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Tasting notes

At Hooky we aim to produce beers that are not only of the highest quality and provenance but that have a full and complex balance of flavours.
The notes below show that we have a range of beers that to suit the tastes of drinkers of today

HOOKY BITTER clip (thinner font larger brewery) for Willis

Hooky 3.5% ABV (2.1 units per pint)

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

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Light bronze

World Beer Awards 2010 Winner ‘Best Bitter in Europe’

BIIA 2011 - Gold

International Beer Challenge 2011 - Silver

International Beer Challenge 2014 - Silver

International Brewing Awards 2015 - Gold

World Beer Awards 2015 - Bronze

International Beer Challenge 2015 - Bronze

International Beer Challenge 2016 - Bronze

Smell

Marmalade, fruit

Taste

Full, rich, orange zest

Bitter

four_rating

Sweet

three_half
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Old Hooky 3.5% ABV (2.6 units per pint)

A beautifully balanced beer, fruity by nature, with a well rounded body and the suggestive echo of Crystal Malt

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Tawny red

International Beer Challenge 2009 - Gold

Voted ‘Best Beer in the World’ by The Independent (2010)

International Beer Challenge 2014 - Silver

International Brewing Awards 2015 - Silver

Smell

Malty, fruity

Taste

Fruity, sweet moreish

Bitter

four_star

Sweet

three_half
Hooky Mild

Hooky Mild 2.8% ABV (1.6 units per pint)

A dark chestnut coloured ale, full of roast malt flavours, and complemented with superb dry-hop aromas from East Kent Goldings.

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Dark, ruby

World Beer Awards 2015 - Gold


International Beer Challenge 2015 - Bronze

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Smell

Roasted barley

Taste

Soft, dark fruity

Bitter

four_star

Sweet

three_half
Double Stout

Double Stout 4.8% ABV (2.8 units per pint)

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.

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Dark ebony

World Beer Awards 2010 - Gold

World Beer Awards 2011 - Europe’s Best Dry Stout

Brewing Industry International Awards 2011 - Silver

International Beer Challend 2015 - Silver

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Smell

Coffee, liquorice, roasted

Taste

Burnt, oaky, dry

Bitter

four_star

Sweet

three_half
Hooky Gold

Hooky Gold 4.1% ABV (2.4 units per pint)

A very pale, crisp beer, with a hoppy character. A fruity aroma and a pleasant, light taste.

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Pale golden

SIBA Midlands Beer Competition 2012 - Gold

International Beer Challenge 2016 - Bronze

International Beer Challenge 2015 - Bronze

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Smell

Citrus, fruit, delicate spice

Taste

Fruity, zesty

Bitter

four_star

Sweet

three_half
Flagship

Flagship 5.3% ABV (3.0 units per pint)

An India Pale ale style of beer with a fruity mouth feel and a distinctive sweet aroma.

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Light bronze

International Beer Challenge 2012 - Silver

International Beer Challenge 2015 - Silver

International Beer Challenge 2016 - Silver

 haymaker

Smell

Marmalade, fruit

Taste

Full, rich, orange zest

Bitter

four_star

Sweet

three_half
Twelve Days

Twelve Days 5.5% ABV (3.2 units per pint)

A strong brown beer, with a malty palate and nutty overtones, that give way to a lyrical sweetness.

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Dark, red, brown

International Beer Challenge 2009 - Gold Medal

International Beer Challenge 2011 - Silver Medal

International Beer Challenge 2013 - Silver Medal

International Beer Challenge 2015 - Silver Medal

World Beer Awards 2015 - United Kingdom's Best Strong Dark Beer

International Beer Challenge 2016 - Silver Medal

 twelvedays

Smell

Rich fruit, sultanas

Taste

Full, malty, slight nuttiness

Bitter

four_star

Sweet

three_half