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

bottled
common

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unknown

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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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Melkart (261) - 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 (223) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wimpyjoe (3475) - 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 (580) - 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 (494) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PAK9 (5) - Oxford, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2013 does not count
Unexceptional but quite drinkable. It suffers for its lack of alcohol, leaving the flavor flat and simple, but not necessarily bad.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gorm (1074) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2013
Gyllen farve med lite lyst skum. Lukt av malt og frukt. Smak av malt, karamell og frukt. Ølutsalg.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nilsas (1186) - Bryne, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2013
Duft av malt og aprikos. fin honnihgfarge. Lite skum. smak av bitterhet med en litt varig bitter ettersmak.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (7760) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2013
500ml bottle from Eide Handel. Shiny copper coloured body. Off-white head with fine retention. Smooth leafy hops on the nose, semi-sweet. Flavours of caramel and leafy hops. Sharp, but short-lived, dry bitter ending. Not too thin. A decent session beer (shared with friends in Tromsø, 02.08.2013).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Hay-like cereals, stone minerals and orange-y splashes lead to pepper-y hop bitterness in this bubbly, lean quencher.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam tops the amber gown.
-The flavour profile is balanced and delicate.
-This is akin to many Světlý Výčepní I’ve had.
-If it were on cask, I would drink it like water.

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