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


on tap

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RATINGS: 369   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (3402) - BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2014
Classic English bitter from Oxford, with yellowish white head and warm amber colour. Malty aroma, English bitter hops; taste of dried fruits, citrus peel notes, caramelly malt base, a bit oaky, long hop bitterish finish. Delivers, though I suppose the cask-conditioned version should be better.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (5829) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle at home shared with Sarah from Sainburys. Had this a few times before but first time rate. Clear amber copper coloured pour with a lasting greyish cream head. Aroma is mineral, some farts, stale wet grassy hop, toffee. Flavour is toffee and toast malts, mice English yeast esters, slight metal note in the finish. Hops are a bit stale, cheesy and lacklustre. Boring beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
miquelcrush (1840) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 12, 2014
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (2197) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Kate P. Pours amber with a cream head. A nice drinkable bitter. Notes of caramel, fruit and a little citrus on the finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThirstyBird (2221) - London area, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2014
Pours a clear amber with alight tan head. The smell is fruity, mild underlying malt sweetness. The taste is fruity, some mild caramel ending dry and fruity. The body is light but a bit slice with average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
magpieken (129) - - JUN 19, 2014
500ml bottle. BB 06 Jun 14. Pours a medium, orange-copper colour with 2 fingers of light beige head which disappears fairly quickly. Malty aroma with toffee and marmalade. Lightly carbonated, medium bodied. Low to medium malty sweetness and medium bitterness. A dry bitter finish with a hint of lingering malty nuttiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Morboso (118) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2014 Pleasant, fairly full body malty beer with good amount of bitterness, small amount of fruitiness (raisins) little hops, nice fruity and slight cigar aroma, but. Like this beer and Pretty good option for the price I paid in Oz at $3 for one 500ml, which is cheaper than mainstream Aussie lagers and much better.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
porschemad911 (3) - - MAY 8, 2014 does not count
Unusual beer, tasted a lot like unfermented malt extract to me. I did drink this after the sublime Coopers Vintage ale so my taste buds were spoilt with excellence.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MichaelAwesome (5846) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 1, 2014
Once again a nice and fruity surprise. Wonderful raisins all the way with a bit of rum in the back. Definitely to recommend.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (5851) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - APR 30, 2014
Pours out of the bottle in a deep light brown colour with steady low head and smooth body. Aroma of rum and bread. Taste of rum, prunes, plums, mild hops, barley and flowers. Flowery finish with rum hints. Really nice one.

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