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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 362   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.


JohnCook101's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnCook101 (383) - - FEB 7, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours copper with a good off-white head. Malty and yeasty aroma. A good amount of malt to taste, offset well by a touch of bitterness. Slightly sweet toffee and toast. A touch of honey and light floral notes. Not as heavy as it looks. A very nice, well balanced beer.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Towey1989 (250) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear amber colour with a fizzy white head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, dried fruits and floral hops. Taste is similar of caramel malt, dried fruit, nuts, some berry sweetness plus floral, earthy hop bitterness. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A fruity hop bitterness in the finish. A really easy drinking bitter, good but there’s better ESBs.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bersek (89) - 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 (585) - 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 (5351) - 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 (870) - 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 (2235) - 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 (434) - 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.


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