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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 366   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (38082) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2006
Bottle. Orange colour. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Powerfull hoppy aroma. Nice flavor. Nice bittering to finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (34358) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29992) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2005
A hazy red-orange beer with a huge light brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of caramel and dust. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of toffee, but also some fruity notes of oranges and a nutty dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Very pretty, clear amber with a dense, lasting head. Lovely fresh floral aroma. Rather light with some nutty notes. Not overly bitter - the hops add mostly aroma. Very classical bitter. 060601

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (22895) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2007
Bottle. Clear orange coloured with an off white head. Fruity aroma of caramel and hops. Fruity flavour of caramel and hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (22073) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2005
Bottled. Dark amber colour with medium white head. Aroma of mixed berries and a bit fruity. Taste is sweet fruity at first with bitter tone in the finish. Nice bitterness in aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (20689) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2005
Bottled. Hazy dark amer, firm, rocky head. The aroma is all about butterscotch. Really sweet and caramelly with that lovely Hook Norton malt character hidden in an abundance of sugar & toffee. Some grassy bitterness that tries to cope with the butterscotch. As a big fan of this brewer Iím disappointed, but still itís a decent brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (16775) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2007
light brown colour, with nice flowery hop, smooth sweet very fruity with lingering malt.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (16175) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2005 Bottle
Light amber color; nice head. Light malty nose. Light malty body, well hopped in the final. Fresh.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14850) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2015
Bottle from Tesco and drunk at home. Clear amber lasting beige head. Pasteurised toffee aroma. Some malt fruit. Itís a little better in the mouth. Some yeast, some malt flavours. Iíve always been a fan of Hooky and this is pretty decent. The pasteurisation isnít too harsh. Some peppery English hop finish. Some sweetness. I want to give it a higher score, but just not sure itís worth it. Bit of toast on the finish. I hate forced carbonation carbonic acid flavour.


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