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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: 24   MEAN: 2.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.43   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Unknown origin Itís 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 Ďsquaresí for 14 days before being transferred into horizontal lagering tanks sunk deep beneath the brewery back in 1835.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
MrBlueSky93 (275) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (1134) - 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 isnít 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 Iíll be having another one.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Stuu666 (5345) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Can at Craigís. Pours piss yellow, nose is grassy, unpleasant, taste is similar, dull toffee.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Marduk (3318) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 31, 2015
330ml can. Clear yellow color. Small size, white head, stays. Malty, sweet aroma. Dito the taste. Starchy taste. Never again!

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
FatPhil (9905) - 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, itís almost as bad as the Brainless Brewing Pistoff Head. Finish is a bit harsh and acrid, hops biting, but thereís no fullness to the hops at all, so itís disappointing. Not a disaster, but they wouldnít need to tweak the recipe much for it to become so.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (8036) - 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 (43) - 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 Iíd never heard of before, unfortunately the execution didnít 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 (610) - 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 didnít come

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4148) - 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 wouldnít try it again.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ragnampiza (586) - 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 itís there, in the far far background. Fortunately not off-putting. Itís in the mouth, imho, where the disaster begins: itís way too sweet, that typical AAL artificial sweetness. Thereís 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 thatís best I could say about this beer. Nice can tho.


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