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

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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Geokkjer (6582) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Meilby (9623) - 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 (15370) - 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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marstonlad (576) - 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 (5693) - 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 (5676) - 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 (4710) - 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 (6297) - 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 (509) - 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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