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

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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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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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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (24350) - Ottawa, Ontario, - SEP 17, 2012
Bottled. Clear golden, mid sized head. Fruity nose. Mid sweet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Fruit and vanilla, some medicinal orange flavour. Light resiny bitterness.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
john44 (2698) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2017
Bottle. Pale Gold in colour. Hoppy; grassy & spicy hops. Fruity; zesty, citrus, grapefruit and lemon. Malty; light caramel and biscuity malts. Bitter, fairly sharp, citrus fruity throughout. Dry bitter hoppy finish. OK. Drinkable, but not really to my taste. (2009-12)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mister_Li (1172) - GERMANY - JAN 5, 2017
Leicht trbes goldfarben mit kleiner Schaumkrone. Malzig, leicht fruchtig, wrzig, reichlich blumig, sehr sffig.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (4276) - 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 (725) - 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 (413) - 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 (790) - 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 (9368) - 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 (731) - 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 (2041) - 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 (7185) - 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.


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