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

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unknown

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available

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
Officially launched May 2006 as a Spring seasonal called Gold. Name changed later to Hooky Gold.
A very pale, crisp beer, confidently displaying its hop character. The first Hook Norton beer to feature American hops. A fruity aroma and a pleasant, light taste.

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (15575) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 29, 2017
Draught (Castle Tavern, Oxford)
Nice sweet malty aroma. Light popped corn in the taste. Feels good in the mouth, fullish, but refreshing. Pleasantly crisp golden ale, really enjoyed, and it was on top form too.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
john44 (3000) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2017
Cask. Pale, zesty, very citrus-hoppy beer. Rather tart and astringent. Citrus-hoppy finish. Not really to my taste. (2008)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fatehunter (2518) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2016
Pours a finger of head on a clear straw body. Aroma is lemon zest. Taste is a bit lemony bitter. Texture is fairly crisp.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (6851) - rebro, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2014
On tap at a pub in Oxford. Fruity and malty smell. Similar taste. Noticeable bitterness but mellow. Doesnt stand out.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
badcat73 (27) - - OCT 11, 2013
Golden , lightly zesty with short bitter after taste. Short lived head. Fresh piney aroma. Cask pulled at the Swan hotel Leighton Buzzard

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (5352) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2013
Cask by handpump at Prestwick Pioneer - clear deep golden, thin bubbly white head, very weak wheaty aroma, no lacing, rather bland, grainy texture, easy to drink

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (20222) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 29, 2011
Cask at Cockney Pub, rhus, as Hooky Norton Golden Ale, 4.8% ABV
Hazy blond color, thin creamy head. Grassy aroma, earthy; not strong but pleasant. Good dry toffee flavor, with good hopping, lightly fruity. Very pleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2011
Cask. Pours an almost clear golden with a dense off-white head leaving excellent laces. A little sweet malt and fruit in the nose. Medium body, low carbonation, fruity and minerally with a dry and hoppy finish atop a light sweetness. A pleasant quaffer. 190111

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2010
At the Cockney Pub, Aarhus, DK. Cask, 081210. Golden with small head. Aroma of citrus and fruit. Flavor with malt, spices and malt

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense N, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2010
Pours cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma is crisp malt, citrus and flowery hop. Flavour is malt, medium citrus and flowery hop.


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