sound67 (520) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUL 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Maker: Hook Norton Brewery, Hook Norton, England ***
Beer: Hooky Gold (bottled, 500ml) ***
Style: Golden Ale ***
ALC.VOL.: 4.2% ***
"Pale, delicately fruity and refreshing. Hooky Gold is a beer which marries English tradition with American pizzazz. It is the first of our beers to use an American hop variety, Willamette, grown in Oregon, and having moderate bitterness with a spicy, noble hop aroma." brewery notes] ***
Colour: Deep yellow golden, with a small, fluffy white head. ***
Nose: Barley, floral hops, hay. ***
Texture: Medium body, not really watery. A little grainy. Moderate carbonation. ***
Taste: Strong floral hops *and* biscuity malts at the start. Very moderately bitter. Bitterness increases toward the middle, as it should. But the wee-sweet malts are still in there, balancing the beer. Hoppy bitterness in the finish, still very floral. Lasting, but very moderately bitter aftertaste. ***
Impressions: Superior golden ale with a heftier than usual malt background. Still, very hoppy, not too thin. Straightforward (some people seem to taste fruit in there - not really, no!), very quaffable. Another solid effort from Hook Norton.
jamaty (1355) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 5, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ambar, ligeramente turbia. Dos dedos de espuma blanca y cremosa. Aroma no muy marcado, a naranja. Cuerpo ligero y carbonatación media. En boca predomina el amargor seco del lúpulo. Naranja amarga que acaba en un final seco y ligeramente especiado. Tapa la agradable malta que se intuye. De todas formas está buena.
jonas (6141) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark golden,heavily carbonated, offwhite creamy head. Light metalic hop aroma, earthy notes, hayish malt. Medium body, quite chewy, straw/grain, earthy and herbal quite bitter hops. Extreme session bitter.
andriesradu (602) - ROMANIA - MAR 9, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear golden/orange with no head. Aroma is malty, quite hoppy, fruity. Flavor is quite light with some notes of malt, citrus and light herbal. Decent
christhoel (286) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
floral, golden, clear, frothy, light sweetness, medium bitterness, light body, thin feel, average carbonation, bitter, .
a nice pleasant beer a bottle from sainsburys its very nice to say it has a rather bitter finish to it
Mr_Pink_152 (2026) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Sainsburys. 0.5l bottle. Golden colour with a small bubbly white head. Aroma is fruits, some hops, and peach. Taste has subtle fruit, and a good hoppy bitterness.
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden yellow with a fine white foam. Almost honey sweet, slightly bitter taste.
Meilby (9782) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 500ml @ home
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, hint of citrus, floral and grass. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with a fruity and slightly malty finish. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.
StilleStorm (1116) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
DWG; Pours hazy golden orange with a moderate fading, cream, white head. Nose is malt, bread, light spice and citrus fruit. Taste is moderate sweet and light bitter with a moderate lasting, light spice finish. Body is medium, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is soft.
ThirstyBird (2227) - London area, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear light amber color with a small off-white head. the smell is light fruit with some crispness to it. The taste is biscuit, light crisp fruit with some dry bitterness on the end. Light in body with fairly active carbonation.