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

bottling
unknown

on tap
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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   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
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 22, 2008
Cask at the White Horse, Parson’s Green, 18th Jan 08. Slightly hazy amber with little head. Fruity aroma with a hint of grassy hops. Nicely fruity flavour too - pineapple and peach are evident and then a decent hop finish. Slightly sticky mouthfeel. A bit unbalanced, but good overall.

3.2
downender (8592) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2008
Cask-conditioned at the King’s Arms, Didmarton, Gloucs. A decent strong bitter with a deep amber colour and off white head. Aroma of red fruit, caramel malt and earthy hops. Fruity flavour with a decent bitter finish. Good.

3.2
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2008
Cask @ ’Sporks. Copper with a thin white head. Sweet malt, caramel and some apple in the nose. Flavour is sweet toffee, bready malt and some subtle grassy hops in the finish. Creamy and full in the mouth, not bad.

3.2
Christian (13605) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2007
Cask/GBBF. Amber with a small but lasting white head. Caramel, malt, grass in the aroma. Sweet and malty with a good full body.

3.6
FatPhil (15975) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 13, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2008 Cask (Bath Ale House, Cambridge) (2004) Red to brown, little head. Bready and dark-fruity aroma. Very well balanced combination of earthy hops and mellow woody malts in the taste. A classic English bitter.

3.6
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2007
Dark copper pour topped by a fine off-white cover. Very yeasty nose where dark toasted bread nose are in utmost liberty. Earthy middle finished off by mellow leafiness. Certainly interesting, the yeast profile is fun and the palate is as smooth and subtle as it gets. A model of drinkability. I expected it to be a bit tastier though, but the mouthfeel compensates in the end.

3.1
RichardGretton (4761) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2007
[email protected] Mowbray Beer Festival 2007. Reddish looking beer with a soapy and weak aroma. The flavour is quite dry with a fruity’ish finish. Overall an average fruity, toffee and hopped beer.

4.3
dalri (1) - USA - SEP 20, 2007 does not count
Wonderful session beer. Pint after pint remains drinkable. Crystal maltiness reminescent of "Grape Nuts" cereal flafor, plenty of mild hoppiness, yeasty smell but not skunky. Very clean finish.

3.3
leaparsons (10504) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2007
Cask, Melton Fest 07. Dark amber with a small head. Aromas are caramel and toffee malts with Autumn fruit, especially pear. Quite sweet Flavours are sweet malts and Autumn fruit. Earthy hops follow. Malty and tasty.

2.7
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2007
A Mes rate: Cask at some random pub on the Strand. Amber brown with a slight head. Slightly sour vinegar nose with some malt and hops underneath. Similar flavour with plenty of tangy malt and more sourness in the finish. Guessing this was just about on the turn.


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