Brewed by Hogs Back
Style: Specialty Grain
Tongham, England
Serve in Shaker, Tumbler


on tap

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
This ruby-coloured beer is brewed using a blend of malts and a double base of rye, resulting in a very drinkable beer, with a smooth character and pleasing spicy notes. Hops: Fuggles, UK Cascade

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downender (9089) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2017
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol March 2017. Deep copper in colour, with a small, off-white, head. ripe and earthy digestive malts, hedgerow fruits, and a touch of leafy hop, before a moderately bitter finish. Good.

gnoff (11277) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2017
Cask at Queens Head, Wokingham, on April 4, 2017. As a 1/3 pint, part of a paddle.
Label stated 4.1% ABV.
Fruity, berries, malty, sweet taste. Fruity toasted aftertaste. Smooth, soft, low CO2 mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Clear, copper brown color, off-white head. Malty, fruity scent.

BeardedAvenger (1376) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2017
Cask at Swan, Farnborough. 06/04/17. A soapy floral aroma. Chestnut. Good creamy off-white head. Light bitter. Hoppy. Floral. Gets more bitter in to the finish but never overly so. Watery and soft. OK. My colleagues loved it. It was somewhat inoffensive, I guess.

mR_fr0g (14427) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2017
Cask at the moon under water Watford Jdw . A clear reddy copper coloured pour with a lasting off white head. Aroma is autumnal, twig, brown leaves, woody, brown bread. Flavour is composed of medium sweet nutty, brown sugars, bread burnt honey, little grassy. Palate is semi sweet, medium bodied, sticky, moderate carbonation. Ok. Boring.,

BeerViking (5238) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2017
Cask at the William Morris in Hammersmith, red brown with a coarse ring, light red fruit on the nose, dry-sweet and fruity with lightly peppery hops. A pleasant bitter.

mr_h (6219) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 29, 2017
Cask, festival ale, 1/2 pint, hand-pulled at Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow on 28 Mar 2017, floral, toffee, grain aroma, amber with a thin cream head and excellent fine film of lacing, toffee, grain flavour with subtle spice, creamy, sweet malty finish.

The_Osprey (9999) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2017
Cask handpull at Hamilton Hall as Hogs Back Hogswallop. Dark amber orange-brown, foamy light brown head dies to a scum after a few minutes, leaves thick lacing. Aroma is airy up front, like sniffing water. As it drains there is some faint toffee and fruit salad. Very muted. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is gummy bears and snakes up front, probably other gummy animals too, building drying floral hops, some tangy fruit and papery dryness in the finish. Pretty decent.

harrisoni (19859) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2017
Cask handpull at Liberty Bounds JDW London. Clear mid brown colour lasting beige head. It’s an ok briwn bitter that is properly butter for once. Good condition Yes some good red fruits. Quite sour bitter fruit. Dryness on the finish. Likeable bitter.

Stuu666 (15792) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2017
Cask at the standing order. Pours golden amber, nose is digestive biscuit, floral, spicy, taste is similar, light citrus.

cgarvieuk (26717) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2017
Cask at the standing order... Copper... Small tan head... Soft toffee fruit nose.. Light dry toffee fruit nose

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