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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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marstonlad (485) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 27, 2014
A clear appearance of dark amber with medium-sized white head. Aroma has floral and fruity elements, British hops make their presence felt. Taste is light bitter but maltier than the aroma. Nutty notes complement the fruitiness. The palate is very light and easily drinkable, as intended. Mild, easy and balanced bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (4744) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - APR 28, 2014
Pours out of the bottle in a clear golden colour with low airy head and crisp body. Aroma of hops and flowers. Taste of hops, ligth malt, bread and flowers. Dry-bitter finish with a little watery touch. Nice one.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MichaelAwesome (4739) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 27, 2014
Starting off nicely with some hops and leaves. Then getting more and more thin - maybe due to its low ABV. Easy too drink but a bit watery. Average one.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Finn (4454) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
Flaske 0,5l fra Eide Handel. Drukket hjemme 30 Mai 13. Mørk gylden. Pent luftig skum med litt lacing. Svakt metallisk aroma. Vassen smak. Antydning til syrlig frukt. Avslutter litt metallisk.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
allmyvinyl (4448) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 12, 2014
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours golden brown with little-to-no white head. Low carbonation. Aromas of caramel, light lemon and herbal notes. Light fruit on the taste. Clean finish. Thin and watery.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Melkart (316) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - JAN 24, 2014
Simple bitter. Caramel aroma. Fruity taste with balanced biterness. Light/medium body.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ERB92 (417) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2014
Caramel and fruit in the aroma. Light amber with a white head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Light to medium body with a soft carbonation. Overall totally OK bitter, but not to exciting this one.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wimpyjoe (4641) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2014
Golden ale in both style and appearance, although hardly any head on it. There’s a slight orange fruitiness to it and it slips down the palate with ease.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
AgentAle (830) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 16, 2013
Aroma:no real aroma Taste:light malty notes , slight creamyness Appearance:light brown body thin white head with retention

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
msbernac (808) - Krakow, POLAND - NOV 12, 2013
Bottle Aroma-hops Appearance-golden, hazy, white foam, Taste-medium bitterness, light sweetness, Palate-light body, slick feel, soft carbonation, abrupt finish Overall- not bad


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