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

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RATINGS: 302   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2013
Appearance: Clear copper/ruby with thin loose ivory head which was quick to disappear. Aroma: Orchard fruit, floral, pepper, syrup/mead, biscuit and bread. Taste: Low sourness, medium bitterness and sweetness with a slight saltiness. Palate: Thin smooth texture and body, low/average carbonation, astringent lingering fruity and peppery finish. Comments: Tasty and refreshing, easy session beer to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (1381) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2013
Pretty much does what it says on the bottle. A good example of a traditional bitter with a nice balance between the malt and hop flavours. Refreshing and sessionable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (4775) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2013
Appearance: Hazy deep copper color with a fine off white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Mild malty, toffee and fruity.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate sweet and a moderate bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Mild malty, toffee and fruity.
Overall impression: Mild pleasant English bitter.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with tommann.
English County #41

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TET (1731) - FINLAND - NOV 6, 2013
A nice coloured, reddish brown beer, a head is almost medium and blond. The nose of nuts and toffee, some red berries and dark fruits, hint of citrusfruits. Taste of nuts, quite dry, slightly wooden, some citrusfruity bitterness, also harsh herbs, slightly musty in the end. Light+ bodied, mild carbonation. The basic bitter, not more, but still there are some unique nuancees.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (5900) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2013
50 cl bottle @ home, BBE 08/2014
Aroma has nuts, some malty notes and toffee. Flavour has woody notes, butterscotch, some toffee and hops. This one has even some chocolate character. A bit different bitter – in a good way.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
liinis (1595) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 2, 2013
bad as hell. reminds me of the bulk lagers of finland Lahden erikois or Sininen.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
undercurrent25 (1463) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
Taste is malty and biscuity with some cereals, vomit flavour on the palate which spoils the beer

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (3327) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2013
Pale brown colour. A full flavoured and well balanced bitter. Good session beer with nice balance of quite sweet and fruity malt and a little bit of hop dryness.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
g_georgiou (268) - CYPRUS - OCT 16, 2013
Clear amber colour with an off white head. Bittersweet taste but more sweet than bitter. Hint of caramel. Easy to drink.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
danlo (1295) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2013
500ml bottle from Sainsburys. Coppery brown dark amber colour, foam white head that leaves alittle lacing and aroma is minerally with some honeyish malt & caramel. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, toffee, plus floral fruity & woody notes with earthy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, medium carbonation, some residual sweetness & lingering light bitterness at the finish. OK Bitter.


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