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Brewed by Hook Norton
Style: Bitter
Hook Norton, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   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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3.3
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2008
Bottle shared with the Dev guys, thanks Death w a K! Gold pour with some head. Grassy and earthy notes with some yeast. Decent on the pallet, crisp with a tinge of bitters on the finish, a little bland.

3.4
moseslikesbeer (183) - conestoga, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Bottle shared by "Death with a K" and the other Devonshire dudes. Very nice bitter. A bit too grassy in the taste for me. Had that easy drinker feel that I love SO much from a "bitter" or "ESB". Nice Palate. Had the English malt vibe going that also makes a bitter for me.Overall a nice little bitter. Not the best and not the worst.

2.4
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2008
(England) Courtesy of Death with a K, Thanks Keath. Pours a golden color with a sm-white head. The taste is very mild with some grassy notes, I was looking for some of that bitterness (M.I.A) Anyway, not quite my style, but very drinkable.

3.5
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Bottle shared by Keath last night with the Devonshire boys. For only being 3.6% abv this had a lot of complexity. Earthy and grassy flavor, maybe a hint of cinnamon. Smooth and finished clean. Quite a nice session beer.

3.5
CH-303 (2244) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 1, 2008
Appearance: Copper brown, not much head. Aroma: Malt and fruit. Taste: Nice and malty, not that bitter. Quite sweet. Info: 500ml bottle, 8/10-2007

2.5
Ernest (7695) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2008
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear light to medium amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, cookie), lightly to moderately hoppy (apricot, orange), lightly yeasty (dough, sweat). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Kinda lame yeast strain (stinky feet-ish). Watery, thin, simple. Eh.

2.6
AskForJenny (1086) - Ontario, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2008
0.5l - Golden liquid, mild rush of small bubbles, no real head, sweet and woody nose, limp palate, nothing that interesting about it, mild hops at end. Tiring.

3.3
heemer77 (5358) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 17, 2008
Light copper body with a slightly off white khaki head. The aroma was like fresh oranges and pecans. There is a strong malty backbone here. A dry mouthfeel is complemented with some bitter orange peels and apple core. There is a nice slight almond shell finish. Softly carbonated, this is nicely made for a session brew.

4
joekinty (263) - rockledge, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2008
ill go completely out on a limb on this one this id an absolutly great session beer not to hoppy not to malty great balance much bettter flavor than any american session beer give it a try very good

3.3
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2008
(50cl bottle) Crystal clear light amber body topped by medium off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, orange/floral, some bread, light peach. Taste is medium sweet, floral/earthy, some biscuit/bread, light orange. Watery light body, light acidity, quite drinkable. A reasonable session beer.


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