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Seasonal Range 2017

Hook Norton Brewery produces a range of seasonal cask ales - designed to reflect the changing seasons and the demands of our drinkers. Every seasonal ale uses the finest ingredients and each has a character of its own - allowing us to provide something new at the bar - all year round.

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January Joker (4.0% ABV)

A dry ale for a dry January. Amber malt and golden hops deliver a light and dry to the finish beer.

Available on the bar January.

See: Pale, amber
Smell: Hoppy, citrus
Taste: Light, dry

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Double Stout 4.8% ABV

Available in bottles all year. A blend of malts gives Double Stout a character all of its own. Black malt enriches the colour and teases the palate with an unmistakable ‘toast’ flavour. Brown malt gives it the dryness.

James Clarke Talks Double Stout

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Available on the bar January / February.
Available in 500ml bottles all year round.

See: Dark ebony
Smell: Coffee, liquorice, roasted
Taste: Burnt, oaky, dry
Awards

World Beer Awards 2010 - Gold
World Beer Awards 2011 - Europe’s Best Dry Stout
Brewing Industry International Awards 2011 - Silver
International Beer Challenge 2015 - Silver

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Nice Try (3.8% ABV)

Crouch, bind and enjoy! A smooth malty, light fruit aroma amber beer for easy drinking. Brewed to celebrate all that's great about rugby, a beautifully balanced beer. Easy drinking for the full 80 minutes and beyond.

Available on the bar February.

See: Bronze, auburn
Smell: Malty, moreish, light fruit
Taste: Mellow, malty, bittersweet

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Hop to it (3.8% ABV)

A perfect blend of Challenger and Jester Hops, built on a bed of Maris Otter Malt, and a sprinkling of Cara Malt. Light and quaffable.

Available on the bar March and April

See: Pale, amber
Smell: Soft fruit with a hint of citrus
Taste: Fruit, citrus

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168 (6.8% ABV)

Brewed to celebrate 168 years of brewing here at Hooky. So why not brew one at 6.8%?

Available on the bar May.

See: Reddish brown
Smell: Fruity
Taste: Spicy

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Mane Tail (3.7% ABV)

Crisp and refreshing lychees and a minty green tea taste with a subtle splattering of pineapple.

Available on the bar May / June.

See: Pale, golden straw
Smell: Lychees, pineapple, green tea
Taste: Fruity, Zesty, dry

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Haymaker 5.0% ABV

A strong pale ale of distinctive taste. Plenty of Goldings hops during the brewing give it a certain something extra - like sunshine dancing on the tongue.

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Available on the bar July.

Available in 500ml bottles all year round.

See: Dark, bronze
Smell: Apple, fruity, hoppy
Taste: Rich, sweet, fruity

Awards:
International Beer Challenge 2009 – Gold
International Beer Challenge 2013 - Silver
International Beer Challenge 2015 - Silver

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Harvest Hop (3.9% ABV)

Light and fruity, with a cosmopolitan hop burst, ideal summer refreshment. An al-fresco beer, serve as an aperitif, enjoy with a summer salad, and as a cleansing ale before retiring.

Available on the bar July / August.

See: Pale amber
Smell: Light fresh fruit
Taste: Full, smooth, dry finish

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Copper Ale (3.9% ABV)

Rich and Red with a twist of fruits like plum, this warming beer is ideal to be savoured in front of a log fire.

Available on the bar September / October.

See: Rich red
Smell: Roasted, fruit, spice
Taste: Plum, warming, roaunded

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Flagship 5.3% ABV

An Indian Pale ale with a fruity mouth feel and a distinctive sweet aroma. Beers like this are what the Empire was refreshed on.

Richard Hughes talks Flagship

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Available on the bar October.
Available in 500ml bottles all year round.

See: Light bronze
Smell: Marmalade, fruit
Taste: Full, rich, orange zest

Awards:
International Beer Challenge 2012 - Silver
International Beer Challenge 2015 - Silver
International Beer Challenge 2016 - Silver

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Greedy Goose (4.2% ABV)

A delightfully full flavoured beer, rich to the palate and displaying a rounded fruity aroma with hints of dark fruit, punching above its weight, this is a great beer for both the goose and the gander..

Available on the bar November / December.
See: Dark, copper-red
Smell: Blackcurrant, soft fruit
Taste: Rich, dry, nutty

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Twelve Days 5.5% ABV

A strong dark brown beer, offering a dominantly malty palate with nutty overtones, giving way to a lyrical sweetness that speaks for its strength.

James Clarke talks Twelve Days

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Available on the bar December.
Available in 500ml bottles all year round.

See: Dark, red, brown
Smell: Rich fruit, sultanas
Taste: Full, malty, slight nuttines

Awards
World Beer Awards 2015 - United Kingdom's Best Strong Dark Beer
International Beer Challenge 2009 - Gold Medal
International Beer Challenge 2011 - Silver Medal
International Beer Challenge 2013 - Silver Medal
International Beer Challenge 2015 - Silver Medal
International Beer Challenge 2016 - Silver Medal

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