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Hogs Back Charley Brewster’s Bundle

Formerly brewed at Hogs Back
Style: English Strong Ale
Tongham, England


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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
Bottle conditioned in 275ml bottles. Has occasionally appeared in cask.
Bronze coloured with a honeyed aroma and a full sweetish palate.
Ingredients: Maris Otter pale malt, crystal malt. Fuggles and Goldings hops.

Pernille's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, - JUL 25, 2005
Aroma almost like apples. Sort of sweet. Flavor is sweet and dry but not very exciting. Low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nybol (1431) - DENMARK - JUN 4, 2016
Den her i øl skulle være solgt senest for 4 år siden, om det er det, eller om det er at det er en Real ale, ved jeg ikke, men den var virkelig real flad! Nå, men vi antager at det var en fejl, så er der smagen tilbage. Den har en god fylde, men mangler noget maltet sødme og har efter min smag alt for lidt humle. Hverken bitterheden eller den lettere blomstersmag er der.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rob_D_UK (1369) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 8, 2013
Amber colour with a medium mostly lasting off white head. taste of fruits and malts. Bitter sweet finish. Good palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 21, 2011
Hazy copper colour with a crappy white spit head. Weak fruit malt aroma. Strong alcoholic malt flavour with a syrup texture. Little thin in flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evergreen0199 (3020) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2010
Bottle from the brewery. An orange/amber coloured pour with a smallish head. Fruity, caramel aroma. Tastes quite sweet, malty, dark fruit, caramel, honey. A nice drop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2010
Bottle from Rainhall Drinks Co, Accrington. Opened to drink a toast to Guy + Noo’s arrival of a wee bundle of joy. A reddy amber pour with minimal head. Nose was sweetish with apple and booze notes. Flavour had sweet malt, with more fruitiness and alcohol. A bit of spice and bitterness towards the finish. Drinkable, but somewhat forgettable fayre. Sorry Betsy, should have cracked a better one in your honour. ...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (11120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2010
A nice small 275ml bottle conditioned ale bought at The-real-ale-in-a-bottle-bar, GBBF 09. Comes with a brass-copper coloured foil around the neck and poured a bright amber coloured body, topped by a few bubbles to a thin, patchy surface. Sweet malts to the nose added by dark fruits. Dried fruits like raisin and apricot in flavour mingled with notes of caramel malts and with some spices, too. Warming alcohol and smooth in the mouth. Somewhat short on the finish. Rather sweet. Good, if not great (Tromsø, 15.02.2010).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2010
13th December 2008. Orange brown beer. Low carbonation. Dry palate. A litle malt and then citrus marmalade and orange. Dry finish with a pinch of spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2009
Bottle@Home. Quite fruity and malty aroma, between a Barley Wine and ESL. Light hazy, orange colour, beige small irregular head, no lace, oily. Very sweet, very malty, almost sugary, light fruity, bitter, hoppy in the finish. Full, sticky, oily mouth feel. It tastes like it needs some age to fully get it’s beauty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (12885) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2009
Cloudy golden with a small white head. Yeasty aroma with fruit and alcohol. Fruity flavour with a vineous alcohol feel

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (9596) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2009
Bottle from Wyevale garden centre, Bicester, Oxon, 19-04-09, consumed 21-04-09 Pours orange amber colour with a small fast departing off white head. Continuing the orange theme there is more than a nod to orange in the flavour department, with some bitterness being carried forth on a heavy blanket of alcohol, maybe the alcohol is showing a little too much. Its sweet and quite fruity but not as sweet as expected. Overall quite an enjoyable beer. A6 A3 F6 P3 Ov13 3.1

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