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HOBO Beer Craft Czech Lager

HOBO Beer Craft Czech Lager
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HOBO Beer + Co.
Brewed at Brauerei Nemo Namenlos

Style: Pale Lager
London, England

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 2.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Unknown origin 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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (7618) - 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.

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
dsmith4 (42) - 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.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
pricey290483 (507) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4114) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ragnampiza (545) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - JAN 6, 2014
330 ml can from Ales By Mail, poured in a pint glass. Light golden yellow, pretty clear, with a nice off-white head. Looks inviting. Aroma of grain, wet grass, light caramel and a hint of booze. Not much hoppiness but it’s there, in the far far background. Fortunately not off-putting. It’s in the mouth, imho, where the disaster begins: it’s way too sweet, that typical AAL artificial sweetness. There’s a sharp bitterness as well, but lasting maybe half a second. Malt forward aftertaste, some biscuits, and again grain. The body is pleasent, almost medium, and the carbonation is lively. Slightly above the macro staff, and not inoffensive per se, but that’s best I could say about this beer. Nice can tho.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamestulloch (1637) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 31, 2013
Can from Drinkmonger. Clear golden body with microscopic yeast flecks floating around. Medium white head. Very light carbonation. Nice lacing. Aroma of earthy hops, herbs and cake mix. Soft bitter flavour of biscuit, honey and hay. Very drinkable. Medium body with an oily texture. Light carbonation fizz. A very tasty, well made Lager with an excellent mouthfeel.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mR_fr0g (4156) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2013
Can at home in the sun from whole foods. Peppery sweet pilsner grain aroma. Clear golden straw colour with a long lasting white froth. .flavour in sweet nutty grain. Slight Nobel hop. The flavours are a bit muddy and subdued.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
kwik-lime (1395) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2013
Can - which is in itself pretty unusual in a pub - from Woody’s in Kingston. Really grainy lager, quite grassy and overcarbonated. Not my thing at all.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
lusikka (6603) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2013
330 ml can.
Pours a clear yellow colour with a massive foamy head. Aroma is a bit sweet with some caramel notes, grass and cereal. Flavour of grainy malts, butter, sweet caramel, grassy and earthy bitterness and weak fruitiness. Light bodied, high carbonation and a grassy grainy finish. Drinkability is very good. This is just a bulky pale lager, although not a bad one at all.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (12175) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2013
Can at home in London - picked up at Whole Foods Kensington. Pours clear, yellow-gold, effervescent, with a moderate, creamy white head. Grainy malts in the nose, some cereal, dry hay. Light to medium sweet flavor, some further husky cereal grains, light bitter hay, biscuits and dough, slight metallic bite. Light bodied with average carbonation. Pretty clean to finish, some sugary pale malts, lightly dirty hay bitterness, cereal, husky grains. A pretty simple pale lager. Easy drinking hot weather beer.


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