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

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RATINGS: 368   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.


markfield81's rating

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
markfield81 (42) - adamston, - AUG 16, 2013
Caramel, chocolate, coffee, nuts, tasty i am a massive fan, leaves a good taste in your throat


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
uckelman (383) - 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 (1155) - 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 (447) - 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 (79) - GERMANY - MAY 2, 2015
Minimal eingetrübtes dunkelrot, durchschnittliche Schaumkrone. Geschmack Beeren, etwas Butter, gute Röstaromen, trocken, angenehm bitter.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14996) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2015
Bottle from Tesco and drunk at home. Clear amber lasting beige head. Pasteurised toffee aroma. Some malt fruit. It’s a little better in the mouth. Some yeast, some malt flavours. I’ve always been a fan of Hooky and this is pretty decent. The pasteurisation isn’t too harsh. Some peppery English hop finish. Some sweetness. I want to give it a higher score, but just not sure it’s worth it. Bit of toast on the finish. I hate forced carbonation carbonic acid flavour.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
canddw (38) - - APR 12, 2015
Pours deep golden with no head and soft carbonation. Nose of peaches, bubble gum. Taste is tangy, lemon, fruits, flowers but quite light with an immediate bitter hit and a medium finish. Nice smooth palate. Enjoyed it, but there are better.

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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Towey1989 (526) - 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 (108) - 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 (774) - 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 (95) - 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.


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