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


on tap

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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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leaparsons' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (10692) - Wigston, Leicestershire, - NOV 11, 2012
Cask, Corn Exchange, Leicester. Hazy gold with a white foam. Aromas are biscuit and grain with mellow lemon. Bready yeast with stewed apple. Flavours are sweet lemon and biscuit with some lager malt character. Soft hops to finish with a full mouthfeel. OK.

SilkTork (5798) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2017
Coach & Horses, Strood in 2015. Buttery malt. Served a little warm. Slightly rough off-set hops that don’t sit well with the creamy malt. Either that or this is a little flaccid and served slightly off prime. Drinkable, but not entirely pleasant.

allmyvinyl (10925) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 11, 2016
Cask at the Haymarket. Pours clear golden with a thick white head. Aromas of biscuits, faint citrus. Taste is light sweet, caramel. Thin finish.

Stuu666 (14533) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2016
Cask at the haymarket. Pours clear golden, nose is biscuity toffee, floral, taste is sweet, dry toffee, floral.

Alexi91 (437) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2015
Origin: Tap. Vessel: Tumbler. Supplier: Kongs Of King Street. Floral nose. Pours dark yellow with no real head. Sweetness gives way to hints of wood. Low carbonation. Nice flavour development.

RichTheVillan (8109) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2015
Cask at the Prince of Wales; hazy amber pout with a creamy beige head, dirty malt aroma along with feint sulphur, taste has light vegetation along with some malt action.

Reesamania (14) - Bicester, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
Lovely colour and aroma. Very refreshing. A very highly rated bronze. I have had this both cask at the brewery (superb) and bottled (just as good, if a little fizzy!)

Don2711 (491) - - JAN 8, 2015
Nice bronze appearance. Aroma malty. Taste fruity and bitter. Okay on palate. Overall just doesn?t do it for me. Doesn?t seen to come together right. Average.

JorgeLee (2193) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2014
Cask in the Windsor Castle W8. A rather bland and boring bitter, neither strongly flavoured nor subtle and teasing.

mighty_meadow (308) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2014
On tap at the Auld Brig (JDW) in Irvine. Lots of orange flavour going on, quite bitter at times but with a degree of sweetness that should balance things quite well, however, the pint I had was quite astringent and made this almost undrinkable.

The_Osprey (8682) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2014
Cask at the Falcon Clapham. Pump clip is a fake brass lion head rather than the clip pictured. Light orange, still and clear, small layer of bubbles. Aroma is light, slightly sour and yeasty, touch of musty feet. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is thin, sweet caramel with some washing up liquid, floral with some astringency, nice level of bitterness. Some nice characteristics and some dodgy, but good overall.

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