First Sip: Mild sweet malts and citrus, with a faint bready yeast, up front. Strong lingering citrus on the back of the tongue, with an even longer lasting, fainter hoppy bitterness. Mouth-feel is medium with a mild carbonation tingle on the tongue. It is warming in the belly and the beer burp is pleasent.
This is a rather nice English Brown Ale from the Hook Norton Brewery. I can most definitely see myself sitting in an Old Pub by a canal, sipping this and Pondering the pie menu. Hmm... Steak and Kidney? Or Steak and Mushrooms? It's a nice, warming ale, excellent for sitting in the back garden and listening to the honey-eaters and wood pigeons call.
Goodness! I've just been handed some toasted crumpets. Cheers!
Hook Norton Brewery, Banbury
Same again, sir? Cheers!