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HOBO Beer Craft Czech Lager



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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 2.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.46   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
It’s a traditional Czech lager brewed in the Northern Bohemian town of Zatec using a trio of Czech Saaz hops. Brewed using a double decoction mash (an intensive approach that gives the beer a fuller body) and three stages of Saaz hopping in copper kettles, Hobo is fermented in open fermentation ‘squares’ for 14 days before being transferred into horizontal lagering tanks sunk deep beneath the brewery back in 1835.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (2787) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
330ml can from Sell Fridges. Drunk straight from the can like a real life hobo. Decent, balanced lager with a settled malt sweetness. Good train beer. Enjoyed this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
MrBlueSky93 (503) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle from Selfridges. Pours deep golden with a two finger white head on it. Aroma of malt, light fruit flavours, hoppy touch. Initial taste of biscuity malt, hoppy flavours afterwards, lemon, orange, a nice bitterness too. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (1560) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2015
Can from Prince Regent, Cambridge.weirs heavy yellow-orange colour. Goes flat quite quickly. Peach, citrus, cereal in the aroma. Taste isn’t bad: sweet and malty without much of the sickly flavour that comes with mid strength lagers. Ok, the taste is little sickly. But all and all refreshing and not as bad as most lagers. Not that I’ll be having another one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Stuu666 (7343) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Can at Craig’s. Pours piss yellow, nose is grassy, unpleasant, taste is similar, dull toffee.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Marduk (4239) - Reval, ESTONIA - JAN 31, 2015
330ml can. Clear yellow color. Small size, white head, stays. Malty, sweet aroma. Dito the taste. Starchy taste. Never again!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
FatPhil (11546) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 30, 2015
330ml can (Cambridge Wine Merchants, Cambridge)
Crappy sweet pale lager aroma, corny. Some roughness, a bit metallic. Sweet corny pale lager taste, but with some metallic malts. Starchy. Not totally clean, but not nasty either. Yay, I carried this in my luggage for serveral thousand kilometers, it’s almost as bad as the Brainless Brewing Pistoff Head. Finish is a bit harsh and acrid, hops biting, but there’s no fullness to the hops at all, so it’s disappointing. Not a disaster, but they wouldn’t need to tweak the recipe much for it to become so.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (9796) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2014
Can at some random event at Farah Vintage. It pours lightly hazy pale gold with a small white head. The nose is sweet, grainy, cereal, paper and mixed dried herbs. The taste is crisp, bitter, grassy, sweet grainy, dough, light herbal, cereal, earth and some metallic action with a drying, grassy finish. Medium body and average carbonation. OK for the style I guess, but is definitely trying to jump on the craft beer bandwagon without being a craft beer so to speak.....Passable lagery stuff.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
dsmith4 (44) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2014
Can at MeatLiquor, London. This is NOT a craft beer by my definition, a very disappointing beer, I had high expectations as this was a beer I’d never heard of before, unfortunately the execution didn’t come anywhere near my expectations, it tastd like a standard lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
pricey290483 (712) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
had a can in meat liquor was ok not much of a smell not much of a taste not much to separate it from other lagers was hoping for more sadly it didn’t come

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4531) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2014
Can. Blonde with a small head. Slightly dry with more flavour than I had expected. Bought it from Selfridges in Birmingham. Reasonable but wouldn’t try it again.

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