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

bottling
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RATINGS: 388   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled. Pasteurised.
A well balanced and full bodied beer demonstrating fruitiness, with the Crystal Malt content being distinctive. The hoppy mouth gives way to a sweeter finish.

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2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
greenmanalishi (545) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2008
fairly flavoursome, malty bitter that is smooth, well-balanced and very drinkable without being anything special.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3944) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2008
Not a great looking beer, amber, the beige head immediately dissapates. Lightly fruity crystal malt nose.Sweet start, light hop mid, lasting but mild hop end. Good malt backbone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2008
500ml Bottle: Sweet aroma. Smells of caramel and butterscotch. Poured orange/amber with a hint of copper in color and a small off-white head that disappeared quickly. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly bitter and light to medium sweet. Tastes of caramel, biscuits, raw potatoes, and a hint of chocolate. Medium body. Chalky texture. Average carbonation. Sweet, caramel finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2008
Was copper in colour with a small off white head. Had a smell of oranges and tasted fruity. I t was smooth and sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (5815) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2008
Pours tea orange into an English pint. White micro head recedes to skim surface. Biscuit aromas. Full with caramel from front to back. Slight metallic toffee/cookie finish of medium length.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Pours a nice clear ruby/brown color with a bit of a white head. A little malt on the nose, but not much. A little bitter on the first taste, but smooths right out although it’s a little bitter on the back end as well. Not bad, not great. Pretty decent ESB.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogcliffeLenny (162) - Christchurch, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2008
Bottle 500ml from Asda, Bournemouth. A fruity aroma but not anything I could put a name to. Pours a rich amber with a small white head. Fruity taste, as well, but almost like a fruit bubble gum taste. No bitterness at all, slightly sweet. Quite a thin drink. Alright, but not really for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (2159) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 30, 2008
Appearance: Brown. Little bit of head. Nice amount later. Aroma: Fruity and raisins. Malt, bit of hops. Taste: Fruit and malt. Bitter aftertaste. Info: 500ml bottle, 2/9-2006, 152/300, 82/500

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Skinnyviking (9325) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2008
Bottle. Medium high lasting off-white creamy head. Clear dark brown body. Weak fruity aroma with a bit of caramel and just a hint of berries. Mild round and relatively sweet fruity caramel honey flavor with a little bitterness. Low carbonation and a short aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
heemer77 (5344) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 18, 2008
Light brown body with amber at the edges. The thin head clung the edge of the glass and was light khaki. Light notes of black tea are played on with some subtle tangerine. There is also some definite caramel. The taste has some light earthy biscuit and watered down grapefruit. There is a little bit of bitter black tea in the finish. Decent, but the roasted finish throws off the package.


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