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

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RATINGS: 381   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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DavefromChicago's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2003
Another fine ale from the UK. Nice grassy, herbal, flowery hops blend with biscuity malt and toffee. Very fruity yeast, nice dry well-hopped finish. Nice amber color, little head to speak of. Brings back the sights and sounds of England. A fine session ale.


3.2
spiffero (10) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2018
Quite a decent ale but not exceptional, in my opinion.At first the sweetness is beautifully balanced with the bitterness. But then the bitterness takes over and dominates the later taste and aftertaste. And it is not an entirely likable bitterness, being a bit monolithic and oppressive, with no tang or citrus to it. So that dulls this beer for me. There is a bit of malty backbone, which I like--but the bitterness noises that out pretty quickly. Hoppy, yes, though on the grim side of hoppiness for me.

3
luttonm (6957) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2017
Bottle in Oxford. MacDowall’s wedding. Soapy, thick head. Dark amber and copper, mostly thin. Quite fruity bitter. From bottle is a bit flat tasting. Bitter. Cherry and orange zest. Ok.

2.8
DrNosha (2833) - Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - APR 1, 2017
500mlFlasche. Kupferrotes Bier. Heller Schaum. Sehr schöne Optik. In der Nase nasses Holz, Kork, Malz. Wenig spektakulär. Sntrunk bitter. Dann Malz und Metall. Etwas Weinbrandt und Pilze. Es bleibt ein Hauch Eisenkraut auf der Zunge.

3.3
Leighton (22812) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2017
Bottle at home in London - sourced via Ocado. Pours totally clear burnished gold with a creamy, mostly white head. The aroma holds lightly toasted pale bread, a little citrus peel, faint leafy hops. Light-medium sweet flavour with basic bready malts, hints of toasted sugars, vague orange, mellow leafy bitterness. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet finish, with lightly toasted bread, low bitterness. It doesn’t set the world alight, but it drinks OK.

3.2
john44 (3456) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2017
Bottle. Clear Orangey Gold in colour. Average foamy off-white head. Fruity; orange citrus. Hoppy; grassy and earthy hops. Malty; bready malts, caramel. Tastes a bit metallic. Moderately bitter citrus fruity and dry throughout. Easy drinking. (2015-09-26)

3.6
Pyobon (1531) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2017
(Bottle) Pours clear amber brown with good beige head. Nice aroma - herbal / seaweed / tea and some caramel notes. Medium body, good carbonation. Foretaste is a nice mix of caramel and fruity notes. The fruity notes are steadily replaced by a nice hoppy bitterness. Nice beer.

2.9
Onesimus (107) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2017
A balanced beer, foremost is the herby giving way to a light malty flavour. Easy to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
LazyPyro (1798) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2017
500ml bottle. Pours clear amber with a one-finger off-white head. Aroma: malty, caramel, fruit. Taste: sweet fruity malt, caramel/toffee, citrus, some bitterness but the finish is actually sweet. Medium-full body, smooth mouthfeel, good carbonation.

3
Oleg85 (264) - Yaroslavl, RUSSIA - NOV 3, 2016
Очередн& пиво, которым я не проникс& Вкус никакой, запах даже какой-то неприят&

3.6
Cristobal37 (1287) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 14, 2016
Bottle. Bubbily little head, bronze. Strawberry and malts aroma. Fruity and malty with a nice dry finish. Not your typical English bitter, light and tasty. Super drinkable and something I could definitely session. Thanks for sharing @kapusil !


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