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Hogs Back Hogstar

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Brewed by Hogs Back
Style: Pilsener
Tongham, England

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
bottled, series
New English Lager
A new style of English Lager with a lot more flavour and aroma, using 5 different hops and matured for much longer than normal.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (16612) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2016
Bottle from Waitrose and drunk at home. Clear gold lasting white head. Some butter on the aroma some noble style hop too. Light diacetyl on aroma only really. Some toffee in the mouth . Is this a lager yeast? Not awful but not really good either. Does feel like an ale yeast though. Butter toffee for me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tom303 (111) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2016
Slightly darker gold, thin ish head, aroma slight sweet citrus fruit/herbal. Tastete to follow fairly bitter finish. Strong flavoured lager ale cross over type thing. I wouldn’t neck loads as strong on the flavour but Nice and bit different.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9505) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2016
Bottle, The William Wygston, Wigston. Golden with a a fluffy foam. Sweet grain with lemon and hints of apricot. Hints of orange. Nutty with grassy notes. Some gluey plastic notes. Not bad.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
minutemat (3651) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2016
330ml bottle @ JDW Montgomery’s Tower, Shrewsbury. Pours hazy orange, white head. Sweet marmalade nose. Continues to the taste with a sweet marmalade character. Doesn’t really appear to be standard lager. Bit too bitter and sweet for me. Couldn’t finish. Don’t like marmalade either.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlackHaddock (5658) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2016
330ml bottle from my local Wetherspoons on 10th March 2016. An average try at a Pilsner/Lager styles beer: looked fine, golden, clear and clean with a small white head. A little hop aroma and taste, but not a lot going on really. Hoped for better from a brewery I have praised before.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
imdownthepub (12606) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2016
Bottled, 330ml from a Wetherspoons. Gold with short white head. There is a wet cardboard, CO2 character to this but also a strong toffee, butterscotch boiled malt note. Really quite poor.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
AshtonMcCobb (4853) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2016
Bottle from the Standing Order. Appearance - golden with a nice head. Nose - lemon and caramel. Butterscotch? Taste - oh dear butterscotch confirmed. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a finish that could incredibly cloying. Overall - something not right with this.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SarkyNorthener (3799) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle@the avion, Aldridge. Golden beer head around rim of glass. Aroma is floral with some boiled sweet. Taste is floral, some hop bitterness and little sweetness. Ok.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
allmyvinyl (8721) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle up the white lady. Pours clear golden with a thin white head. Butterscotch and herbs on the aroma. Taste is sickly sweet. Not nice.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Towey1989 (1457) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2016
Bottle at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) Pours a clear amber colour with a fizzy white head. Aroma of grass, some orange, subtle bready malt but slightly husky. Taste of caramel, some bready malt, slight mineral, a little grapefruit, maybe orange and subtle grassy hops. Light bodied and moderate carbonation. A dry, crisp, slight orange and grassy hop bitterness in the finish. Weird aroma but the taste is actually quite nice. Sweet malts and slight citrus and grassy hops. Ok.


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