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

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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   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.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kassner (1468) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2009
In the Great Western Pub in Blockley. Of course hardly any carbonation, smooth, golden color, no head, and only a little lacing. It had just a hint of bitters at the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 15, 2009
Cask. Unclear golden amber. Aroma is sweet with toasty malt and some spice. Mild bitter, caramellic, fruitybit spiced flavour.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11739) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 9, 2009
cask, charlies, cph. orange, small thick white head. aroma is flaint flowery. flavor is mild, faint licorice. apalte is nice, smooth mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (11728) - 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 (4815) - 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 (2156) - 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 (41314) - 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 (6435) - 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 (25068) - 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


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