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Hogs Back Advent Ale

Brewed by Hogs Back
Style: Mild Ale
Tongham, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Cask ; Seasonal - December.
Previously available Bottle Conditioned
A Winter Warmer.
A red-brown easy to drink winter ale. Tasting of dark malts and roasted barley, with a hint of liquorice flavour. Ideal for the run up to Christmas

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ansjelaah (1747) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle @home. Brown color with a beige head. Smells malty, sweet, herbs, bit roasty. Tastes watery, malty, sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (6524) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 29, 2014
500ml bottle. Clear, dark mahogany colour, light ruby red glimmer, with small, frothy, diminishing, minimally lacing, beige head. Fruity, malty aroma, notes of red fruit, i.e. red berries, cherries, bramble. Taste is minimally sweet malty, a touch of dark bread, cautious hop bitterness, disguised fruitiness (red fruit); super soft palate. Simple, easy to drink, very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CraftBeerNick (1962) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle at home, 29th November 14. Aroma is caramel, some malts. Taste is thin, caramel, malts not much hopping, some spice, OK

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25464) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2014
Cask (backlog). Deep ambery brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, some liquorice as well as mild toated notes. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, some mild ripe fruits along with caramel and some slight wooden notes. Mellow and nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2013
500ml bottle. Had this last year. From memory, pours amber with thin head. Both aroma and taste are in keeping with a winter beer. lots of spices and malts. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rob_D_UK (1369) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 27, 2013
On sale at the brewery for £1.50 at the moment. Pours chestnut with a tan head that disappears to the edge of the glass. A bit of fruit in the aroma and a sweet taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2012

Cask (handpump) @ Market Porter, 9 Stoney Street, Southwark, London, Greater London, England SE1 9AA.

Clear dark to medium red brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, berry, light spicy, sour milk notes. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet, light light acidic and light to moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120115]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
essexcalf (172) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2012
(Bottle) Very deep red-brown. Thin, persisting, cream-brown head. Very light carbonation. Aroma is woody, nutty, whisky, some dark, vinous fruit, but mainly dry, woody, terpenoid, licorice and some choc. Taste initially tangy hops and sweet milk choc, with a bit of iron/metal, followed by dry licorice bite, good bitter balance, finishing dry. Bit too dry for me, but drinkable. Not a big aftertaste, just hints of dark malt and choc. Bit astringent, mid-light body, slight creaminess, but mostly watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18706) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2011
Cask at The Crosse Keys, JDW, London. Pours dark, amber-brown with a frothy, off-white cap. The aroma holds toasted sugars, sweet malts and caramel. Flavor is medium sweet with a creamy, toffee and caramel character. There is some toast, grapes and other ripe fruits, dough, jam. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet, slightly sticky finish with mostly toasted caramel and doughy bread. Not a great beer by any means, but there are some fun aspects to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (13389) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2010
Bottle Conditioned, 500ml from Notcutts Garden Centre, Oxford. Deep chestnut with a ring of head. Sweet malted biscuits came to mind, the one’s with the tractor picture on them, then a wine like fruitiness, grapes, hints of yeasty spice, some roasty notes. Maybe a little underpowered for a Christmas Ale but reasonably tasty.

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