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Brewed by Hogs Back
Style: English Strong Ale
Farnham, England

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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - December.
Occasionally produced in cask at other times when its known as Still Wobbling.
Bottle conditioned year round as Wobble In A Bottle, but bottled as Santas Wobble around Christmas.
Full bodied, ruby in colour with a slightly smokey aroma.
Ingredients: Maris Otter pale malt, crystal malt, chocolate malt. Fuggles and East Kent Goldings Hops.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimthechap (1624) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 21, 2006
Get thee in my throat wee timous beastie! Quite unlike anything I had expected from a ruby ale but such a pity the bottle was so small as I could have gone on drinking this for hours. I was left with a lovely glow in my stomach as this beer settled and made love to everything around it. The alcohol content should not disturb as it isn’t really a factor where taste is concerned as the orange, and even blackcurrant initial taste warms the tongue and lingers healthily around the back of the throat. A real treat, especially here in New Zealand.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4241) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2006
Bottle. Bronze beer with a strong slightly off white head. The aroma is very rich and slightly spiced and the flavour has a zing, is rich and fruity and syrupy. Overall a very nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13529) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2006
Bottled. (As Wobble in a Bottle) Brownish orange and hazy, with a beige head. Looks really deliciuos. Hops, a light maltiness, and some caramel in the aroma. Quite volatile. The flavor has a good dash of alcohol, with caramel sweetness and some hoppiness. Fullbodied beer, and a finish with alcohol and hops. (060604)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (10458) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2006
Bottle.Dark orange colour with a beige head. Fruity apple and ale aroma. Fruity ale and some alcohol flavour.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FrankJohansen (3602) - Sabro, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2006
Orange colour with a medium mostly lasting orangish head. Powerful aroma and great taste of bitter hops with some sweetness. Nice palate.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
harrisoni (13632) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2006 Bottle from Cask & Glass, Tonbridge. Reddy brown colour with lasting beige head. Lovely aroma of christmas cake and intense hop. Sweet and strong, but hop balances it. Spicey/citrus hop is stunning underpinned by brown sugar and dry grainy malt. Finish has more intense hop. My 2nd Hogs Back strong bottled beer and just as impressive. Lots of orange peel, spice and malt. Gorgeous Re-rate Cask gravity at Red Lion, Snargate. Sweet, raspberry/strawberry fruit is stunning. Then a decent handful of grapefruit hop, but not too much, producing a dry finish. Malt is a little bit syrupy. Bit of yeasty sourness on aroma and then this huge hit of malt, but the hop dryness never lets it get too flabby. Lovely. It took my a good 50 minutes to drink a pint of it and I can honestly say that I felt different after I finished it, to when I started. Wonderful beer. 4.1/5

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2006
BCA (from Bitter virtue). Rich malty toffee aromas. Some very light hops apparent in the flavour despite this only fairly sweet. There wasnt that much of interest here.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8036) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2006
Bottle. Red/brown with no head. Aromas are sweer malts with fruit, spices and hints of chocolate. Has bready yeast with some berry sourness. Flavours are sweet and malty with chocolate. Quite vinous with herbal, medicinal notes. Nice warming alcohol. Quite thick on the palate. A good brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JonMoore (1851) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2006
Bottle conditioned. Hazy deep amber colour with a slim off-white head. Aroma has malt, raisins, brown sugar and a touch of alcohol. Flavours are sweet malt, caramel, some dark fruit and a nice bitter finish. Full bodied, slightly carbonated, with some late warming alcohol. Very good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14403) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2010 2010-03-04, bottle 1+ years old, 6-4-6-3-13=32
Amber color, hazy; the head disappears quickly. Mild aroma of malt, caramel and alcohol. Malt flavor, medium bodied, lightly fruity; warming. Overall, quite boring.

2005-12-11, 6-5-8-4-15=38
Hazy reddish amber color. Aroma of malt, light raisins, some spices. Quite malty, with an evident wooden character (cask), caramel, and sweet liquorice. Quite strong bitterness, adapted to the beer. Warming. Emotionally not impressive, but very pleasant.


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