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

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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Pale, delicately fruity and refreshing. Hooky Gold is a beer which marries English tradition with American pizzazz. It is the first of our beers to use an American hop variety, Willamette, grown in Oregon, and having moderate bitterness with a spicy, noble hop aroma.

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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dermi (1157) - Helsinki, - FEB 10, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2012 Pours clear amber with a nice beige head. Aroma: Malt, mildly fruity with tones of hay. Taste: Medium sweet, light bitterness. Honey. Palate: Quite light body, noticeable carbonation, feels thin. Little too strong hopping. Ok.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (4183) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2016
Bottle from sainsburys, wednesfield. Golden beer with medium head. Aroma of biscuit, malts and floral hops. Taste is light pepper, floral, biscuit, malts and a little fruit. Nicely balanced. Good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
uckelman (684) - Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2016
Pours clear, golden. Off-white head with fine bubbles. Aroma is grassy/herby. Flavor is mostly grains. Medium bitter finish. Eh, ok.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerNinjaUK (332) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2016
500ml bottle from Sainsburys. Pours pale amber with rich head, leaves significant lacing. Aroma strong with treacle, lemons, shortbread and sherry. Really tasty brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LazyPyro (664) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2016
500ml bottle. Golden colour with a small dissipating white head. Aroma of fruity pale malts, herbal hoppy notes. Light malt and hop flavour, moderate bitter finish. Nothing special but nice, sessionable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quack-Duck (9207) - Down South, GERMANY - NOV 18, 2015
bottle from bierpost. Golden colour, smal white head. Fruity and malty with a herbal hoppy touch. Easy drinking ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sound67 (702) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUL 13, 2015
Maker: Hook Norton Brewery, Hook Norton, England *** Beer: Hooky Gold (bottled, 500ml) *** Style: Golden Ale *** ALC.VOL.: 4.2% *** "Pale, delicately fruity and refreshing. Hooky Gold is a beer which marries English tradition with American pizzazz. It is the first of our beers to use an American hop variety, Willamette, grown in Oregon, and having moderate bitterness with a spicy, noble hop aroma." brewery notes] *** Colour: Deep yellow golden, with a small, fluffy white head. *** Nose: Barley, floral hops, hay. *** Texture: Medium body, not really watery. A little grainy. Moderate carbonation. *** Taste: Strong floral hops *and* biscuity malts at the start. Very moderately bitter. Bitterness increases toward the middle, as it should. But the wee-sweet malts are still in there, balancing the beer. Hoppy bitterness in the finish, still very floral. Lasting, but very moderately bitter aftertaste. *** Impressions: Superior golden ale with a heftier than usual malt background. Still, very hoppy, not too thin. Straightforward (some people seem to taste fruit in there - not really, no!), very quaffable. Another solid effort from Hook Norton.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamaty (1988) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 5, 2015
Ambar, ligeramente turbia. Dos dedos de espuma blanca y cremosa. Aroma no muy marcado, a naranja. Cuerpo ligero y carbonatacin media. En boca predomina el amargor seco del lpulo. Naranja amarga que acaba en un final seco y ligeramente especiado. Tapa la agradable malta que se intuye. De todas formas est buena.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (7022) - Garching b. Mnchen, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle. Dark golden,heavily carbonated, offwhite creamy head. Light metalic hop aroma, earthy notes, hayish malt. Medium body, quite chewy, straw/grain, earthy and herbal quite bitter hops. Extreme session bitter.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
andriesradu (684) - ROMANIA - MAR 9, 2015
Pours clear golden/orange with no head. Aroma is malty, quite hoppy, fruity. Flavor is quite light with some notes of malt, citrus and light herbal. Decent

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
christhoel (286) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
floral, golden, clear, frothy, light sweetness, medium bitterness, light body, thin feel, average carbonation, bitter, . a nice pleasant beer a bottle from sainsburys its very nice to say it has a rather bitter finish to it


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