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


on tap

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RATINGS: 310   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (602) - - 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mt_hall (142) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2015
Bottled. A deep copper, almost ruby, colour. Decent cream-coloured head of fine bubbles. Hints of caramel, english hops, and bread on the nose - all subtle but well balanced. Smooth with good body in the mouth. Slightly sweet toffee start, then a drier, slightly astringent finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vighals (1652) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2015
Lys orangebrun klar med høyt beige skum. Lukter karamell, brunt sukker, bær, nøtter og noe fersken. Søtlig bær, karamell, og bitter brant karamell. Medium fylde. Medium kullsyre. Tynn. Lett bitter avslutning.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheThe (4) - - MAR 14, 2015 does not count
Slightly burnt, woody smell. Strong carbonation. Distinctive maple flavours. Recommend trying

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ERB92 (472) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2015
Fruits, honey, hay and some herbs in the aroma. Amber with a off-white head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body with a soft carbonation. Slightly dry in the finish. Overall a nice fruity Bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dchad56 (49) - - JAN 25, 2015
Darkish amber colour, clear with half inch head - initial strong carbonation. Soft feel with nice after taste. Carbonation dissipates leaving very drinkable bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beergeek23322 (2589) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3/20/2011. on tap. Copper color with an off-white head. Malt, caramel and light hop aromas. It got some bitterness to it, but mostly caramel, bread and malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (5320) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle from Tesco Winchester. Poured a clear copper colour with a thin broken white head. The aroma is toffee caramel resin hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a metallic hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (6097) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2014
50cl bottle courtesy of and shared with JMGreenUK. Thin white head. Clear light amber pour. Nice sublte bitterness

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (5176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 19, 2014
500ml bottle from Morrisons. Pours clear copper, no head. Aromas are toffee, stewed apples, light metallic note. Taste is sweet toffee, light herbal linger. Mostly sweet though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
christhoel (270) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2014
barnyard, brown, clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, bitter, I don’t quite know how to describe this one. Interesting. Pours to a brownish-amber with a decent aroma. Initial taste is good with a woody, almost pine-like taste on the finish. the further down it the worse it got strange

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