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


on tap

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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Regular. Originally a Special in 2006 under the name Cotswold Lion. Then became a may / June seasonal. Now regular.

Pride of the Cotswolds.
A perfectly balanced bronze beer, full of fruit flavours and aromas. Complex yet refreshing, Lion has a long, bittersweet finish

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kwik-lime (1783) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2013
Cask at Prince of Wales in Wimbledon. Decent balance, a touch of spice and smoke but mainly malt. Decent enough session ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaguarxj6 (36) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2013
A worthy effort from Hook Norton. Light brown with a citrus aroma and quite a bitter aftertaste. Available all year round now. Not in my top ten but much better than average. Worth seeking out. Sampled at the Blue Stoops,Chesterfield.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1971) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2013
On Cask at Penistone Football Club - Golden, slightly hazy appearance, with a thick white head. Rather hoppy smell, slightly fruity taste and quite bitter finish. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (4408) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2013
Cask at Hook Norton Brewery. Gentle, but fresh and insistent. A very pleasant beer - which, as Ive already said, tastes fresh and, indeed, is fresh - so presumably that is the reason for the overriding impression of freshness. Pleasant (Ive already said that too). Also fresh, which I think I have covered elsewhere. Brother in law drove me to the lovely brewery. Tawny gold beer. Its a Bitter. Lee Trevino. Fresh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
minutemat (4768) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2013
Cask at The Fountain Inn, Gloucester. Lagery straw taste, very mild with faint glimpses of citrus hops. Not getting much else from this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2932) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2013
Gravity dispense at the CPFC beer festival, 2013. Gold pour with a white head. Marmalade, citrus aroma. Soft fruit action. Flavours of... looks like something in cuneiform script- damn my scrawl! Apart from the mystery flavour it also has a splash of caramel and citrus in there. Fresh tasting. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
joe19612 (2731) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2013
Cask at Rose and Thistle Frimley Green, Pours a mid brown colour malty aroma, the taste is very bitter with maly with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2013
On cask at Black Lion, Consall Forge. Pours amber with white head. Quite a malty smoke finish to this fruity ale. Very quaffable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pizd (435) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2013
(Cask): Clear golden colour with a small white head. Citrus aroma with hints of sweet fruit and malt. Caramel, biscuit and malt base with some lemon and grapefruit notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (19497) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2013
Cask at th Black Lion - London. Poura clear, yellow-gold with a moderate, frothy white head. Nose carries a bit of lemon and tangerine, some doughy white bred. Light to medium sweet flavor with more doughy white bread malts, minimal bitterness, some hay, lemon rind. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Quite good condition. Sweet, simple and malty finish, white bread, mellow dough, hay. Basic but does tick the boxes.

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