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


on tap

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RATINGS: 302   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Cask: Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Our ’Best Bitter’ the flagship of Hogs Back beers. Winner of many awards including Champion Best Bitter at the CAMRA Great British Beer Festival at Olympia. A pale brown malty bitter with a hoppy & slightly fruity aroma. A well crafted bitter sweet beer with a long dry finish. A classic Best Bitter.
Ingredients: Maris Otter pale malt, crystal malt. Fuggles and Goldings hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (317) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAR 7, 2014
nice fruity and hoppy aroma... full body... malty taste with shades of apple and toffee... dry and bitter finish...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Juha (35) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
Good lacing, brilliantly bright, deep copper mahogany colour. Aroma is sweet caramel from crystal, dusty hoppiness. Taste is fruity caramel, surprisingly firm bitterness upfront. Lovely jubbly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1031) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2014
500ml bottle from Sainsburys. Deep copper colour with a tan head. Aroma of mild malt and fruit, taste similar with some hop, giving a good balance. Average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (8273) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, Karamell, fruchtig. Geschmack trocken fruchtig, malzig, Karamell.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CraftyBeerTour (77) - Barcelon, SPAIN - FEB 1, 2014
A bit of a lifeless pour--minimal white head--but lovely deep, clear reddish brown colour. Enticing freshly baked granary bread aroma. Low carbonation, medium-bodied. Flavour balanced towards malt character in my opinion, with low bitterness. Pleasant toffeeish and somewhat mineral-like aftertaste. A good quaffable pint on draught I imagine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
s_hartshorne (1746) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle rhythm+booze. Dark amber colour shortlived white head. Aroma is slight fruit toffEe malts. Taste is similar with some biscuit sweetness. Medium body low carbonation. Ok session ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
campbega (94) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2014
Simple beer without any depth of flavour or aromas. Off-white head dissipates quickly. Slight caramel aroma. Light bitter finish with slight carbonation. Decent but not great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hermod (3450) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2014
50cl bottle, bbe aug2014. Dark amber, thin white head. Butterscotch, malt, fruity notes, some berries as well. Decent aroma, but the flavor was not really to my liking, malty nutty but also harsh, more in the finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Pudding (183) - Birmingham, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
500ml bbeNov14 ar: caramel malt. ap: mid-amber, with rapidly disappearing head. ta: caramel malt, with only a bittering addition of hops. moderate sweetness, light-mod bitterness.pa: light-med body, fairly thin texture, carb average-soft, finish: sweet malt. ov: disappointing. This beer has lost a lot of character since being filtered rather than bottle-conditioned.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (917) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2014 Bottle. Copper with no head at all. Faint caramel malt, honey, biscuit aroma. Sweet taste, balanced with an almost vinous sourness. A good enough beer, just not terribly exciting.

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