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Hogs Back Brooklands Gold Star (Cask)


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Formerly brewed at Hogs Back
Style: Bitter
Tongham, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask and bottle: Unfiltered. Special - 2007.
Brewed to celebrate the centenary of Brooklands racing circuit.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
renffisch (891) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2008
Nose very typical fruity hogs back. Dark chestnut colour, fine off-white head. Not impressive, quite dull, very long bitter finish, little bit of treacle but well overpowered by the very bitterness of it all. ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Garrat (1334) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2009 Bottle.Chestnut with a small head,aroma is fruity and musty with old wood and leather,taste has tartness with dark fruits,orange marmalade,leather oak dry and spicy with a long dry bitter finish and some smoke,my senses are fully satisfied,a great experience and im still smiling.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2007
BCA. Sweet toffeeish malts with hints of richer roast flavours. A bit of the usual Hogs Back yeast flavour which can be slightly offputting to me. Drinkable enough but not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9949) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2007
Bottle. Copper with a small head. Aromas are malty with cookies. Some pear and spices. Flavours are sweet toffee and chocolate with pear and some citrus. Dry on the finish. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21897) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 5, 2007
Bottle at home, thanks to my mate Bill for this ... Good copper colour... light fruit nose ... Decent enough main beer , little balanced fruit malt but its too drying bitter in linger for me... decent enough session ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2007
Bottle. A boring bitter. Balanced beween the hop and the malt. Boring, grainy, lightly sweet mouthfeel. Some chemically type stuff happening in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2007
Cask handpull at the Wetherspoons in Kingston. Reddish amber colour. Hogs Back yeasty aroma, plenty of deep red berry fruit in mouth and then harsh, but balanced brambly hedgerow hop finish that lasted for a good 5 minutes in the mouth. Malts are hedgerow and berry fruits that are juicy and mix well with this harsh hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (6075) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2007
Cask at the Monks Retreat (JDW), Reading. Chstnut with a deep creamy beige head; citrus aromas; fruity and sharp with a predominantly orange flavour, but smooth and creamy and easy to drink; leaves a lingering bitterness.

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