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

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.
A beautifully balanced beer, fruity by nature, with a well-rounded body and the suggestive echo of Crystal Malt.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KnutAlbert (6100) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2008
Cask at the Gunmakers, London. Copper clor, small head. Fine balance of malt and hops, Fruity, smooth, subtle bitter finish. Not outstanding, but a proper English bitter that can also be enjoyed in quanitities.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2008
(Cask) Clear amber golden with a tiny off-white head. Soft, fruity nose. Light body with some fruit and notes of vitamin-C. Very discreet bitterness. 120908

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gnoff (7844) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2008
(Cask at stand 35 on EBF 2008, on Saturday September 13)
Clear copper color, small white head. Bitter, sweet, malty taste. Sweet malty scent, some alcohol. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness. Dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2008
From cask. Pours clear and golden orange with a bubbly white head. Mild spiced and hoppy aroma. Smooth bitter and fruity hops base flavour. Mild fruity and hoppy finish. Nice one.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2008
Clear deep amber wit tiny off white head. Sweet fruity aroma with caramel notes. Sweet flavour with toasted malt, caramel and floral hops. Ends mild bitter.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
greenmanalishi (468) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2008
Charters, Peterborough. fairly flavoursome, malty bitter that is smooth, well-balanced and very drinkable without being anything special. better memories of having in from cask than previous bottled experience though.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2008
Cask at the Trumpet, Evesham. Like the bottled version, this is a deep amber, almost copper coloured beer with a sweet fruit aroma. Fruity malt dominates the flavour although the finish is more hoppy.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joe19612 (1844) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2008
Cask at Eagel and Child, Oxford. Poured a lovely amber colour with small, off-white head. The beer has a sweet taste with some citric notes and a hint of apples or pears. Plenty of fruit in the finish. A very clean beer and well made.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2008
Handpulled cask at JDW Watford. Dark amber with a weak off-white head. Quite full flavoured with caramel malt and hops. Not bad at ali!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
doubelknv3 (983) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2008
Tasting notes from Hook Norton brewery and Banbury beer festival. Amber with an off-white head. Caramel, fruit, and nut aroma notes. Caramel, dark fruit, and mild hop notes to finish. Mild bitter finish.


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