RateBeer
overall
72
90
style
Brewed by Hook Norton
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Banbury, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 349   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Share this beer with friends!
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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - SEP 23, 2008
For me, beer can hardly get better than this. This is a beautiful reddish copper with a huge, light tan head that slowly shrinks to a thin permanent top and nice lacing. The smell, very English, is wonderful It has toasted bread, leaves and tea, spices, caramel, grain, hay, stewed apples, fresh fruit, dried fruit,and nuts. The flavour is complex and exciting but restrained. It hasa lot of leaves and tea, nuts, caramelized dried fruit, juice, toasted bread and grain, hints of citrus and nuts, black pepper, and red wine. The finish is hoppy, crisp and clean, yet long and complex.

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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AndyPublican (11) - Kazan, RUSSIA - JUN 22, 2013
This is a perfectly balanced ale, fruity by nature with a rounded taste. This beer is brewed specially for the discerning beerer (beer lovers). Is an interesting accompaniment of meat dishes. I love this England, especially in the summer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2004
Bottled version. There it is, that luscious, juicy malt I want in a true English ale. Soft, toasted, caramel aroma with an underlying butter note. Salt is also noticable in the aroma. Bitterness is prevalent throughout the profile. Toasty, light caramel makes up the bulk of the malt character. The beer is not overwhelming but it has a slight chewy character to it. The earthy, spicy, woody Goldings come out in the finish and combine with a touch of malt sweetness on the middle of the tongue for a phenomenal exit.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3175) - Radom, POLAND - AUG 15, 2012
Bardzo smaczne gożkie ale. Wytrawne i chmielone intensywnie, co się daje wyczuć na finiszu. Piana stabilna i mocna. Dość intensywny aromat kwiatowy, napój lekko mętny koloru ciemnego brązy. Polecam

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
urbanviking (26) - Devon, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2011
Lovely ale. Not too much nose on it but the flavours are hoppy caramel biscuity. Really smooth. Gorgeous stuff. Nice lingering finish. Plenty of carbonation for such a smooth ale. Recommended!!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle from Dan Murphy’s. Nice malty ale. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, cherry, nuts. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, and average length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, with a head that disappears

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobBestwick (583) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2003
sweet malty aroma, pours with a deep copper hue and large frothy head, there is a good amount of lacework, nice malty taste complemented by dry hoppy notes, quite complex and refreshing

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AtronSeige (555) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 13, 2012
Clear copper pour with a light-brown head that disappears quickly. An aroma of hay and caramel. Medium bitterness with a bit of sweetness. Medium bodied, thin slightly slick texture with a soft carbonation what is fizzy on the tongue. Long finish with a good bitterness. A lovely ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MichaelAwesome (3880) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 1, 2014
Once again a nice and fruity surprise. Wonderful raisins all the way with a bit of rum in the back. Definitely to recommend.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 35


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50