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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
1997 Champion Beer, Cambridge Beer Festival. Finalist 1998 GBBF Olympia. Bronze Award 1999 Beauty of Hops English Ale Awards. Named after T. Hobson Esq, Cambridge Carrier 1631, who let out horses to customers on a strict rotation basis - hence meaning ’The Only Choice’. A light golden bitter with a pronounced hop aroma, contributing to the refreshing bitter aftertaste.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (15360) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2005
Cask Conditioned
Amber color. Quite flat flavor, but very nice hoppy aroma and palate; a bit thin, dry mouthfeel, resinous.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2005
Distinctive hop and honey aroma. Cloudy golden beer with a good, long-lasting white head. Fruit and hops in the taste. Enjoyable beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2005
Cask @ The Fountain, Cambridge, UK. 27th May 2005
Golden. Big hoppy nose that transfer your thoughts to south germany. Just slightly vinegary. Thin body and very short aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2005
Polypin@Real Ale opening. A very solid bitter. Dry, malty, with light toffee and grainy flavours. Subtle, balanced, with some light bitterness, drinkable stuff.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - APR 26, 2005
[Cask conditioned] Golden coloured. Slightly fruity and hoppy aroma. Hoppy flavour with a bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2005
Bought in the bottle (bottle conditioned) from Tesco in Hunstanton, Norfolk. Hazy pale yellow colour. Quite fizzy for a bottle conditioned beer. Fresy & wheaty. Quite pleasent

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8323) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2004
Bottled. Golden with a small head. Aromas are sweet juicy and very hoppy - nice. Flavours are soft malts with citrus and more lucious hops. Very moreish. Good stuff.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DanielBrown (3925) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2004
Hand pumped at the Anchor, Birmingham. Yellow/brown - no head. Faint aroma of honey and lemon. Some fruit amongst the soft, bitterish flavour. Undoubtedly subtle, but in this case I thought it became bland. Nothing in particular here.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2004
An extremely palatable golden ale with bags of hops throughout. Not too complex but slips down very easily. Cask (handpump), Cambridge Blue, Cambridge.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrat (1303) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2006 Cask at the East Anglian Beer Festival.A highly drinkable,golden brew with a hoppy,fruity taste.Quite dry in the finish,a nice session ale.


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