Skinnyviking (8685) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2008
Bottle. Medium high lasting off-white creamy head. Clear dark brown body. Weak fruity aroma with a bit of caramel and just a hint of berries. Mild round and relatively sweet fruity caramel honey flavor with a little bitterness. Low carbonation and a short aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 18, 2008
Light brown body with amber at the edges. The thin head clung the edge of the glass and was light khaki. Light notes of black tea are played on with some subtle tangerine. There is also some definite caramel. The taste has some light earthy biscuit and watered down grapefruit. There is a little bit of bitter black tea in the finish. Decent, but the roasted finish throws off the package.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2008
Pours a golden reddish color. Small head dissipated quickly. Aroma is very faint, fruity and a bit tart. Flavor is again very fruity and tart, with some sweet honey notes in the finish. Medium bodied and fruity from start to end. This is a nice tradition ale and very fruity for the style, so good for summer

3.7
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joe19612 (2591) - 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.

3.4
   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.

3.3
   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!

3.5
   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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10419) - 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.


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