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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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on tap
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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.3
Parmenion777 (341) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2017 Pours a clear deep amber colour with a small off white head. A malty aroma, bread, caramel, a little fruit and dry hops. Moderately sweet taste, caramel malts, ripe fruit flavours with a mellow hop finish. A decent pint. 736313 3.2

2.8
thejackpacker (575) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2017
Cask at Spoons, Eastbourne. A decent enough ale but nothing special. Averrragge.

3.6
minutemat (5938) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2017
Cask @ The Three Fishes, Shrewsbury. Pours clear amber, small off-white head. Aroma bears an alluring sweetness, continuing to taste with caramel providing the bulk of its character. Smooth on the palate, with a soft fruitiness. Decent.

3.5
ekstedt (6944) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2017
Cask at GBBF 2017. CLear amber to copper. Bready and caramelly malt aroma with floral hops. Dry with medium bitterness.

3.3
mr_h (5839) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2017
Cask, 1/2 pint, hand-pulled at Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow on 17 Apr 2017, weak malty aroma, amber with a very thin bubbly head and no lacing, resiny, caramel, malty flavour, oily, sweet, soft carbonation.

2.7
dchad56 (521) - - APR 20, 2017
Cask - light red with decent head. Ok aroma, bit sweet. Slight ting in mouth. Again bit sweet tasting and finish.

3.2
john44 (3331) - 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)

2.9
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

2.7
Towey1989 (3154) - 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.

3.3
wheresthepath (2371) - 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.


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