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

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 336   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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.


DavefromChicago's rating

3.8
   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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
flemmingwillum (942) - Nysted, DENMARK - APR 6, 2014
Rating #932, flaske fra svigerfars køleskab. Gylden øl med dårligt skum. Mild duft af karamel og malt. Smagen er præget af solbær, karamel og malt og ender i en solid bitterhed. Rimeligt tyk og blød i munden.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (621) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2014
Bottle tesco. Dark amber slight head. Aroma is fruity malts. Taste is similar nice bitter finish. Medium body nice mouthfeel sift carbonated. Decent bottled stuff.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bamsen78 (2413) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear amber with stable off-white head. Mild aroma of hops and yeast, with subtle fruity notes. Bitter, hoppy flavour with malty and fruity notes which are quite disturbing for the overall experience. Bitter and slightly sourish finish. A bit dusty and old. Past BBD. Needs re-rating.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
martjoobolut (356) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 8, 2014
0,5L bottle, BB 12.12.2014. Pours clear amber with white head. Aroma is sweet, fruity, and caramel. Taste is bitter, fruity, metallic, and caramel. Overall: not something I would try again, but also not really awful.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Soulda (1) - Silvano d’Orba, ITALY - MAR 5, 2014 does not count
Una ale rossa inglese di grande fattura . Al naso nessuna imperfezione ed una perfetta aderenza alla tipologia, Al palato un’esplosione di frutta rossa, con luppoli giustamente bilanciati , grande morbidezza sul palato.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
campbega (32) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2014
500ml bottle from Waitrose. Full flavoured beer. Pours nice reddy brown with a decent off-white head that maintains. Biscuit and fruit aromas. Nice smooth finish with bitter aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kalarel (31) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 8, 2014
50cl bottle. Clear amber, tall head that stays. Sweet malty, fruity aroma with some honey. Creamy texture, no carbonation. Malty taste with some hoppy bitterness underneath and a touch of fruit.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melkart (238) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - JAN 24, 2014
Fruity aroma. Taste is fruit and caramel sweet. Medium body, medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lembeek (142) - ITALY - JAN 6, 2014
Ambrata, con schiuma abbondante e cremosa. Velata. Aroma maltato con note fruttate e floreali. Nel palato ha un attacco morbido, maltato, ben equilibrato da una buona e non aggressiva. Al retroolfatto sono evidenti note di caramello, mela, pesca. Corpo leggero, carbonataziome scarna.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rob_D_UK (640) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2014
Pours a rich chestnut with a thin white head. Smells of bready malt. Taste is a nice bitterness with a hint of hops.


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