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

bottled
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RATINGS: 287   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   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.


Dashimus' rating

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dashimus (218) - 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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hohops (211) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (1333) - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Don2711 (92) - - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jfb (3679) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (2705) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (152) - 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...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Juha (31) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Pink_152 (506) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (6773) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, Karamell, fruchtig. Geschmack trocken fruchtig, malzig, Karamell.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CraftyBeerTour (38) - Barcelon, SPAIN - FEB 1, 2014
A bit of a lifeless pour--minimal white head--but lovely deep, clear reddish brown colour. Enticing freshly baked granary bread aroma. Low carbonation, medium-bodied. Flavour balanced towards malt character in my opinion, with low bitterness. Pleasant toffeeish and somewhat mineral-like aftertaste. A good quaffable pint on draught I imagine.


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