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


on tap

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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Cask: Seasonal - Autumn. Included in 2011 JDW Autumn Beer Festival. Bottle: Unfiltered.
India Pale Ale. Handcrafted in the Cotswold Hills since 1849
Originally brewed in 2005 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, Flagship is an India Pale Ale style of beer – strong in alcohol, and very hoppy. Admiral hops contribute to a full fruity mouth feel, and a sweet fruity aroma.

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Leighton (22507) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2013
Cask at Sir John Oldcastle, JDW - London. Pretty average offering overall, but not bad for a Spoonies. Sweet pale malts pervade with notes of citrus and berries. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with some grapes and bready pale malts. Simple, tasty.

Foffern (1983) - Bodø, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle at home. Has a clear amber colour and medium, off-white head. Fruity aroma with dried apricot, spices, bread and some citrus. More hops in the flavour along with some paint thinner. Slick and smooth mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A decent bitter but there’s something strange in there that reminds of glue.

Pringao_Toribi (354) - Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 2, 2013
A bitter without bite, nor bitterness in the end. There are way better bitters. Avoid.

mike_77 (7133) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2013
Clear blond colour. Citrus aroma. Plain and quite weak flavour. There’s a bit of fruity hops and a dry finish.

mr_h (6007) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 1, 2013
Cask by handpump at Counting House, Glasgow (31 Oct 2013) - clear deep golden, thin bubbly off-white head, weak citrus aroma, poor lacing, grapefruit, malty aroma, oily feel, easy to drink

minutemat (6125) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2013
Cask at Wetherspoons, Finchley Rd, London. Spicy cinnamon biscuit aroma, with a zesty bitterness combined with an interesting maltiness that livens the back of the palette.

Theydon_Bois (20868) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2013
Cask at the William Webb Ellis, Twickenham, 26/10/13.
Very lightly hazed golden with a thin off white covering.
Nose is orchard fruits, bready malt notes, caramel, straw, light sugars.
Taste comprises summer fruits, peach notes, toasted malt, caramel wafer.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, bitter sweet finale.
Ok stuff.

mR_fr0g (13656) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2013
Cask at Harrington jdw. Aroma is sweet berry, orange surbert. . flavour is zingy berry hop. Hedgerow. Light amber colour, no head. Quite sweet pez sweets. Decent enough.

stravale (3145) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - OCT 24, 2013
Cask @ Sheaf Island, Sheffield [181013]

Golden, clear, dense white head, good lacing

Aroma - Soft citrus zest, a bit mineraly

Taste of zesty hops, some bitter minerals, touch of yeast, sweet pale malts

Palate - Medium body, quite oily. Finish has some bitter zest, again a bit mineraly

Overall - Reasonable beer, but i’m not a fan of that mineraly tinge

sic1314 (4967) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2013
Poured a dark amber with a healthy white head. Aroma of spicy tropical fruit, soft malt. Medium body, flavour of grapefruit, sweet malt, dry, bitter finish.

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