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Hook Norton Hooky Bitter

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
GlobeCity, Central London30 Jan 2018
Ye Olde Reine Deer InnBanbury, Oxfordshire28 Aug 2013
King & QueenEast Malling, Kent01 Sep 2012
The SwanMaidstone, Kent05 Jul 2012
The ShakespeareBirmingham, West Midlands21 May 2012
The CastleMacclesfield, Cheshire18 May 2012
Hooden Smokehouse & Cellar (formerly Hooden on the Hill)Willesborough, Kent03 May 2012
The Crooked BilletWare, Hertfordshire21 Apr 2012
The Rising SunStanford-le-Hope, Essex23 Mar 2012
The Anglesey ArmsHalnaker, West Sussex20 Feb 2012
The Warren House InnPostbridge, Devon22 Jun 2011
The Flower PotMaidstone, Kent23 May 2011
Shakespeare InnHarbury, Warwickshire28 Mar 2011
The Honest MillerBrook, Kent16 Mar 2011
Bull InnWest Malling, Kent03 Feb 2011
Coat & BadgePutney, Greater London16 Oct 2010
The PiperKettering, Northamptonshire03 Oct 2009
The BearOxford, Oxfordshire09 Feb 2008
The Prestonville ArmsBrighton, East Sussex03 Mar 2007
The Basketmakers ArmsBrighton, East Sussex03 Mar 2007
The Yew Tree InnBarfrestone, Kent07 Oct 2006
The Doric ArchEuston, Central London01 Mar 2005

Tasting Summary

These comments are the opinion of the individual reviewer and represent what they thought of the beer on a particular day in a particular pub. If a review is less favourable, it may be because the beer suffered somewhere in the supply chain between them and the brewery.

Globe, City, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried30 Jan 2018

Ye Olde Reine Deer Inn, Banbury, Oxfordshire

Stephen HarrisNot Tried28 Aug 2013

King & Queen, East Malling, Kent

AlenomoreNot Tried01 Sep 2012

The Swan, Maidstone, Kent

AlenomoreGood05 Jul 2012 OK.
AlenomoreGood04 Jul 2012 Fair condition.

The Shakespeare, Birmingham, West Midlands

Philip PirripGood21 May 2012 Do you know this did not taste like Hooky Bitter but it was very drinkable. I wonder if it was Hooky Gold!

The Castle, Macclesfield, Cheshire

Philip PirripGood18 May 2012 Very fresh and slighty hazy - had only come on during the evening. Will improve with more conditioning. Top up given upon request.

Hooden Smokehouse & Cellar (formerly Hooden on the Hill), Willesborough, Kent

TrevorNot Tried03 May 2012 Not available
TrevorNot Tried03 Apr 2012

The Crooked Billet, Ware, Hertfordshire

PedroExcellent21 Apr 2012

The Rising Sun, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex

Stephen HarrisNot Tried23 Mar 2012

The Anglesey Arms, Halnaker, West Sussex

thebrewingmanGood20 Feb 2012

The Warren House Inn, Postbridge, Devon

StuNot Tried22 Jun 2011

The Flower Pot, Maidstone, Kent

PedroNot Tried23 May 2011
DosserNot Tried22 May 2011
PedroNot Tried20 May 2011

Shakespeare Inn, Harbury, Warwickshire

StephenGood28 Mar 2011 Great Improvement

The Honest Miller, Brook, Kent

TrevorAcceptable16 Mar 2011
TrevorExcellent16 Feb 2011 Enjoyable as ever.
TrevorGood02 Feb 2011 Pleasant flavour although a little cloudy
TrevorNot Tried19 Jan 2011
AndrewExcellent08 Jan 2011 Excellent condition. Nettly-hop, some caramel and a hint of sulphur. Excellent session bitter.
TrevorExcellent08 Jan 2011 A most enjoyable ale with a strong flavour
TrevorNot Tried05 Jan 2011

Bull Inn, West Malling, Kent

PedroGood03 Feb 2011

Coat & Badge, Putney, Greater London

CollisAcceptable16 Oct 2010

The Piper, Kettering, Northamptonshire

StephenGood03 Oct 2009 Mid Brown bitter clear well kept grain and fruit in the malt, floral grassy hop feel. Head lasted well and full of life in carbonation

The Bear, Oxford, Oxfordshire

IanGood09 Feb 2008 Very decent session bitter, touch of everything. Good mouthfeel.

The Prestonville Arms, Brighton, East Sussex

IanNot Tried03 Mar 2007

The Basketmakers Arms, Brighton, East Sussex

IanAcceptable03 Mar 2007 Copper colour with thin white head. Some of that Hook Norton distinctive flavour. Earthy bitter. Bit watery in body. Decent hoppy bit on finish. Lacks a bit of body. Citrus flavours are fine.

The Yew Tree Inn, Barfrestone, Kent

AndrewAcceptable07 Oct 2006 A orange malt flavour predominates in this pale golden beer. Sharp and intense orange bitter finish

The Doric Arch, Euston, Central London

IanNot Tried01 Mar 2005

Hook Norton Hooky Bitter

3.60% ABV.

A subtly balanced, golden bitter, hoppy to the nose, malty on the palate – the classic session beer, eminently drinkable.

We have tried this beer 18 times.

We have given this beer an average score of Good.

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