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

bottled
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RATINGS: 316   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   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.


gruberm's rating

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gruberm (329) - - APR 19, 2013
Copper brown ale with a thin white head. A late slightly sour taste leading to subtle hop palate


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vladivostok (311) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (714) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
canddw (30) - - 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.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StilleStorm (1016) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alexi91 (137) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Bottle. Supplier: Sainsburys (Bristol). Smooth and dulled taste but pleasant.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DIBBLE (86) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2015
From bottle (BBE:FEB16). Hopped malt aroma very attractive when first poured. Fine off white head with moderate retention and lots of lacing over clear deep copper beer. Low carbonated mouthfeel and quite dry with a solid balanced flavour of lightly sweet malt, herbal hoppyness. Liquid version of a leafy salad brown bread sandwich sprinkled with brown sugar. Long slightly astringent sweet malty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mt_hall (153) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vighals (1815) - 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.

3.1
   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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ERB92 (494) - 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.


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