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


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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   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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renffisch (891) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014
Cask at prince of Wales Wimbledon, golden clear colour fine rim. Sweet leather nose with a hint of lemon but mostly malt. Drinkable.

kwik-lime (1978) - 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.

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.

jamesie1857 (2186) - 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.

DanielBrown (4520) - 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 I’ve already said, tastes fresh and, indeed, is fresh - so presumably that is the reason for the overriding impression of freshness. Pleasant (I’ve 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. It’s a Bitter. Lee Trevino. Fresh.

minutemat (5689) - 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.

planky84 (3319) - 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.

joe19612 (2964) - 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.

niquillis (2752) - 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.

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.

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