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


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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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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downender (8882) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2008
Cask-conditioned at the Inn on the Green, Bristol 18/7/08. Clear golden with a slight, white head. Aroma of hay and grassy hops. Easy drinking, with some slight malt sweetness, floral hops and a decent bitter finish. Good stuff.

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

harrisoni (19332) - 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.

Christian (13815) - 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.

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.

yespr (47545) - 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.

larsniclas (7217) - 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.

rlgk (18844) - 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.

berkshirejohn (6655) - 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.

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

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