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

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RATINGS: 376   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.


pintbypint's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (3265) - Edmonton, Alberta, - DEC 13, 2012
500ml brown bottle. Orange colour, small whitish head, nice creaminess and has a bit of a rocky top. Nice lacing. Nose has some fruitiness and some caramel, slight nut and grain. Taste has crystal malts, caramel, nutty grain, quite fruity. Finishes with bitter hops. Medium body with mild carbonation. Enjoyable, very drinkable and has a bit of complexity for a lower abv session beer.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nybol (1120) - DENMARK - APR 24, 2016
Meget maltet (krystal malt), og fyldig krop. Let humlet. Den har en rigtig god fylde og smag der gør den til god øl til en stærk kødret som jeg fik denne til.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phfyysik (441) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 27, 2016
Pours clear amber with medium white top. Aroma is old cloves, butter, malts, some hay, dried fruits. Taste is fruity, some bitterness, toasted bread, malts, hops, butter with bread. Low carbonisation, hops in after. Nice bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VamboladeTolly (1256) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber with small white head. Aroma:sweet, caramel, toffee, hay, herbs.Taste: sweet and bitter, caramel, iron, hay, herbs, Medium body. bitter finish. Nice beer.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Holmen2 (2636) - NORWAY - NOV 27, 2015
Backlog. From bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 08.04.15. Dark golden to pale copper. Some bitterness and malt sweetness in aroma. Neutral, but slightly fruity taste. Low bitterness. Medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cimbasso (640) - - NOV 4, 2015
Typical bitter in appearance. Healthy white head. Tasty sweetish malts with hints of nut flavours. Long dry finish with really good, fruity hop flavours. A first-class bitter, with high drinkability.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavidAust (169) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2015
Just like the label says. Fruity and full bodied. Nice malt and sweetness, and well balanced so not overly strong on any one point. Drink at the right temperature to gain as much flavour as possible. Good drop especially easy to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (14681) - Hasborn, GERMANY - OCT 11, 2015
Leicht trübes orange goldenes Bier mit einer geringen weißen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr hopfig, getreidig, zitronig. Geschmack trocken hopfig, getreidig, grasig, etwas Karamell.

0.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
kjoannak (37) - - AUG 5, 2015
Just very good bitter beer :) nothing more ;) ...............................,

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
uckelman (547) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2015
Pours clear reddish-amber. Oily, lacy head. Aroma is mostly malt, and similarly for the flavor. A bit earthy. Medium-light body.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamaty (1745) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 5, 2015
Ambar cobriza con espuma manchada de un dedo. Aroma floral y de malta tostada. Deliciosa base de malta, sobre el que destacan tonos lupulados, citricos, frutales (mandarina?). Final seco con postgusto de frutos secos. Notable.


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