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Hobsons Up ’n’ Down

Brewed by Hobsons
Style: Bitter
Cleobury Mortimer, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask, & Bottled
Hobsons Brewery is pleased to announce it has been commissioned by the Shropshire Hills AONB partnership to brew a special beer to promote the walking with Offa initiative. The new ale named ’Up ’n’ Down - Offa’s Taste Frontier is being launched at the Clun Valley Beer Festival on Friday 5th October.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2015

Cask (handpump) @ Earl of Essex, 25 Danbury Street, Islington, Greater London, England N1 8LE.

[ As Hobsons Up ’n’ Down ].
Light unclear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, light to moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, malty, grassy, malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130817]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Holmen2 (2180) - NORWAY - MAR 16, 2014
Unclear straw coloured. Huge, Belgian-style head at first. Not at all like an English bitter. Good and pleasant aroma of English hops, although slightly sour. Similar taste. A refreshing and highly drinkable beer, but not as good as a proper English bitter. To be reserved for a nice English summer’s day with 25 degrees, no rain and blue skies. I.e. may be stored for decades.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Holmen1 (3898) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 16, 2014
Flaske på Holmens aktivitetsdag mars-14: højt skum, dette ser helt belgisk ut! Aromaen (når den har kjempet seg opp gjennom skummet) dufter mildt og behagelig. Altfor lys til å være en engelsk bitter, så her trekker virkeliog utseende ned (selv om det ellers ville fått 4). Bruser såpass i munnen at den ikke minner om en bitter, men frisk sursyrlig smak gjør at den allikevel sklir lett over drøvelen. Kanskje caskversjonen oppfører seg annerledes - i så fall er den en god tørsteslukker for walking the hills.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ClubGonzo (4888) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2013
Bottle from Vaaland Spesialbutikken Ølutsalg, Bryne. Pours a slightly hazy bubbly golden body with a medium creamy white head. Nose is strawberries, pale malts, wet grass and hints of fruity ale notes. Taste is peaches, pears, wet grass and hints of pale malts and bitter herbs in the finish. Light to medium body, medium carbonation. Pretty boring, but fairly drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (8699) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2013
Bottle from the Hop Pocket, Bishops Frome, Worcestershire, consumed at home Thurday 30th August 2013 Pours light hazy gold with healthy white head. Soft in mouth, a little vanilla, bit creamy, bitterness is measured. Tasty decent golden ale. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov13 3.4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (11929) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2013
Bottled, 500ml from The Co-Op, Banbury. Gold with white head. A bit of a gusher on opening, plenty of life happening in that bottle. Thinnish, lagery type beer with a light lemony note, juice rather than zest, thin crisp lagery malt. It’s ok for a beer to watch England beat Scotland, which made it slightly more enjoyable. As I did a fair bit of Offa’s Dyke in April I think I earned this one, and believe me, it does go up ’n’ down.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
minutemat (2904) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2013
500ml bottle from Ludlow Food Centre, sipped whilst waiting for my phone to charge at a campsite. A light and breazy ale, very mild malts with a tantalising sniff of citrus. Nothing to write home about.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (3330) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle conditioned. A gusher. Golden beer with small head after a very lively pour with floating chunks of sediment. Aroma is citrus hops and a bit of bread. Taste is also citrus hops and bready with dry malts. This beer tasted quite good. Would it have tasted better without the sediment?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gorm (1900) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2013
Gyllen uklar farve med hvit-beige skum som ligger. God sitrusduft. Søtlig mak av sitrus. Moderat bitterhet. Ølutsalg.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nilsas (2511) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2013
Friks duft av citrus m.m. friskt fint tynt skum som ligger. fin frisk smak av citrus. Et godt øl som kan benyttes til det mste.

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