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Wagtail Hornblower

Brewed by Wagtail
Style: Bitter
Attleborough, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Bottle Conditioned; Regular; Previously available in cask.
Brewed using Branthill Farm’s famous malted barley.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (12910) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2012
Bottled, 500ml from Beers of Europe, Norfolk. Pale amber with white head, Light, malty beer with a slightly odd back flavour, coal tar soap comes to mind or Vosene hair shampoo, that type of thing. There is also a light smokiness from the malt. These tend to dominate a little although still quite a drinkable beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Ungstrup (34004) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2010
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has acidic notes of vegetables. The flavor is acidic with notes of burnt plastic. Flawed. Thanks yespr for sharing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2009
Bottled at Monks Café, Wallingatan, Stockholm. Pours out in a clear amber colour with a rich firm white foam. Dryish and dusty aroma of hay, metal, red berries and fudge. Light to medium-bodied with notes of nuts, grass and berries. Long bitter finish of grass and mint with undertones of cocoa-powder.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
KimJohansen (10411) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2008
Hazy deep amber with medium off white head. Ashy aroma with hints of malt. Flavour likewise. Awfull stuff

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2008
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Hazy amber golden with a dense off-white head. Fruity and caramellish nose with a hint of elderflower. Medium body, a little burned caramel and a dry fruitiness. Even also some lightly burned malt. Not much bitterness. 141208

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (39970) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours unclear dark brown with a slowly collapsing white head. Dry hoppy and slight herbal aroma. Spiced and dry flavoured with a mild bitterness coming through. Lasting herbal finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grovlam (4205) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2008
Bottle. [Tasting session @ Papsoe] Small fizzy off-white head. Spare display of lacework. Cloudy golden color. Aroma of mild sour malt, fruit, grain. Over the palate came ash, flower, floral notes. Medium bodied with an average carbonation and dry texture. Moderated bitter and sweet flavour. Lingering dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2008
Bottle, Carringtons, Chorlton. Coppery brown colour with a decent white head. Hoppy aroma with a hint of spice. Crisp, malty flavour with medium bitterness and a dryish finish. Quite a lot to like here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2008
Bottled. A light amber coloured beer with a whitish head and lacing. The aroma and taste are perfectly balanced and typically English. Nice fruits and a good hop balance. A bit of soap, and a decent body. Perfectly drinkable, excellent session bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4613) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2008
Bottle. Brown beer with a very strong head. The aroma is toffee and caramel, and the flavour is dry, bitter, mildly hopped and lightly toffee. Overall a nice roasted, hopped and toffee beer.

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