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


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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 23, 2007
Clearish golden yellow. The fine head is of a pure white colour and quite sticky. Well developed, if subtle, sandy, earthy golden ale that feels like a ray of sun. Firm grassy and floral bitterness that lasts for a long time after swallowing. Sharp mineral attributes, bready yeastiness. Mellow acidity. Fine medium body with soft bubbles reaches ideal balance between pleasurability and drinkability. Fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2007
From cask at charlies. Pours clear yellow with a little white head. Mild peach fruity aroma. Flavour holds a smooth fruity peach note and a mellow sweetness. Finish holds a nice mellow sweetness to the fruity hops. Quite refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
larsniclas (6722) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2007
Cask at Charlie’s, Copenhagen. Pale golden. No head. Light aroma and flavour. Only some citrus and hops. Grassy and somewhat flourish. Flat.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rlgk (18322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2007
(Cask at Charlies Bar, Copenhagen) Pale golden, no head. Fruity apple aroma. Watery fruity flavor, rather boring with some hops. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (6065) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2007
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell. Straw coloured with a small white head; fresh citrus aroma; smooth with sweet orange flavours; leading to a bitter marmalade finish. Tangy and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2007
Tried this at the pear tree in Hook Norton. Fruity nose with a very crisp zesty flavour, i really enjoyed it, it’s a fine substitute for haymaker my favourite hook norton beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25452) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2007
Cask@GBBF2007. Deep golden colour, mediumsized beige creamy head. Aroma is bigtime flowery and fruity hops. Flavour is malts, some hops and slight nuts and mild grassyness. Aftertaste is quite earthy and mildly hoppy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2007
A Mes rate: Gravicask at GBBF. Dark golden appearance with a thin white head. Dull and standard aroma with some nice fruity notes. Grapefruit flavour with a sharp bitter hop finish. Boring but pleasingly drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (21834) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2007
Cask ... red lion cropredy ... Very nice golden amber ... light fresh fruit hop ... sweet mellow fruit ... soft hop little honeyish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 14, 2007
Cask, GBBF 07. Poured it myself. Golden straw with a thin lacing white head. Nose is fruit, berries, very summery hops. Mouth is citrus hop and some malt that finishes in a hoppy rounded crisp end.

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