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

bottled
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RATINGS: 361   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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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.


Hildigöltur's rating

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - Křbenhavn, - MAR 1, 2004
Amber coloured. Quite bitter and slightly fruity. Rather thin. An average bottled bitter.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bersek (87) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2015
každému chutná něco jiného a každý hodnoti vše jinak. Zkuste poznáte samy co šmakuje vám.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Florya (582) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: clear amber, small white head. Aroma; red berries, honey, floral, fruits.Palate: medium body, soft carbonation.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
eastkenttom (64) - herne bay, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2015
Solid bitter, but just not sure I’d seek it out again. Might buy if it was on a special offer but this won’t live long in the memory. Fair.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5345) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours light brown, nose is floral, light caramel, taste is similar, rich, chewy.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fukito (869) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle. Pours a shinny orange/ light copper with golden hues with a medium, persistent creamy white head. Aroma is very faint yeasty fruitiness with a touch of butterscotch. Flavor is light crystal malts with flowery/ tea english hops, a touch of stale oxidation but fortunately fades. Medium to light palate, enjoyable and sessionable kind of heavy mild.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomat (2232) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2014
British tasting @ Haket Bar. Pale amber with a tiny off white head. Fruity and hoppy tones. Medium to light body with a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Simmo (24) - - NOV 14, 2014
Strong arome of various fruits and honey. Pours deep orange and slightly hazy with a thin beige head that lasts. Some lacing. Full bodied with average carbonation. Slick texture yet slightly sticky on the lips. Taste is light bitter with a medium/heavy sweet finish. Lots of fruit and honey flavours so if you like sweet fruity beers you’re likely to enjoy this.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tinylightsrecs (292) - - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle from Dobbies Ponteland. Pours deep red. Nice full body and deep fruit flavours

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hohops (433) - Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2014
Amber and clear, half finger off white head. Aroma- malty, caramel, raisin hints, hoppy. Taste- bitter hops, spicy hints, medium in the mouth and quite satisfying, bitter finish, fruity undertones, some toffee, hint of pine. Nice ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagerboy (1443) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 1, 2014
500 ml bottle. Clear brownish orange, off-white fading foam. Aroma of fruity c-malt and herbal hop. Taste is lightly bitter, herbal and grassy, berry fruity caramel/toffee malt, slightly floral, some spice. Soft carbonation, light-medium bodied, lightly hopped. A better bitter. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)


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