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


on tap

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RATINGS: 327   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   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.

ianwelby's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (801) - - JUN 8, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2015 Clear dark amber beer. Deep, toasty malt aroma. Smokey, sugary malt hit with a lighter, tangy finish. The taste doesn’t last long though, giving the beer an almost watery quality. It’s a shame because with the flavours that are there it feels like it just needs to be a touch heartier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
alex_leit (982) - Minsk, BELARUS - NOV 9, 2015
Bottle. Amber color with weak foam. Aroma: diacetyl, butter, earthy hops and malt. Taste: butter, fruity, caramel, a bit watery, drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (4285) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2015
Caramel colour, thin white head. Aroma of straw, malts and hops. Light bitter flavour, straw and malts. Finish tea, strangely enough. Is it the power of suggestion because of the name?
(from draught @ GBBF ’14, London)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen2 (2265) - NORWAY - NOV 1, 2015
Bottle shared with JMD at HNB 01.11.15. Pale copper. Beige head. Aroma of medium dark malt and berries. Similar taste, well balanced with bitterness. Good drinkability.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen1 (3929) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2015
Flaske fra Waitrose North Finchley, delt med Ovesen: klar rødlig ravfarge med ok skum. Noe bæraroma sammen med våt, engelsk countryside. Maltpreget smak med karamell, røde bær og nyslått gress. Fin fylde fra krystallmalten. Lettdrikkelig med behagelig ettersmak.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wekker84 (2004) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2015
Bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts spices citrus fruits and some hops flavor malts spices fruits some caramel and bitter hops

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gorm (1900) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2015
Klar amber farve med lys beige skum. Lukt av frukt, karamell, malt og humle. Smak av frukt, karamell, malt og humle. Fruktig bitter avslutning. Det Gode Brygg.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Skinnyviking (8075) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2015
Cask at the GBBF 2015. High creamy lasting off-white head. Clear dark brown body. Mild sweet fruity aroma. Somewhat muddled malt vedgetable herbal flavor with little hops bitterness, low carbonation and a short finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
nilsas (2622) - Bryne, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2015

Lukt: Bitter duft av frukter.
Utseende: Mørk gyllen honning farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynt skum.
Smak: Fruktig smak med en liten bitter avslutning.
Hvor: Kjøpt@Det Gode Brygg, Sandnes, Nydt@Hjemme med Gorm.
Medium: Flaske@500ml, ABV@4,2%, Når@10.08.2018
Kommentar: Et godt, leskende og greit øl.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
uckelman (478) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2015
Pours orange-amber, slightly hazy. Head dissipates quickly. Aroma is reminiscent of mowed lawn and Christmas spices. Medium-light body. Not much aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
culchiem (3152) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 11, 2015
Bottle. Clean caramel with a thin head. Aroma of honey and bread. Flavour has zesty citrus, sweet malt, very dry finish.

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