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Hook Norton Summer Haze

Formerly brewed at Hook Norton
Style: Wheat Ale
Hook Norton, England
Serve in Shaker, Weizen


on tap


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Seasonal - August.
The first wheat beer from Hook Norton, but don’t be fazed if it has a slight haze, wheat beers are meant to. Light, fruity, highly effervescent and refreshing, it is an ideal drink for a summer’s day. A common style in Belgium and Germany, where they are often known as white beers, the protein in wheat can cause a slight haze in the beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2011
On cask at Great British Beer Festival, day 3 on 6 August 2009. Yellowish colour. Just a slight haze. To be honest I’m not sure what this is supposed to be. Is it aiming for a German Hefeweizen feel? Or a spicy Belgian Wit style? Or simply another UK "wheat" beer, which is really just a bog standard ale with a little wheat in the mash. I guess it’s a little of each. And it didn’t really work for me. Just ended up as a sweet, rather sherbety confection with a bit of a fruit cocktail feel and a dollop of bubblegum. I can see it might find a niche but it’s not for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7843) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2010
Cask-conditioned at the Pear Tree, Hook Norton 30/08/10. Hazy deep gold with a decent white head. Light, citrus aroma with some sweetness and floral hops. Very easy, summer drinking, with lemon and orange fruit, grainy malts and a dry finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (9457) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2010
Cask, gravity at Shrewsbury Folk Festival, 29.08.10 watching a John Kirkpatrick music for Morris workshop. Pours orange gold with a white head, touch of haze. The aroma is a little shy, but taste is good, touch sweet maybe but very likeable, plenty of spices showing notably ginger along with a flurry of bittersweet lemon, bloody good even if it isn’t really like any wheat beer that I would generally class in that catergory. A6 A4 T8 P4 Ov14 3.6

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Christian (12666) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2009
Golden with a small white head. Fruity aroma with some grainy malt and a floral touch. Fruity sweet flavour, a little tea-like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 09, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.
Unclear light to medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, light to moderate hoppy, citrus - orange - apple. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. Borring. [20090806]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2009
A Mes rate. Cask at GBBF.
Mid gold with a thin film on top. Mild citrus fruits, lots of orange, some apple and a rather a lot of caramel malt. Too sweet, not enough bitterness. Dull.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sm89walt (1937) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2009
Cask - The Duke of Wellington, Norwich. Hazy golden orange with a fine, bubbly white head. A good collection of citrusy aromas and sweeter fruits with some nice hints of vanilla. Pleasant lemon and apple flavours, a pinch of spiciness but this is mostly creamy, fruity and refreshing. A good, smooth palate, light to medium bodied and a dryish finish. Easy-drinking and plenty of flavours for a session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (16080) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2009
Cask@GBBF 2009. Golden color, small white head. Citrusy, orange peel -hoppy aroma. Orange-apple fruity, low bitterness, just some grapefruity hops. Overall sweet malty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (25127) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2009
Cask@GBBF2009. Hazy orange colour with small white head. Aroma is mango, vanilla, mild fruitjuice. Flavour is the same, but dominated by wooden dryness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (13031) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2009
Cask conditioned at The Olde Reinedeer, Banbury. Sl hazed gold with white head. Not as much of a haze as expected, this has a roasted grain, sweetish flavour, with a lemony, rhubarb background. It hasn’t the spiciness of a continental white, but this makes it more drinkable for me. Lasting and tasty, a good addition to the H.N range.

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