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Brewed by Hook Norton
Style: English Strong Ale
Hook Norton, England

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - Winter.
"A strong, dark brown beer, offering a dominantly malty palate with nutty overtones. The finish is lyrically sweet that speaks for its strength. A fine partner to the Cheese Board."

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3.4
fiulijn (21214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2009 <i>2008-11-24, Gravity at The Wharf, Aalborg, 6-3-7-4-14=</i>
Black color. Good body, rich flavor, with medium-dark caramel, chocolate, light residual sweetness, light liquorice, correct bitterness. Very good.

<i>2005-12-03, Cask Conditioned at Charlie’s Pub, Copenhagen, 6-3-7-3-14=33</i>
Dark color. Some malt aroma. Oily and malt taste, strong, very good.

3.4
DanielBrown (4544) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2006
Hand pulled at probably the Wellington, Birmingham. Pretty dark. A fruity, dark berry styled ESB. Sweet, smooth and thick. A bit sticky, but engaging.

3.4
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2007 1. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 20/01/2004 Dark coloured with some alcohol and slightly rich on the palate. Warming smooth malt finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Lion Inn, Nottingham 12/12/2006 Fruity aroma. Dark coloured fruity slightly rich on the palate and spicy. Crisp slightly warming smooth roast finish.

3.4
onystrom (1334) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2010
Cask - Cockney pub Århus. Borwn colour with okay head. Aroma and taste are nuts, caramel, roast malt and hops.

3.4
Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2011
Cask. Pours a clear orangey brown with a rough beige head. The nose has roast and dark dried fruit. Medium body, Port-like sweetness, prunes and raisin with a touch of roast. Decently hoppy finish. 190111

3.4
Theydon_Bois (20603) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2013
Cask at the Alexandra Arms, Rugby, 16/12/13. Chestnut brown with a good sized light beige covering. Nose is dark fruit, candied orange peel, sugars, fruit loaf, toffee, light spice. Taste comprises cake mix, toffee, raisens, candied oranges, fruit peel. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, sweet finale with a little spice. Decent Xmas beer, actually has some depth to the flavours, not just artifical spice and few spoons more sugar!

3.4
evergreen0199 (3491) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2015
Cask at William Jolle (Spoons), Northwood Hills. A dark brown/ruby coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Malty, caramel, dark fruit aroma. Tastes the same, malty, caramel, dark fruit, slightly nutty (like me). One of the better UK festive brews available.

3.4
Mr_Pink_152 (5538) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2016
Tried at the Felix Holt, Nuneaton. Ruby to amber colour with a light beige head. Aroma nutty, malt and light toffee. Creamy smooth body with a light sweet taste.

3.3
Ungstrup (38382) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2004
[Cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen] A deep chestnut colored beer with a small off-white head. The aroma is sweet with notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is quite sweet with notes of roasted malt, caramel, nuts, with only a slight note of bitterness in the end.

3.3
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2007
A Sim rate (cask at the White Horse): Honey, malt and sweet maple syrup. No head, but brown/amber appearance. Nice tart syrup loveliness in the flavour. Sweet but malt but bitter. Brandy and maraschino cherries. Very nice. Flavour prevails in the finish with sweet syrup.


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