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Hook Norton Hooky Gold (Cask)

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Brewed by Hook Norton
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Banbury, England

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Cask; Regular.
Officially launched May 2006 as a Spring seasonal called Gold. Name changed later to Hooky Gold.
A very pale, crisp beer, confidently displaying it’s hop character. The first Hook Norton beer to feature American hops. A fruity aroma and a pleasant, light taste.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (3434) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2014
On tap at a pub in Oxford. Fruity and malty smell. Similar taste. Noticeable bitterness but mellow. Doesn’t stand out.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
badcat73 (19) - - OCT 11, 2013
Golden , lightly zesty with short bitter after taste. Short lived head. Fresh piney aroma. Cask pulled at the Swan hotel Leighton Buzzard

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (2995) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2013
Cask by handpump at Prestwick Pioneer - clear deep golden, thin bubbly white head, very weak wheaty aroma, no lacing, rather bland, grainy texture, easy to drink

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 29, 2011
Cask at Cockney Pub, Århus, as Hooky Norton Golden Ale, 4.8% ABV
Hazy blond color, thin creamy head. Grassy aroma, earthy; not strong but pleasant. Good dry toffee flavor, with good hopping, lightly fruity. Very pleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25084) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2011
Cask. Pours an almost clear golden with a dense off-white head leaving excellent laces. A little sweet malt and fruit in the nose. Medium body, low carbonation, fruity and minerally with a dry and hoppy finish atop a light sweetness. A pleasant quaffer. 190111

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2010
At the Cockney Pub, Aarhus, DK. Cask, 081210. Golden with small head. Aroma of citrus and fruit. Flavor with malt, spices and malt

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2010
Pours cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma is crisp malt, citrus and flowery hop. Flavour is malt, medium citrus and flowery hop.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2010
[3182-20100729] Cask. Citrus floral hops aroma. Clear, light orange body with a quick bubbly white head. Bitter citrus hops flavour. Medium body. Great, fresh.
(@ brewery, Banbury, England)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8006) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2010
2010-07-29. Crisp yellow body with a small foamy white head. 3+ Flavour has more zippy hops than the others, light lemon and grapefruit citrus, lingering citrus zest. 7+ Modest aroma, light nuanced citrus, mild pale malt. + Smooth average plus palate suits the beer. Very drinkable, possibly their most interesting imho. Cask at Hook Norton Brewery

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (4030) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAY 23, 2010
Cask @ The State. Light golden colour, white head. Aroma is hoppy, fruity, with a bit of malts. Flavour is soft malty and fairly hopped.


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