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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerCast_Rich (1891) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2010
[330ml bottle, Waitrose Edinburgh] Pours totally flat, opaque purplish/mauve with no rising carbonation. Smells extremely fruity, hints of dark stone fruits – plums, prunes etc. Alcohol tang is the first thing on the palate, then rich stone and berry fruit, malts and warmth. Ripe tastes hide the alcohol in the finish and leave more fruit flavours to come out at the end – it tastes like it should be one of your five a day, and would be sensational with some fruitcake. I love the cartoon man slumped in his armchair with beer and slippers [sampled as Wobble in a Bottle]. [26022010]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7416) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2011
Cask (gravity dispense) at the Pigs Ear Beer Festival, London on 6 December 2006. Dark reddish brown colour. Strong raisiny fruit aroma with some vinous notes and a slight herbal, medicinal feel. More rich fruit on the palate. Plums and prunes. Slightly woody. Rich and complex mouthfeel. A warming and satisfying strong ale.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olliejobbins (887) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2012
275ml bottle. pours a dark amber/coffee colour. smells of spice, strong hops and smoky. tastes smoky and a little fruity with strong hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2005
Bottle: Pours a dark copper brown with a wispy white head. Aroma has nice caramel malty presence with a good English hoppy balance. Nice viscous body starts with a good toasty malty sweetness. Finishes with a nice fresh hoppy bitterness and some sweet, dry caramel malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8265) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 25, 2006
Poured from the bottle (Wobble in a Bottle), a very dark orange/ruby coolour with no head. A strong tangy hop aroma with some sweet maltiness in the background. An enjoyable sourness through the mouth, imparting citrus flavours and a little bit of sweet maltiness. Quite vinuous at that strength of course, warm and spicey, with a lingering tingly and bitter finish on the tongue. Will save my other bottle for Christmas.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2007
Mahogany red with a huge, golden head. The aroma is spicy, lightly malty and fruity. The flavour is full-bodied and complex, and it leads the thought a bit in the direction of Belgium. It has notes of dark fruit, raisin and plum, caramel licorice, spice and a light hint of grapefruit in the dry finish. It’s a really nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4064) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2008
Bottle Brown and flat.Sweet and malty and left no lacing. Some fruitiness and all round a pleasant winter ale.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6981) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 29, 2009
From the bottle this has beautiful colour, deep red-orange, hazy. There is almost no head however. Aroma is very sweet brown sugar and stewed plums, slightly bourbony. Mouthfeel is heavy and soft, with low carbonation, like it’s been hand-pulled from a cask. Very sweet butter toffee, rum & raisin flavours, along with some vanilla and oak as well. Rich, sweet, and a little boozy. Yes indeed, I feel the wobble!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10581) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2012
Bottled, 275ml a Christmas gift from Sandra. Reddy amber with no head. Full, fruity, viney beer, smooth and blackberry flavour, some peatiness in the background. The hops have been overtaken by the alcohol but all in all fairly decent.


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