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Hogshead AK Mother Fuggles / Hopburst
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8345) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2013 cask. Mother Fuggles version. cloudy straw gold body with a thick, fine-bubbled white head. heavily yeasty nose with strong vitamin B and sulfur notes; burnt match sticks even come to mind, and the yeast mutes the otherwise nice mango and lemon pith and rind hop notes, which arenít what I expect from Fuggles but the hop aromatics are enjoyable nonetheless. flavor-wise the problems continue as the malt seems under-fermented and wort-like and the hop bitterness is strongly out of balance. yeast isnít as dominant as the nose, allowing the malt and hops more room to play, but it is still very vitamin B-like (Jeff would looooove this one) and sulfuric and thatís hard for me to get past. there is a small hint of English ale yeasty mustiness but I donít get the spicy, earthy character of Fuggles. instead thereís a lot of astringent citrus rind and pith (which was also very evident in the Lake Lightning simcoe dry-hopped version) and with the malt being somewhat flabby itís just too out of balance to make up for the overt yeastiness. so, medium-light body, medium-low sweetness, light to moderate hop astringency, smooth malt texture but flabby support (a lot of chewiness and the carbonation gives it no vibrancy or uplift to make up). sadly I could not finish half of the glass. Iíve had yeasty firkins from Hogshead before, itís only been an occasional thing, so hopefully the next one from this batch will be in better shape.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (2841) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Amber and clear appearance with a lacy off-white head. Nice aroma of tropical fruits, citrus and zesty hops. The flavor is more malty with light cookie, toffee and caramel notes. Creamy and soft feel with a light resinous bitterness, slightly unpleasant. Just OK for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (33249) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014
From cask. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is grapefruity, crisp hoppy. Lingering fruity. Solid hoppy, peachy and grapefruity. Crisp bitter and fruity finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (18187) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2014
Cask gravity @ GBBF 2014. Pours a slightly hazy pale amber golden color with a small white head. Had a fruity malty citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty grapefruit hoppy flavor. Had a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (12696) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2014
Draft at the Great British Beer Festival 2014, Day 1 - London. Pours clear gold with a bubbly white head. Nice perfume fragrance, some mango, melon, light pine and bubblegum. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Juicy hoppy finish, moderately sweet, not too bitter, further tropical fruits. Very good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (11941) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Golden beer with a small head. Hoppy fruity aroma, diacetyl, butter, cream, some floral notes. Diacetyl flavor, hay and grass, citrus, some floral notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16572) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
12th August 2014
GBBF Day 1. Cask. Hazy gold - amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is smooth with good fine carbonation. Light and semi sweet malts. Hops are a nice combo of very light tangerine - orange and good hop spice, juicy. Little floralness before a light finish. Mild marmalade - bitter linger. Very good!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (10655) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
Gravity dispense at GBBF í14, day 1, 12/08/14 as AK Hopburst. Lightly hazed golden amber with a moderate off white covering. Nose is orange squash, light pine, caramel malt, red grapefruit. Taste comprises juicy citrics, orange pith, grapefruit. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, hop bitterness in the close. Decent amber - bitter NOOOOOOOOOOOO!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (4392) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2014
Cask at the 2014 GBBF. As AK hopburst. Aroma is piney, resin and citrus. Orange hazed, thin white head. Flavour is resinous pine, jammy fruits, orange peel. Palate is nice medium sweet with moderately high carbonation. Tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (9364) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
Sampled @ GBBF as Hogshead AK Hopburst. Clear orange color, small white head. Smell and taste lightly malts, nicely hoppy, a bit lemonade like, lightly bitter. Average body and carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (6342) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
Cask - Sweet citrus hops and caramel. Hazy gold with no head. Pale malts and some nice citrus and pithy hops. Easy drinking.


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