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


on tap

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RATINGS: 381   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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.

DavefromChicago's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2003
Another fine ale from the UK. Nice grassy, herbal, flowery hops blend with biscuity malt and toffee. Very fruity yeast, nice dry well-hopped finish. Nice amber color, little head to speak of. Brings back the sights and sounds of England. A fine session ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cristobal37 (812) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 14, 2016
Bottle. Bubbily little head, bronze. Strawberry and malts aroma. Fruity and malty with a nice dry finish. Not your typical English bitter, light and tasty. Super drinkable and something I could definitely session. Thanks for sharing @kapusil !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kapusil (1200) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 14, 2016
0.5l bottle. Hazy deep orange body, thin white head. Aroma of caramel, biscuit, orange zest and floral hops. Taste of biscuit, orange zest, yeast, caramel and floral hops. Nice English ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (14059) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 28, 2016
500ml bottle (Sip, Tallinn)
Clear amber, tight head. Sweet milky black teabag tea aroma, a bit fruity. Sweet fruity taste, toffee-ish malts, some toastiness. Medium palate, a little bit smooth from sweetness, but pleasantly carbonated too. Milky black tea comes back in the finish, and a delicate resiny hoppiness - nice. Lovely malty English ale. So simple, but so delicious.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (4096) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2016
Pours clear copper with low white head. Aroma of citrus, light fruit, caramel. Taste is sweet, initially somewhat fruity, followed by a caramel sweet finish. Thick bodied and creamy with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerNinjaUK (317) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2016
500ml bottle from local Co-op. Pours amber with flat, thin head. Aroma a little herbal with treacly sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nybol (1454) - DENMARK - APR 24, 2016
Meget maltet (krystal malt), og fyldig krop. Let humlet. Den har en rigtig god fylde og smag der gør den til god øl til en stærk kødret som jeg fik denne til.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phfyysik (769) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 27, 2016
Pours clear amber with medium white top. Aroma is old cloves, butter, malts, some hay, dried fruits. Taste is fruity, some bitterness, toasted bread, malts, hops, butter with bread. Low carbonisation, hops in after. Nice bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VamboladeTolly (1564) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Holmen2 (2914) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cimbasso (772) - - 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.

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