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Brewed by Hogs Back
Style: English Strong Ale
Tongham, England

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - December.
Occasionally produced in cask at other times when its known as Still Wobbling.
Bottle conditioned year round as Wobble In A Bottle, but bottled as Santas Wobble around Christmas.
Full bodied, ruby in colour with a slightly smokey aroma.
Ingredients: Maris Otter pale malt, crystal malt, chocolate malt. Fuggles and East Kent Goldings Hops.

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3.8
Leighton (21258) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2011
Gravity cask at the Wandsworth Halloween BF 2011. Pours clear, rich ruby with a faint, white head. Tons of ripe fruits on the nose. Flavor is very sweet, lots of rich bread, cake, ripe and slightly tangy fruits, berries. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm finish, loads of ripe fruits, light caramel, toasty sugar. Very decent strong ale.

3
Rasmus40 (20742) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2011
As Wobble in a Bottle. Clear dark amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruit and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet. Sweet finish with warming alcohol. 080711

3.6
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2011
Cask (gravity dispense) at the Pigs Ear Beer Festival, London on 6 December 2006. Dark reddish brown colour. Strong raisiny fruit aroma with some vinous notes and a slight herbal, medicinal feel. More rich fruit on the palate. Plums and prunes. Slightly woody. Rich and complex mouthfeel. A warming and satisfying strong ale.

2.8
tommann (3754) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2010
275ml bottle. Pours a hazy amber with no head at all. Aroma is stewed apples, yeasty caramel malt and some alcohol. Some malt to start. Sweet malty finish with medium bitterness. A bit flat and lifeless.

3.7
Vignale (3830) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2010
Stark strong ale som hette Wobble in a bottle när jag drack den. Söt, men ändå stramt syrlig som en engelsk stark cider. Skulle gärna ha ett par sådana här på lager.

3.6
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2010
[330ml bottle, Waitrose Edinburgh] Pours totally flat, opaque purplish/mauve with no rising carbonation. Smells extremely fruity, hints of dark stone fruits – plums, prunes etc. Alcohol tang is the first thing on the palate, then rich stone and berry fruit, malts and warmth. Ripe tastes hide the alcohol in the finish and leave more fruit flavours to come out at the end – it tastes like it should be one of your five a day, and would be sensational with some fruitcake. I love the cartoon man slumped in his armchair with beer and slippers [sampled as Wobble in a Bottle]. [26022010]

3
joe19612 (2929) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2010
Bottle. Pours a maroon colour with a light tan head that fades quickly. Aroma is rich medium malts and a citrusy hop note. Taste is caramel and pale malt with just a hint of bitterness.

3.8
evergreen0199 (3369) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2010
A 3 year old bottle from the brewery (also had this on cask a couple of times at the Shepherd and Flock pub on the roundabout in Farnham, Surrey). An amber/red/ruby coloured pour with a medium beige head. Sweet, boozy, fruity aroma. Tastes sweet, dark fruit/plums, spice, malty, brandy like christmas cake. A warming festive treat, lovely stuff from Hogs Back.

4
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 25, 2010
21/01/2009. Amber, clear, with more of a thick creamy film on top than a head. Delicious ripe fruit esters mixed with orange hop and mild caramel sweetness. Lovely deep hop character nestles in behind the rich sweet (but perfectly attenuated and never cloying) malt character. Looks, smells and tastes gorgeous... this is a great example of the balanced style of beer that the English do best. It could be 3% or 10% but still have this perfect harmony of malt and hop.

3.1
anders37 (26641) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with some hints of dark fruit. Fruity malty sweety dark fruit flavor. Has a sweetish malty dark fruit finish with some hints of caramel.


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