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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40417) - 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.

3
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13231) - 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.

3.1
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tlind2 (1589) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2008
Appealing, reddish-brown color with an off-white head. Fruity aroma -- maybe rasberry? The taste is a nice mixture of hops and juicy malts, with more fruity notes. A very nice bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
liinis (1767) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 22, 2008
gives an impression of being very classy and good quality ale. beautiful colour. nicely hoppy but a bit flat.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2008
Old Hooky has a deep amber, almost copper colour. The aroma is sweet fruit which dominates the flavour although there is a nice hop quality to the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3847) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2008
16.9oz bottle-An amber body with a nice small head and an aroma of caramel and toffee. Taste of the same with a little bitterness and hops. A nice tasting bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5629) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2008
Bottle at home. This is a bitter beer with a lot of different flavors. A very English bitter. Watery and a bit fruity.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miksu (5047) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 1, 2008
0.5 l bottle. Amber color with small head. Honey, biscuity malt, fruity esters, fruity and resiny hops, marmelade, orange and nuts in the aroma. Sweetish, perfumed, honeyish, biscuity flavor with notes of fruity hops. Bitterness is most notable in the finish. Easy and harmless.


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