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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fonefan (51092) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2007
Cask @ Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. Unclear yellow orange color with a small fizzy fair lacing mostly diminishing off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, fruity, moderate hoppy flowers, citrus / lemon. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a average to long duration, leading to a light bitter finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

yespr (47567) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2012
From cask at The Counting House. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small off white head. Aroma is toasted malty and light fruity. Mild breadish, sweet, caramelish and berry fruity. Bitter and toasted malty finish.

Ungstrup (38413) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2007
Cask at GBBF 2006. An orange beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet hoppy and fruity, while the flavor is sweet malty with strong notes of fruit, leading to a lightly bitter end.

anders37 (27062) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2006
Cask @ GBBF 2006. Clear golden colour with a white head. Fruity hoppy aroma. Fruity malty flavor with hints of grapefruit. Long hoppy bitter citrus aftertaste.

cgarvieuk (25987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2007
a pale golden coloured ale, light hop, with a bitter hop fruit and a bitter linger .

omhper (25742) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2006 [Cask at GBBF] Clear golden. Tangerine aroma. Medium sweet and medium bodied with soft mouthfeel. Dominated by fresh tangerine, although solid bready malt plays a significant part. medium bitterness. Good stuff!

Leighton (22307) - 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.

chriso (21656) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2006
Cask (handpump) at GBBF, August 2006. Day1, beer #22. A recent release from Hook Norton, but there seemed something not quite right with my sample, which is pretty poor show from their own brewery bar. Moist hop aroma, but with strange notes of eggy sulphur and farmyard in the aroma that I rather doubt were intended. Things settle down on the palate where its dry, with herbal hops and a touch of biscuity malt, although its all a bit indeterminate. Yellow colour. Not an unpleasant beer but rather odd and maybe a touch green. Seems to have been in much better condition later in the week when Per tasted it.

fiulijn (21214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2011
Cask at Cockney Pub, Århus
Cloudy yellow color, without head, but with a few stable bubbles in the glass. The aroma in the beginning seems hoppy and citrusy, but it later reveals an unpleasant sourness. Light malt flavor and very strong bitterness; too much yeast; even salty. It’s extra hopped but the result, instead of an aromatic Golden Ale, is a disturbingly bitter Ale, with a very harsh final. Really not pleasant to drink.

saxo (19522) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2010
Cask at Cockney pub, Århus. Medium head with medium duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are grass, malt and hops.

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