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


on tap

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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Cask: Regular.
A beautifully balanced beer, fruity by nature, with a well-rounded body and the suggestive echo of Crystal Malt.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (2910) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2017
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in July 2009 - Cloudy amber in colour. Very fruity; citrus-orange, tangy. Malty; caramel. Hoppy; floral/grassy hops. Sweet fruity malty leading to a hoppy bitter finish. Tasty. Very drinkable. (2009-07)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sameyet (11) - - JAN 19, 2017
cask, railway union mills iom. darkish copper coloured, nicely balanced fruit and malt. earthyness about it. going down quite smoothly. in good condition. a likeable pint. slurp

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Towey1989 (2335) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2016
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A clear deep amber colour with a frothy off white head. Aroma of caramel, some bready malts, slight orange, a little pear, a hint of fruit and subtle earthy hops. Taste of caramel, grain, some bready malts, slight orange, lemon, a little fruit, a hint of pear, I get soap and subtle earthy, floral hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A dryish, earthy hop bitterness in the finish. Bit grainy for a premium, malty bitter but a decent amount of bitterness from the hops used. Below average overall and not a good as the bottle, tastes different somehow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresthepath (2236) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2016
Cask at the Cunning Man, Burghfield, Berks. Murky orange-brown, small white head. Toffee and caramel are the main flavours here, with fruit in the background (apple and pear?) and a mild earthy bitterness in the finish. On the sweet side. Certainly better than the pasteurised-to-death bottled version; unremarkable but actually pretty drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fatehunter (2477) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Pours a finger and half of head on a hazy dark straw body. Aroma is fruity and leather. Taste is dark ripe fruit sweet, a little acidic finish. Texture is smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GuideDogSaint (1289) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUL 31, 2016
Cask at the Assembly Rooms, Epsom (JDW). Pours clear amber brown with an off white head. Slightly spur aroma of malt and bread. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2016
Cask at the Water House (JDW), Durham, 2.09/pint. Pours a deep, reddish amber with a thin, off-white head. The nose has touches of cereal grain and grass to it as well as doughy, bready malts. The taste is heavily sweet with malt-driven earthy, bready flavours overpowering the palate. Not one I enjoyed very much.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
The_Osprey (7581) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2015
Cask at Victoria spoons. Clear orange, still, small bubbly white head. Aroma is very light, some bready notes. Body is medium, smooth, watery low condition. Taste is bready, watery, touch of spice and resin. A touch insipid, and perhaps not at its best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brandman (2927) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2015
No verbal comments. Just some numbers due to social interaction and heavy drinking.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Alexi91 (437) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2015
Origin; Tap. Vessel: Plastic Cup. Supplier; The Wonky Cock (Market Harborough). Dulled bitterness with no development.

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