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


on tap

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RATINGS: 335   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2006
Cask (handpump) at the Waterman’s Arms, Eton SL4. Very slightly hazy, deep amber colour. Flavour is fruity and nutty, with a hint of easte and a touch of light bitterness. Caramel malt and toffee dominate the aroma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2009
50 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small, dense and white head. Aroma is dry spiced and towards tobacco. Mild citric and smoked flavoured. Bitter and dry flavoured finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34690) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2003
The color is copper and it has a small head. The aroma is of sweet with notes of caramel and fruit. The flavor is of caramel and oranges. The end is very dry and hoppy. Which all in all makes it a very nice bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2009
Bottle at Papsø. Cloudy amber coloured with a small off white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, fruits, spices and hops. Fruity flavour of caramel, berries, grass and hops. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2008
Cask@GBBF2008. Ambery golden colour, not much head. Aroma is caramel malts, rubber and some yeast. Flavour is fruity hops, very sweet nectary notes as well as some wooden notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2009
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Hazy golden with a dense off-white head leaving laces. Fruit, delicious aroma. Light body, lightly sweet fruit and a whiff of nuts. Dry and lightly bitter finish. 130809

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (23725) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2005
Bottled. Amber colour. Neutral nose. Dry and medium bodied with notes of honey and resin. A restrained beer in full control of it’s flavours with a grassy, bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (23363) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2010
Cask @ GBBF 2009. Pours a clear copper color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty aroma with some hitns of caramel and hops. Sweetish malty fruity caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty fruity finish with some hoppy hints in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (22450) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2011
22nd May 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! Ontap in the Old Dispensary, Aldgate. Inoffensive bitter. One note biscuit malt taste. Unremarkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21897) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2008 Orange colour,citrus hop,fruit smooth sweet hop with a little bitter finish ...
bottle at home ... Nice copper ... malty toffee nose ... soft carbonation ... with a well rounded flavour ... sweet caramel tones with alight hop in linger ... this is really growing on me.

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