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


on tap

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RATINGS: 319   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GuideDogSaint (812) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUL 23, 2014
On cask bright beer at Guildford Cricket Ground. Pours clear brown with no head. Not much aroma, some caramel and malt. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moebbels (494) - FINLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Pours a nice clear amber body with a minimal white head. Nose has surprisingly strong coffee and chokolate notes accompanied by herbs and some caramel. Taste is sweet at first and nicely balanced by a hoppy bitterness, the finish is mildly bitter. Carbonation is fairly soft and the mouthfeel is a little watery but quite nice with the low ABV. This is quite nice, a good simple session ale the english way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hohops (518) - Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber, a bit cloudy, a foamy one finger head which diminishes. Aroma- lots of toffee, hops, pine notes. Taste is hoppy, plenty of bitterness, grassy, malty, caramel in the finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (2247) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Cask at JDW, Stteatham, Pours a dark reddy amber with an off white head. Aroma has a bread maltiness with a hint of dark fruit. Light to medium body, a little thin, light carbonation. Light toffee, lemon, wood, leaves, apple, a little red berry stuff... Pretty dull all in all. Fine.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Don2711 (239) - - MAY 29, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2014 Really excellent. Can see and taste why it has won awards. Nice caramel taste and fruity flavours. Beautiful ruby colour. Wish I had this on tap at home.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jfb (4559) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 25, 2014
(draught) pours a deep amber-ruby colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of roasted malts, dark fruit and cherries, with a hint of grapes, some pale malts and banana. flavour is mostly bread dough and roasted malts, with a hint of herbal hops, caramel, cereals and some alcohol in the finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (3648) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2014
500ml bottle from Morrisons, Ayr - amber brown with lot of bubbles, frothy beige head, sweet caramel aroma with fruitiness, no lacing, sharp fruity caramel flavour, high carbonation

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (631) - 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 (59) - 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 (1924) - 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.

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