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

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

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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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3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkrjukoff (4333) - SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2010
Pours clear dark amber with creamy off white head leaving rich lacing on the glass. Aroma ... Check net. Flavor is slightly sweet malty, full bodied and fresh, floral and prunes. Tart and sweet malty on palate. Finish is pleasant; first sweet then sweet-hoppy and finally bitter hoppy lasting long.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SaintMatty (7228) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2010
Cask (Flying Horse JDW, Gatwick Airport) - Copper coloured. Fruity aroma with dundee cake and raisins. Fruity taste with raisins, caramel and nuts.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gowdy (1085) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - APR 2, 2010
Pint at the Dew Drop Inn in Oxford. Brown colour, fairly flat. okay beer. not much head after some minutes. This one is for Dr Pete.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2010
Village Hotel, Solihull. An old favourite and a real pleasure to see on the bar. Nutty, malty, biscuity, drinkable as hell and a classic English premium strength beer. Love it, always have done, always will do.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (3298) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2010
Cask at Ye Old Greene Man, Rickmansworth, Herts. An amber coloured pour with a smallish fluffy white head. Fruity, malty aroma. Tastes very fruity, caramel, matly, nutty. A very decent session ale that I drink whenever I see it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
John_C (20) - USA - JAN 7, 2010
[Pint, J.D.W. Cuthbert Brodrick - Leeds, 07/01/10] Aroma is all malt, with little in the way of hoppy influence, so there is caramel and toast on the nose, with subtle unwanted metallic notes. Taste is much the same; caramel sweetness joins in, with a light-medium bitter finish. Medium bodied with a slight oiliness. Not perfect, but this is certainly a quality English session beer for me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2009
Cask handpull at the brewery and The Reindeer, Banbury. Clear chestnut with a level cream collar draping with lace. Fresh, malt-driven bitter replete with biscuit, honey, vanilla and Ovaltine goodness; some fairly heady autumnal and hedgerow fruit bobbing about- pear and blackberry as well as the signature apple. Bittering walnut hints. Good.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bullit (4565) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 27, 2009
Cask @ some bar, London. Amber colour, off-white head. The brew has caramel, and toffee, and some spices, maybe cinnamon? Not my taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2009
Cask. Charlies Pub. Copenhagen. Amber colour with an off-white head. Grain, caramel (crystal malt), fruitiness, butterscotch, light roastiness, light coffee, bread, english hops. Malty, but balanced by a fair amount of hop bitterness. Very tasty in my book.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kassner (1643) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2009
In the Great Western Pub in Blockley. Of course hardly any carbonation, smooth, golden color, no head, and only a little lacing. It had just a hint of bitters at the finish.


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