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The Hook Norton Brewery Co Ltd
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Brewery Lane
Hook Norton OX15 5NY
Telephone: +44 (0) 1608 730384
Brewer: James Clarke
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Notes

Opened: 1849

U.S. Importer: Shelton Brothers

Contributors: Mario Kornmesser, John Adams

Hook Norton still uses horse-drawn wagons to make local deliveries.

Updated: June 13, 2017

Beer List

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    3.40% abv.
    Awards:
    • Date: June 24, 2003 (#4910)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Discount Liquor, Milwaukee WI
      Score: 15 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Golden amber, slight haze. High carbonation, thick head. Toasty-sweet malt aroma, like graham crackers. Light creamy body. Lots of toasty-sweet malt, and some English hop flavor à la Samuel Smith's. Very mild bitterness in the mostly-malty finish.

  • 3.00% abv.

  • 4.80% abv.

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    4.80% abv.
    Awards:
    • Date: May 25, 2008 (#7073)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Beertopia, Omaha NE
      Score: 19 points
      Appearance (3)
      Very dark red. Huge head.
      Aroma (3)
      Intensely chocolatey, mildly roasty aroma.
      Mouthfeel (10)
      Medium body, smooth. Huge chocolate malt flavor, followed by a sweet roastiness and just a touch of hop bitterness.
      Overall Impression (3)
      Real nice beer.

  • Light American Wheat Beer with Yeast
    4.30% abv.

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    (Special) Best Bitter
    4.00% abv.
    • Date: June 23, 2003 (#4909)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Discount Liquor, Milwaukee WI
      Score: 18 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Golden-amber. Thick head. Fruity, toasty, earthy aroma. Light-medium body. Nicely malty. Lots of dark fruity esters. Very mild hop flavor and bitterness. Nice clean mildly sweet finish.

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    English-Style (Extra Special) Strong Bitter
    5.00% abv.

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    Ordinary Bitter
    3.50% abv.
    Awards:
    • Date: May 25, 2008 (#7074)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Beertopia, Omaha NE
      Score: 18 points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright golden. Huge head.
      Aroma (3)
      Clean, sweet, biscuity malt.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Light, creamy body. Sweet, biscuity malt flavor start to finish.
      Overall Impression (3)
      Very tasty clean beer.

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    (Special) Best Bitter
    4.10% abv.

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    Hook Norton Twelve Days
    Sweet Stout or Cream Stout
    5.50% abv.
    Awards:

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    Old Hooky
    (Special) Best Bitter
    4.60% abv.

  • Steaming On
    Smoke-Flavored Beer
    4.40% abv.