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


on tap


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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Generally bottle conditioned. Has been available occasionally in cask.
A tawny coloured well hopped full bodied ale with hints of roasted malt.
Ingredients: Maris Otter pale malt, crystal malt chocolate malt. Fuggles and Goldings hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
CH-303 (1977) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 27, 2008
Appearance: Bronze, little head. More when warmer. Cloudy. Sediments. Aroma: Fruit, orange. Little bit of malt. Taste: Bit of fruit. Pretty bitter afterwards. Info: 500ml bottle, 10/6-2006, 121/300

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 2, 2008
Tasted 02/06/2008. 500ml bottle from Regional Winesand Spirits. Pours a brilliant reddish amber with a tight creamy light tan head. I wonder where the yeast is on this bottle-conditioned ale and then notice big flocculant chunks at the bottom of the glass... a little 5-star magic there. Nutty, biscuit and caramel malt, milk chocolate, a little floral note off the yeast and a earthy, fruity, tea-like Golding aroma. Lovely! It’s a little tired in the mouth but carries through all of the above flavours with hefty, dominanant hop flavour (fuggles here too), a mild to firming bitterness and a perfectly gentle carbonation. This’d be a real cracker fresh, I reckon.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 18, 2007
Bright red in colour with thin cream colured head. Caramel aroma, well balanced malt and hops flavours, warm mouthfeel. Nothing too adventerous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7925) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2007
Bottle. Reddish-amber with next to no head. Fruity, marmalade aroma followed by flavours of fruit and sweet malt. Finish was moderately dry. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2007
Bottle. Clear deep amber with a thick yellowish head. Caramel aroma with hints of grass,berries and even milk chocolate. Berries taste move to the front, moving towards a caramel chocolatey finish. Decent hop bitterness. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10214) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2007
It’s a nice copper color and the head is moderate. The aroma is malty with notes of caramel and roasted malt. The flavour is delicious!! It has notes of roasted malt, fruit, a hint of caramel and a nice bitter and hoppy finish. Very tasty and nicely balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joe19612 (2594) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2007
Bottle condditioned. Lovely deep copper colour wih a thin white head. Plenty of aromas. A really good beer, plenty of malt and hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (5988) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2007
500ml bottle from Waitrose. A clear reddish gold colour with a fruity aroma; nutty, malty and sweet with a vegetable like finish. Smooth and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2007
Bottle. Aroma of sour malt and crystal malt. flavour is a bit thin, with a malty sweetness, and asome more crystal malt type flavours. Little in the way of hops in the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
cab (866) - DENMARK - FEB 10, 2007
Bottle.50cl. This one should only be served in cask, my best way describeing this beer, is to say it is bland. This beer is not a ESB, just going on the bitterness it has to be above 25 ibu and it is not.....? Alc has to be above 4.8 and it is not......? is this a English Ordinary Bitter....?

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