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

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RATINGS: 374   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.


JohnCook101's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnCook101 (503) - - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VamboladeTolly (1078) - 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 (2462) - 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 (553) - - 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 (145) - 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 (12963) - 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 (504) - 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 (1614) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TedE (722) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2015
500 ml bottle into pint glass. Gusher! Toffee aroma, cloudy bronze beer with minimal head. Rich spritzy mouthfeel. Spicy, creamy bitter with subdued hop finish. Well balanced and delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mister_Li (476) - GERMANY - MAY 2, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2016 Minimal eingetrübtes dunkelrot, durchschnittliche Schaumkrone. Geschmack Beeren, etwas Butter, gute Röstaromen, trocken, angenehm bitter.


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