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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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3.2
spiffero (14) - 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 (6972) - 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 (2843) - 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 (22821) - 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.


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