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

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.
A beautifully balanced beer, fruity by nature, with a well-rounded body and the suggestive echo of Crystal Malt.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (11553) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 6, 2009
Cask @ Charlies, Cph.
Pours deep amber with a small, frothy, off-white film head. Sweet malty aroma, caramel and notes of ginger. Low carbonation, fine mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, some toffee, caramel and soft, dryish hops. Okay.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2009
Pretty standard to good biter - a touch malty and some fruits, lacking a bit of hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (3944) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2009
On tap in London. Amber body, no head. Malty nose. Taste of malts and fruits, oranges. Smooth with a nice bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorqui (2148) - Brescia, ITALY - JAN 19, 2009
Cask at "The Old Shades" (Whitehall - London). Nice red/clear color, no bubbly, no head. Fraught and dense, very elegant aspect. Pleasant nose of red wook, resin, dried flowers.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2008
Cask [ gravity ] at EBF 2008, Copenhagen, Denmark. Clear medium amber color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, nutty, moderate hoppy, orange. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. 120908

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KnutAlbert (6386) - 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 (25073) - 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 (8793) - 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 (36043) - 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 (10396) - 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.


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