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


on tap

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RATINGS: 386   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - SEP 23, 2008
For me, beer can hardly get better than this. This is a beautiful reddish copper with a huge, light tan head that slowly shrinks to a thin permanent top and nice lacing. The smell, very English, is wonderful It has toasted bread, leaves and tea, spices, caramel, grain, hay, stewed apples, fresh fruit, dried fruit,and nuts. The flavour is complex and exciting but restrained. It hasa lot of leaves and tea, nuts, caramelized dried fruit, juice, toasted bread and grain, hints of citrus and nuts, black pepper, and red wine. The finish is hoppy, crisp and clean, yet long and complex.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bersek (108) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2015
kadmu chutn něco jinho a kad hodnoti ve jinak. Zkuste poznte samy co makuje vm.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Soulda (1) - Silvano dOrba, ITALY - MAR 5, 2014 does not count
Una ale rossa inglese di grande fattura . Al naso nessuna imperfezione ed una perfetta aderenza alla tipologia, Al palato unesplosione di frutta rossa, con luppoli giustamente bilanciati , grande morbidezza sul palato.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AndyPublican (11) - Kazan, RUSSIA - JUN 22, 2013
This is a perfectly balanced ale, fruity by nature with a rounded taste. This beer is brewed specially for the discerning beerer (beer lovers). Is an interesting accompaniment of meat dishes. I love this England, especially in the summer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2004
Bottled version. There it is, that luscious, juicy malt I want in a true English ale. Soft, toasted, caramel aroma with an underlying butter note. Salt is also noticable in the aroma. Bitterness is prevalent throughout the profile. Toasty, light caramel makes up the bulk of the malt character. The beer is not overwhelming but it has a slight chewy character to it. The earthy, spicy, woody Goldings come out in the finish and combine with a touch of malt sweetness on the middle of the tongue for a phenomenal exit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (4132) - Radom, POLAND - AUG 15, 2012
Bardzo smaczne gożkie ale. Wytrawne i chmielone intensywnie, co się daje wyczuć na finiszu. Piana stabilna i mocna. Dość intensywny aromat kwiatowy, napj lekko mętny koloru ciemnego brązy. Polecam

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
urbanviking (26) - Devon, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2011
Lovely ale. Not too much nose on it but the flavours are hoppy caramel biscuity. Really smooth. Gorgeous stuff. Nice lingering finish. Plenty of carbonation for such a smooth ale. Recommended!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (2071) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle from Dan Murphys. Nice malty ale. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, cherry, nuts. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, and average length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, with a head that disappears

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobBestwick (869) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2003
sweet malty aroma, pours with a deep copper hue and large frothy head, there is a good amount of lacework, nice malty taste complemented by dry hoppy notes, quite complex and refreshing

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AtronSeige (1398) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 13, 2012
Clear copper pour with a light-brown head that disappears quickly. An aroma of hay and caramel. Medium bitterness with a bit of sweetness. Medium bodied, thin slightly slick texture with a soft carbonation what is fizzy on the tongue. Long finish with a good bitterness. A lovely ale.

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