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


on tap

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RATINGS: 321   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.

Dashimus' rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dashimus (226) - London, Greater London, - FEB 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber/copper. Small white head which is short lived. Aroma is nuts, malt, caramel, hint of yeast and bitter oranges. Flavour is sweet with a dry bitter finish. Very thin body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Skinnyviking (7905) - 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 (2441) - 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 (403) - 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 (3050) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (394) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2015
Decent bitter bottle at home standard bitter get an extra marks for nice mouth feel and lasting resinous finish decent sessionable ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vladivostok (331) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2015
Mid-dark amber with a gentle aroma of English hops. Flavour is largely of toffee and is actually quite sweet. Medium bitter finish. Probably not a beer you could drink huge quantities of but fine in ones and twos.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (761) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle - dark amber with a nice beige head. Good retention, good lacing. Aroma of caramel, orange and rose petals with hints of cinnamon. Taste of caramel, earth, grass and orange with a light bitterness to finish. Medium, dry body with low carbonation. Alright.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
canddw (51) - - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours amber with a thin foamy head and average carbonation. Aroma is light and gently fruity with hints of orange, lemon. Taste has zesty orange, maple syrup, lightly malty with a light, dry bitter finish. Nice smooth, oily palate. Prefer the cask but pretty good.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StilleStorm (1116) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2015
DAA; Bottle 500ml. Pours moderate, hazy cobber with a moderate lacing and lasting, frothy off-white head. Nose is moderate, malt, honey bread, grass, light citric and spice. Taste is medium sweet and bitter with a somewhat lasting, pepper spice finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alexi91 (208) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Bottle. Supplier: Sainsburys (Bristol). Smooth and dulled taste but pleasant.

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