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

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RATINGS: 155   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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
imdownthepub (9954) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2005
Bottled, pasteurised. Golden colour with slight white head. Doesnít fare too well in a pasteurised bottle in my opinion, the subtelties are lost, the delicate bitterness and malty sweetness. This has a harsher flavour, one dimensional with a harder bitterness on the finish.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
caesar (4893) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2005
Not the best bitter at all. Very weak specimen of the bitter style, it lacks complexity. Bit skunky hops and malts, and not the pleasant bitterness as some/many other bitters.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
skortila (4424) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2005
Hoppy, fresh aroma. Clear, golden-yellow coloured with a thin white head. Taste is sweet, quite bitte, slightly maltyr and hoppy. Not the best bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2005
Orange coloured bitter. Itís smellís okay. Not great. Taste is good, bitter but a little bit too much water.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JAN 30, 2005
Light orange brown color, liveley carbonation, but no head. Ripe apple most and wet grass nose, but weak. Medium hoppy, horse blanket taste. Goes by fast at is very thin.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - JAN 23, 2005
Fruity nose - like rotten apples. Clear orange color and a dissappating head that turns to a low scum. Quick, thin apple malt flavor followed by a dainty, gritty bitter. Leaves a dirty feel in the mouth. Weak, really, and not so good.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JAN 20, 2005
bottled gift set: golden pour with a white head. nose of grain and wetness. pretty thin on the palate, slight hop character with a pinch of nut and malt finish. easy to drink would love to try it on cask to compare.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2004
Copper hue with a decent off white head. Light hoppy nose. Weak slightly rusty taste a bit watery. Standard stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2004
Bottle. Copper color and a nice head. Grainy and hoppy aroma ans light bitter sweet taste. medium body and a thin finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frank (2728) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2004
Decent copper color with a foamy head thatís a mix of large and small bubbles. Nose is lightly sweet, slightly hoppy with a bit of a tart tang. Mild carbonation and a little bit sticky on the palate. Not bad.


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