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


on tap

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Cask ; Seasonal - December.
Previously available Bottle Conditioned
A Winter Warmer.
A red-brown easy to drink winter ale. Tasting of dark malts and roasted barley, with a hint of liquorice flavour. Ideal for the run up to Christmas

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prawlie (1592) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2017
On cask at the Five Bells in Newbury. Lightly spiced, quite bitter, and tastes weak. Didn’t do it for me, though there was a nice malty note to the finish.

john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2017
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Dec 2012 - Dark Ruby in colour. Malty; roasty malts and barley, caramel, hint of liquorice. Fruity; dark fruits, raisins. Sweet fruity malty throughout. Very drinkable. (2012-12-08)

BeardedAvenger (791) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2016
Cask at the White Hart, Chobham. Sweet aroma - floral and chocolate. Dark with a chestnut tint. Good creamy light beige head. Sweet with a bitter edge. To quote a mate, "like stout mixed with coke." Medium bodied. Creamy mouthfeel. Long finish. Good stuff.

ansjelaah (1748) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle @home. Brown color with a beige head. Smells malty, sweet, herbs, bit roasty. Tastes watery, malty, sweet.

Idiosynkrasie (7516) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 29, 2014
500ml bottle. Clear, dark mahogany colour, light ruby red glimmer, with small, frothy, diminishing, minimally lacing, beige head. Fruity, malty aroma, notes of red fruit, i.e. red berries, cherries, bramble. Taste is minimally sweet malty, a touch of dark bread, cautious hop bitterness, disguised fruitiness (red fruit); super soft palate. Simple, easy to drink, very nice.

CraftBeerNick (2553) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle at home, 29th November 14. Aroma is caramel, some malts. Taste is thin, caramel, malts not much hopping, some spice, OK

oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2014
Cask (backlog). Deep ambery brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, some liquorice as well as mild toated notes. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, some mild ripe fruits along with caramel and some slight wooden notes. Mellow and nice.

olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2013
500ml bottle. Had this last year. From memory, pours amber with thin head. Both aroma and taste are in keeping with a winter beer. lots of spices and malts. Nice.

Rob_D_UK (1369) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 27, 2013
On sale at the brewery for £1.50 at the moment. Pours chestnut with a tan head that disappears to the edge of the glass. A bit of fruit in the aroma and a sweet taste.

fonefan (49293) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2012

Cask (handpump) @ Market Porter, 9 Stoney Street, Southwark, London, Greater London, England SE1 9AA.

Clear dark to medium red brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, berry, light spicy, sour milk notes. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet, light light acidic and light to moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120115]

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