Hogshead AK Mother Fuggles / Hopburst
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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8962) - 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 aren’t 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 isn’t 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 that’s hard for me to get past. there is a small hint of English ale yeasty mustiness but I don’t get the spicy, earthy character of Fuggles. instead there’s 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 it’s 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. I’ve had yeasty firkins from Hogshead before, it’s only been an occasional thing, so hopefully the next one from this batch will be in better shape.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (4349) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2015
Warm golden colour, lightest haze, white head. Hoppy aroma, tropical fruits, passion fruit, white wine, fresh hops. Light bitter flavour, straw and malts. Bitter finish, straw.
(from draught -cask- @ GBBF ’14, London)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
onceblind (6623) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2015
(On Cask) Clear brilliant golden with a thick white sticky foamy head. Clean blonde biscuity nose. Smooth quaffable flavor with earthy and subtle blonde biscuity grainy tones and a little light toast. Smooth and earthy blonde. Nothing much else. A bit dry and light. Balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2015
From my backlogg: Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Clear golden beer with an offwhite head. Hoppy fruity aroma. Grassy Citrus hoppy flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (42524) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2015

Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2014, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

[ As Hogshead AK Hopburst ].
Clear medium amber yellow color with a small to average, frothy, good to fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, pale malt, moderate hoppy, fruity hops, light peach - apricot. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, marmalade hops, fruity hops, malty, pinr. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20140812]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (4661) - Fort Collins, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (38513) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (21632) - Malmö, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (17210) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (16554) - Göteborg, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (20728) - , 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!

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