Brewed by Hogs Back
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Tongham, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Cask and bottle conditioned; Special.
A fruity beer which is refreshingly light for its strength, using Pearl English barley with tree separate Fuggles hoppings.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (24173) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
22nd June 2012
Bright clear amber beer. Tidy pale cream coloured head. Palate is light and airy with a mild carbonated sting. Mild pale malt. Mild bubblegum ester. Light spice. Subtle and sweet fruit salad sweets. Finishes semi dry and crisp with mild bitterness. Respectable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (47600) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2012

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity, light caramelized malt, tea notes, light to moderate yeasty, vomit notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration, caramelized malt, keller, fruity, riped fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120813]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (6215) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2012
Red brown colour. Aroma is sweet and fruity (red fruits). Flavour has the red fruit sweetness, also hints of caramel. Rich feel. Flavour more suited to a winter beer but very pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (26412) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2012
[email protected] (from drinkers paradise). Amber colour, small slightly off-white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, caramelly and mild toffeeish notes. Flavour is fruity, wooden, floral and mildly nectary and some tea leafs to it. Nice sweetish fruity and riped berries in aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (14208) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
Bottled, 275ml from Notcutts Garden Centre, Oxford. Gold with white head. Sweetish beer with a leafy, earthy hop note on a fruity malt. Some sweetness, the alcohol shows through from time to time. Reasonable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
buggybill2003 (39) - - JUL 4, 2012
I DO like this one. I drank it at room temp, so the taste wasnt killed in the fridge. Nice sweetish aroma....somebody mention toffee ? slightly malty definately. lovely amber colour with lacy head. pleasant bitter aftertaste. A definate winner with me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
the3stewarts (2) - aldershot, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2012 does not count
Its like normal tea with some extra flavour. Earthy, woody, roasty lovely local beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wheresthepath (2258) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2012
[Bottle, gift from my wife - cheers!] I do like these "punny" named beers for special occasions. Sorry! This ones deep amber, moderate white head. Rather fizzy at first but this does die back to leave quite a smooth beer. Toffee dominates from the off, and its one the sweet side. Theres a little peppery straw in the finish, but otherwise its toffee through and through. Its one dimensional, admittedly, but as an Autumnal ale its quite pleasing. Im not sure why an Autumn-style beer was released for an early summer Jubilee, but as it turned out, we had Autumn weather anyway, so the brewer obviously knew what they were doing!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joe19612 (2817) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2012
Bottle from the Brewery Shop. Pours a mid brown colour with a thin white head, rich malty aroma, with a hint of toffee, the taste is sweet malt with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rauchbier (3867) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2012
Bottle, from Rhythm & Booze in Brigg. Copper-bronze, thin shortlived white head and moderate comdition. Pleasant fruity berry note initially in the nose with some malty sweetness emerging as it warms. Strangely unappealing in the mouth, slightly oversweet yet with a beefy tannin edge and a slight herbal hop bitterness. Finish is bitter anf fruity,.

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