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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.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pintbypint (2976) - Edmonton, Alberta, - DEC 12, 2012
500ml brown bottle. Clearr dark gold pour, the head is rather creamy, white, light clingy foam on the sides of the glass. Nose has light malts. Taste is dryish malts, light biscuity notes, light caramel. Finishes dry and rather clean. Light body, mild carbonation. Servicable session bitter, light and clean presentation overall, but not bad.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sound67 (512) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUL 2, 2015
Maker: Hook Norton Brewery, Hook Norton, United Kingdom *** Beer: Hooky (bottled, unfiltered, 500ml) *** Style: Bitter *** ALC.VOL.: 3.5% *** "A subtly balanced, golden bitter, hoppy to the nose, malty on the palate - the classic session beer, eminently drinkable." [brewery note] *** Colour: Bright hazy amber; medium,m creamy head. *** Nose: Bready malts, dried figs. Yeast. *** Texture: Medium body, not too watery. Moderate carbonation. *** Taste: Floral notes and dried figs at the start, with yeasty notes present, too. Butterscotch. Mildly sweetish. More floral towards the middle, with increasing bitterness. Some fruit retained in the finale, along with hoppy bitterness and sweet malts for balance. Medium long aftertaste of malts and hops. *** Impressions: Surprisingly characterful for such a low ABV ale. Refreshing, quaffable. Superior British "standard" bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2015
Poured medium amber with an off white head. Aroma of nuts, dark fruit and bitter hops. Light body, flavour is lightly sweet, moderately bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sdmmb (1291) - USA - MAR 3, 2015
Drunk from a 50cl bottle in Ditchley, UK. Pale, golden, hoppy ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fukito (919) - 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 (12614) - 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 (11051) - 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 (4415) - 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 (2219) - London area, Greater London, ENGLAND - 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 (13) - - JUN 21, 2014
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


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