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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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3.1
larsga (7539) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2013
Medium offwhite head. Clear amber body with carbonation. Earthy caramelly strawy aroma, quite light, with toffee and paper notes. Dryish papery caramelly taste with earthy notes. Mid-to-light body. Mild mouthfeel. Dry spicy dried fruit aftertaste with papery caramelly earthy notes. Not bad, but a bit austere. (0.5l bottle, Meny Oslo City.)

3.3
fellebag (1477) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2013
Bottle 500ml. Small white head, golden color, good carbonation. Aroma has grass, leaves and hops. Grass and malt for flavour. Bitter and a bit "doughy". ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPad

3.1
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - JAN 22, 2013
I love this cask beer and the bottle did not disappoint either. Really great depth of flavour. Hoppy and comforting, great balance and bitter finish, and very, very drinkable.

3
visionthing (5363) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 17, 2013
50cl bottle from Meny, Oslo City. Pours dark golden with a white head. Mild hoppy aroma with malt, caramel and some fruitiness. Medium sweet with a nice and bitter finish. Fairly light body, but surprisingly nice for it’s low alcohol. Very sessionable, although it would get boring after a few. Still very easy to drink and a quite decent bitter.

3.1
Imaena (2327) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JAN 9, 2013
This is a solid bitter with nothing notable to set it apart from the herd.

2.9
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2013
500ml bottle. aroma is reasonably strong of bread and hops. sadly taste is lacking and it’s rather watery. a little yeasty and bitter

2.9
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2013
0.5 L bottle, [email protected], Oslo. Low off-white top. Hazed pale amber colored body. Modest aroma of sourish-sweet, light bready malts. A whiff of peppery hops. Light-bodied. Sparkling carbonation. Mild, fairly rounded flavors of toasted malts and gentle bitttering hops. Far from exciting, but goes well down.

3.5
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle. Thought it was decent enough; the usual amber colour and light malt caramel flavour. Would definitely have another but really impressed I drank the bottle without realizing it was only 3.5%. Nice job.

3.1
Decaf (21) - - DEC 24, 2012
Bottle. Resin & herbs aroma. Clear orange color, frothy white head. Light sweetness gives way to moderate hop bitterness. Medium body, oily texture, nice long bitter finish. Overall a very nice English bitter, with above-average hop flavor for the style.

3
pintbypint (3641) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 12, 2012
500ml brown bottle. Clearr dark gold pour, the head is rather creamy, white, light clingy foam on the sides of the glass. Nose has light malts. Taste is dryish malts, light biscuity notes, light caramel. Finishes dry and rather clean. Light body, mild carbonation. Servicable session bitter, light and clean presentation overall, but not bad.


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