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


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RATINGS: 280   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A premium pale ale with distinctive fruity taste. The beer is light in colour, and has a refreshing clean flavour, which belies its strength.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (4037) - brisbane, - JUL 8, 2012
Clear amber pour small head medium carbonation hoppy fruit mild malt aromas the flavours melon grapefruit lemon toffee fairly straight forward ale the finish fruity hops rich malt aftertaste lasting bitter good session ale

Davros IX (449) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2017
2016 catch up - A good strong bitter. Very nice and actually quite refreshing. A good bitterness of hops and a nice strength from the alcohol.

Korcz (3389) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 5, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

allmyvinyl (10932) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2017
500ml bottle from M&S, the Gyle. Pours clear yellow gold with a thin white head. Aromas of light citrus, pale malt, faint spice. Taste is more citrus and light sweet malt. Gets a bit buttery down the glass.

rebelred (15) - cork, IRELAND - JAN 26, 2017
In bottle, pours with nice head . I really like this old school english bitter. The hops are goldings which might explain. It’s a pity there is not more use of good standard english hops rather over hopped C or new world hops.

danjs5 (270) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2017
From a 500ml bottle. Pours a light and flat amber. Thin head. Malt and subtle citris honey aroma. Sweet light caramel malt flavour. Thin body but very pleasant. Sweet sour salt pepper smokey theme. Nice hops bitterness throughout. A nice easy and subtle English style pale malt ale.

stravale (3088) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - JAN 22, 2017
Bottle from Beers of Europe [181216]
Amber, big off white head, clear
Aroma of soft caramel, soft spicy English hops, touch of zest
Taste as aroma, soft bitter spicy hops, hint of toasted malts, easy going, quite malty
Palate - Soft carb, medium body, fairly bitter spicy. Refreshing palate. Cleans off palate, fairly bitter linger.
Overall - Nice, easy going beer, clean

StevieT (2016) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2016
From a bottle. A decent beer, some fruit in the aroma and mellow smooth finish.

TedE (1431) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2016
500ml bottle into pint glass. Smells of earth, peppery hops, a little malt. Cloudy orange beer with solid white head. Laces well. Some tiny bubbles rise. Full bodied and flat, immediate taste is sweet malt but soon followed by bitter fruity hops. The finish is long, dry, bitter with a slight balancing malt sweetness underneath. Flavours develop a little as it warms. Good, tasty bitter.

Cimbasso (977) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2016
Sampled from a bottle. Very clear amber colour with a white head. Sweet, honeyed malts and fruity, grassy hops. Not much complexity, but an excellent well-balanced ESB.

nybol (2311) - DENMARK - APR 24, 2016
Cask. Meget humlet, frugtig, fyldig, utrolig god fylde af malt. Den er tør og meget humlet (hvis jeg ikke fik det nævnt), måske en anelse blomster smag i eftersmagen. Drukket på Turf Tarvern i Oxford, det er næsten helt som at sidde sammen med Inspector Morse, det gør det temmelig svært at bedømme øllen da den jo bare smager af mere så.

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