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%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pintbypint (3767) - Edmonton, Alberta, - 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.

Michael27 (2290) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2017
Aus der Flasche getrunken (Händlerlieferung). Schönes Amber mit feiner Schaumkrone. Für ein Schankbier ziemlich bitter, leichte Fruchtnoten fehlen mir.

tlind2 (1768) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2017
Bottle. Deep golden color, white head. Metallic aroma. Fairly clean, malty flavor with some floral hops and a bready finish. Medium-light body, medium-light carbonation. Not bad for the ABV.

luttonm (6648) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2017
Bottle in Oxford at Andrew and Rachel’s wedding. Copper amber pour, fair head. Cardboard and light bitter grain. Mediocre and boring flavor. Easy drink but nothing unique. Fair.

drmet (1007) - GERMANY - JUN 22, 2017
L: -pours a clear golden-orange with a medium,frothy,white head -medium carbonation visible S: -honey,toffee,grapefruit,spicy,grainy the nose + a toasty finish -medium bitterniss for the style F: -medium carbonation -light body O: A pretty solid English Bitter.

Leighton (22054) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2017
Bottle at home in Hackney - sourced from Ocado. Pours clear gold with a creamy, white head. The nose has sun-kissed pale bread, a little dough, faint lemon. Light sweet flavour with notes of pale grains, straw, citrus peel. Light bodied with average carbonation. OK balance to finish, some cereal, biscuits, dried dough, hay, mild bitterness. Very basic but it drinks fine.

Quack-Duck (9490) - Down South, GERMANY - NOV 18, 2015
bottle from Bierpost. Clear golden with a mid-sized white head. Malty with nice fruity hops. Light and refreshing summer beer.

sound67 (776) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUL 2, 2015
Maker: Hook Norton Brewery, Hook Norton, United Kingdom *** Beer: Hooky (bottled, unfiltered, 500ml) *** Style: Bitter *** ALC.VOL.: 3.5% *** "A subtly balanced, golden bitter, hoppy to the nose, malty on the palate - the classic session beer, eminently drinkable." [brewery note] *** Colour: Bright hazy amber; medium,m creamy head. *** Nose: Bready malts, dried figs. Yeast. *** Texture: Medium body, not too watery. Moderate carbonation. *** Taste: Floral notes and dried figs at the start, with yeasty notes present, too. Butterscotch. Mildly sweetish. More floral towards the middle, with increasing bitterness. Some fruit retained in the finale, along with hoppy bitterness and sweet malts for balance. Medium long aftertaste of malts and hops. *** Impressions: Surprisingly characterful for such a low ABV ale. Refreshing, quaffable. Superior British "standard" bitter.

sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2015
Poured medium amber with an off white head. Aroma of nuts, dark fruit and bitter hops. Light body, flavour is lightly sweet, moderately bitter.

sdmmb (1976) - BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2015
Drunk from a 50cl bottle in Ditchley, UK. Pale, golden, hoppy ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Fukito (1059) - Santiago, CHILE - NOV 15, 2014
Clear golden color with some orange hues. Aroma is very restrained fruity yeastiness flavor is soft pale malt with some apricot and floral hops. Light palate, easy drinking and refreshing.

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