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


on tap

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Seasonal - November to February.
A stong (but not too strong) ruby coloured ale. This warming ale is ideal for those long winter evenings.
previously available bottle conditioned

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fonefan (51072) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2007
Cask (handpump) @ The Mitre, W2 London. Amber / red color with a small white head. Aroma is malty, frutty (rips ?). Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration and some notes of bittersnes in the finish.

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2014
Cask (backlog). Deep amber colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is toasted malts, some slight floral and nutty notes along with some slight chocolaty and wooden notes. Flavour is bring toasted, some wooden and floral notes along with slight grassiness as well as some nutty notes, Pleasantly balanced.

cgarvieuk (25987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2013
cask at doctors ... coppper brown ... thin tan head ... soft nutty tosof ... roast malts nose... sweet fruits ... ligt toffe malts ... smell nice r.. but ok

madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
20th December 2013
The (not so) shit beer tasting at Leightons stratospheric flat. Clear deep amber beer, little pale cream coloured head. Palate is light and semi dry. Light caramel malt. Little dry. Dried fruit hops. Little tang, little bitterness.

Leighton (22306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2011
Gravity cask at the Bree Louise. Pours clear amber with a light film head. Berries and malt in the nose. Nice flavor, well balanced. Some grape and berry sweetness, mild toast and faint, herbal bitters. A bit of jam. Light to medium in body with soft carbonation. Sweet, fruity malt finish with very delicate hops. I think this is great.

Theydon_Bois (20621) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2013
Cask at Victoria Station JDW, 04/04/13. Lightly hazed dark amber vergeing on chestnut brown with a thin beige head. Nose carries dark malt, light hops, dark fruit, yeasty notes, brown sugar. Taste comprises toffee, light banana, gentle suggestion of booze - surprising for a 5% beer, malts. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dryish sweet finish. Average.

harrisoni (19332) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2009
Cask handpull at Shakespeare Head, JDW, London. Chestnut colour, thin beige head. OK. Strong bitter, bit of nuttiness. Bit of syrup malt. Some hop presence on finish.

imdownthepub (15330) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2016
Cask conditioned at The Purple Turtle, Reading, Berks. Copper with white head. This is a malt lead beer, quite nutty, some caramel, some bitterness. Pleasant roasty notes, reasonably smooth. It’s fine.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 10/16/1998
Mode: Firkin
Source: Brewfest, Real Ale Festival

mild malt aroma and flavor, typical boring english ale tasted by an over-hopped american

Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 2/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 2/10; Overall: 5/20
Rating: 1.3/5.0
Score: 4
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The_Osprey (9140) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2015
Cask at William Morris, Hammersmith as ’Hogs Back Rip Snorter’, 5%. Got an accidental pint of this one. Mahogany brown, clear, still, small dense foamy tan head, thick lacing. Aroma is bready, glue. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is resin, glue, burnt toffee, polish and crystallised sugars. More resin and apple peel in the finish, with a honey linger. Assertive traditional hop character. A pleasant slow-drinker with strong flavours.

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