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Hook Norton Hooky (Bottle)

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Brewed by Hook Norton
Style: Bitter
Banbury, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled; pasteurised.
Previously Best Bitter, name changed in to Hooky Bitter in April 2005. "Bitter" subsequently dropped from the name. ABV reduced from 3.6% to 3.5% in 2012.
A subtly balanced, golden bitter, hoppy to the nose, malty on the palate - the classic session beer, eminently drinkable.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fukito (791) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - NOV 15, 2014
Clear golden color with some orange hues. Aroma is very restrained fruity yeastiness flavor is soft pale malt with some apricot and floral hops. Light palate, easy drinking and refreshing.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gunnfryd (11229) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle. Deep golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, caramel. Flavour is fruit, malt, caramel, bread, hint, of wort. Boring beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhunter111 (8385) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2014
Kupferfarbenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht fruchtig hopfig. Geschmack leicht fruchtig hopfig nach Citrus, ansonsten sehr leicht, süffig.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimbad6 (23) - IRELAND - AUG 14, 2014
bottle, 500ml. Clear amber/orange. Off white head. Aroma is fruit, flowery/herbal. Malty taste followed by fruits. Interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4090) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle. Golden with a small head,. Some hops and more body than expected that means it is fighting above its weight. A good session beer but that is all.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThirstyBird (1707) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUN 22, 2014
Pours a clear orange/amber with a light tan head. The smell is fruit, biscuit, caramel. The taste is a mind of the nose with some hallow bitterness. Light body with average carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TTBADGER (5) - - JUN 21, 2014 does not count
Bottle, 500ml. Floral on the nose. Light brown in colour with medium-sized slightly off-white head. Malty taste, with subtle hoppy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Geokkjer (6016) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, bread, some fruitiness and grains. Flavor is sweet and malty with some fruitiness, caramel,bread and carboard. Medium body, average carbonation.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Meilby (8271) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, pine, grain and floral. Taste is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle. It’s lightly unclear, dark golden to amber in color and with a small, white head. The aroma has quite a lot of bready maltyness, caramel hints and some dried fruits. Dms hints and a littl fruityness. The flavor too is on the malty side, bready and wort-ish, with caramel, some dried fruits and a little bitterness. Medium body, quite dry, with soft carbonation. Some bitterness in the finish. Not very good this one, but probably sessionable... in a way. 140608


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