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

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RATINGS: 150   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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2.8
saxo (18960) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2010
Cast at Cockney Pub, Århus. Small head with short duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are fruits, hops, citrus and malt. A little citric.

3.4
jercraigs (10651) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2010
2010-07-27. Dark amber body with a small beige head fades leaving a bit of lace. Flavour is malt forward, sweet caramel accents, balancing bitterness lasts into the finish. Aroma is not what I expected, with hints at lemon, flora touches and muted herbaceous character. Tough to tease it apart. Possibly dry hopped? Average palate is lightly carbonated. Cask at Eagle and Child, Oxford

3.7
hayduke (5575) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 1, 2010
From a hand pulled cask at the Last Drop in Edinburgh, Scotland. This was an amber pour with a fluffy white head and very rich lacing Nose of malts with some ripe fruit. Medium body and a very smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is malty with fruits and some nuts. Finish is bitter. One of the best cask beers from my trip through Scotland.

3.2
tkrjukoff (4335) - 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
SaintMatty (7442) - 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
gowdy (1115) - 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
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
evergreen0199 (3441) - 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
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
DruncanVeasey (8260) - Nr 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.


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