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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 2.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sm89walt (1947) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2016
330ml can. A clear golden colour with a lasting, creamy-frothy white head leaving a soapy lace. Aromas of grain, sweet-accented pale malt, citrus and grassy hop. Similar to taste with a firm, light- to mid-weight palate and a soft to moderate length and intensity hop bitterness to finish.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
The_Osprey (6362) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2016
330ml can at home in Richmond as ’HOBO Beer + Co Craft Czech Lager’, 5.1%, BB Oct 2016. Celebration beer. Translucent orange, sparkling, foamy cratered beige head. Aroma is wet cardboard, soapy water, cereal grains, papier mache. Body is light, tingly carbonation, a little frothy. Taste has more cardboard, tangy metalics, corn, thin malts. It may be made in a more interesting way than most modern pale lagers, but the end result is more of the same. Grew on me.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Rune (11123) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 24, 2016
330ml can at Village Underground enjoying the live concert with Giant Sand & Jason Lytle. Did not see the colour of the beer, feels pale golden. Metallic smell with grass and grain. Similar taste of grass and cereal. Sweet ending. Drinkable (London 11.04.2016).

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (5241) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2016
Can at the Queens Arms. Golden with a decent head. Light lemon and corn on nose and taste. Light bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. A decent example of the style.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Evilkniamhel (554) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 26, 2016
From can at queens arms. Nose of bread, citrus fruit, resin. Taste follows nose.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AWS9 (637) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2016
Can. Something odd about declaring yourself a craft beer... anywho, pale straw pour with slight foamy head. Some reasonably sharp hops here, fairly clean tasting, gets a little acidic at the end. Hardly a winner, but not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (4312) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
MrBlueSky93 (524) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, 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 (2334) - Cambridge, 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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Stuu666 (10626) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Can at Craig’s. Pours piss yellow, nose is grassy, unpleasant, taste is similar, dull toffee.


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