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

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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 it’s hop character. The first Hook Norton beer to feature American hops. A fruity aroma and a pleasant, light taste.

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2.9
evilsoc (191) - WALES - MAY 31, 2008
Bright golden colour. Not much maltyness just a fruity hit of willamette hops. simple but surprisingly enjoyable.

3
harrisoni (18436) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2008
Cask handpull at Wetherspoons, Folkestone. Well it’s gold, thin white bubbly head. It’s a faintly malty, faintly hoppy beer. Nice enough. Citrus orangey fruity flavours. Drinkable and quite likeable. Doesn’t exactly excite, but definitely drinkable.

2.9
Christian (13605) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2008 Cask/GBBF. Yellow with no head. Grass and butter in the aroma, and also a little apricot and orange. Sweet flavour with a hint of malt, dry finish with some bitterness.

3.5
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 23, 2007
Clearish golden yellow. The fine head is of a pure white colour and quite sticky. Well developed, if subtle, sandy, earthy golden ale that feels like a ray of sun. Firm grassy and floral bitterness that lasts for a long time after swallowing. Sharp mineral attributes, bready yeastiness. Mellow acidity. Fine medium body with soft bubbles reaches ideal balance between pleasurability and drinkability. Fine.

3.4
yespr (44810) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2007
From cask at charlies. Pours clear yellow with a little white head. Mild peach fruity aroma. Flavour holds a smooth fruity peach note and a mellow sweetness. Finish holds a nice mellow sweetness to the fruity hops. Quite refreshing.

2.7
larsniclas (7040) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2007
Cask at Charlie’s, Copenhagen. Pale golden. No head. Light aroma and flavour. Only some citrus and hops. Grassy and somewhat flourish. Flat.

2.4
rlgk (18847) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2007
(Cask at Charlies Bar, Copenhagen) Pale golden, no head. Fruity apple aroma. Watery fruity flavor, rather boring with some hops. Bitter finish.

3.3
berkshirejohn (6451) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2007
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell. Straw coloured with a small white head; fresh citrus aroma; smooth with sweet orange flavours; leading to a bitter marmalade finish. Tangy and easy to drink.

3.9
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2007
Tried this at the pear tree in Hook Norton. Fruity nose with a very crisp zesty flavour, i really enjoyed it, it’s a fine substitute for haymaker my favourite hook norton beer

3.4
oh6gdx (26482) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2007
[email protected] Deep golden colour, mediumsized beige creamy head. Aroma is bigtime flowery and fruity hops. Flavour is malts, some hops and slight nuts and mild grassyness. Aftertaste is quite earthy and mildly hoppy.


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