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


on tap


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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Cask: Regular, and bottle conditioned prior to 2012.
A malty pale golden beer with hints of banana and pineapple. An excellent balance of aroma and bittering hops followed by a long dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2012
August 17, 2012 - on handpull at The Charles Dickens - as Hogs Back Hop. Clear coppery gold with a small creamy off-white head. Smells like grassy corn syrup with a bit of alcohol - taste follows, slightly harsh. Slick and syrupy and thin on the tongue, very little carbonation, with a harsh sweet finish. Not nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 12, 2012
No head. It smells a bit hoppy, CO² difficult. Taste a bit sour, malty bad. I don´t llike it. 8/7/4/4/-/4

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
MotherBrother (921) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2012
Pour clear golden, with a small white head. Aroma of slight malty caramel, and some really mellow hoppy notes. Taste is a little bitter. Slightly watery body, with a semi-flat carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (17823) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 17, 2012
Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and moderate hoppy - fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and modetate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 170412

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tombyars (1604) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JAN 12, 2012
First tasted this in Coanes, Johnstone in April 1992. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale copper in colour with a thin white head. Floral hops and cut grass in the short aroma. Pale malts give a digestive biscuit note laced with soft caramel. Floral hop resins give a herbal note to the long dry aftertaste. Finish is again dry with lemon fruit notes present. An ok session Golden Ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (4306) - SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2011
Cask @ Nag Head. Pours clear deep copper amber with a nic creamy off white head leaving lace. Aroma is malty, fruity, some floral tones and hay. Flavor is smooth, hoppy bitter, malty, fruity and slightly acidy. Finishes sweetis and longlived bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RichardGretton (4653) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2011
Bottle. Bronze beer with a light fizzy head. The aroma is biscuity, and the flavour is biiter, lightly roasted and hopped with a mild yeasty finish. Overall a very average beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
olio (9376) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2011
50 cl bottle.
Pours clear golden yellow colour with small white head which soon dissipates. Aroma is grass, buttery, almost potato-like maltiness, caramel and a hint of fruits. Butter, malts and caramel on the taste also. Very lightly hopped golden ale with a watery mouthfeel and a dry bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
lusikka (7700) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2011
500 ml bottle. BBE 04/2012.
Pours a copper colour with a very small head. Aroma of grainy malts, honey and grass. Flavour of grainy malts, nuts, caramel and grassy hops. Watery mouthfeel with a mild bitter finish. Boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miksu (5046) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2011
0.5 l bottle from S-Mestarin herkku, Jyväskylä. Copper color. The aroma is combination of resiny hops and nutty-caramelly malt. The flavor is a bit more on a malt side with caramel and nuts. Resiny hop flavor is restrained and bitterness is at medium. Light bodied, smooth oily palate with low carbonation, very drinkable. At first this feels a very nice session ale but at half bottle the character feels bland. More hops and less caramel would be truer to name.

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