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

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RATINGS: 74   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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3.7
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2005
Hogs Back Wobble in a Bottle. Picked up at Hogs Back. Pours cloudy and copper, no head. This is the second strong Hogs Back beer I’ve had and I have to say they are damn ugly but pretty tasty! This one has some doughy character, fruit and sweetness amongst the heavily visibly alcohol content. Tasty.

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madsberg (11776) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2005
Bottled: Orange coloured. Hazy. Off white head. Caramel, sweetness and fruit in the aroma. Flavour is fruity, raisiny and has clear alcohol notes. Ends on a light bitter note.

3.6
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2005
Bottle: Poured light brown, with ruby highlights. Lasting beige head. Caramel aroma, with some prune notes. Sweet fruity flavour, lots of raisins and prunes, with some caramel toffee there too. Balanced finish. Tasty.

3.2
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2004
Cask. Called Santa’s Wobble, special for Christmas. Mid brown, a tiny white head. Sweet fruity aroma, apricot, perhaps cherry. A bit syrupy. Hops are present, but the beer is dominated by the alcohol. It was a bit too strong tasting for my tastes.

3.7
maeib (8751) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2004
Bottled. A mid brown coloured beer with a bright red hue and absolutley head free. The aroma is fruity with strawberries and mandarins noted. The taste is thick with chewy hops, again with strawberries noted. To my mind this is an attempt at a Barley Wine with slightly less alcohol but loads of fruity hops. Enjoyable.

2.6
TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2004
Quite sweet, apricot taste. Quite bitter and some sourness towards the end grapefruit (?), a little too unbalanced and alchoholic for my taste.

3.2
pivo (2687) - GERMANY - NOV 10, 2004
Great name, from an average brew. Fruity cherry nose with some apricot. Auburn color and a flat scumy head. Toasted malt with some raisin or fig. Mouth filling dryness but a dull hop character. Thin body but lots of alcohol through the entire profile. Good for a British beer but still something missing...

2.7
YogiBeera (2569) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2005 Dark orange - brown color. Spare head. Cherry band aid nose. Hoppy and grassy taste, medium lasting - kind of thin bodied. RERATE: 7;3;4;2;9 Hazy orange, no head, liveley carbonation. Banana and vanilly nose, very doughy, sweet yeast. Suprisingly strong alcohol, cinnamon and pepper taste but the bad thing seems to be an overdose of nutmeg which lays over you tongue and leaves a long lasting terrible aftertaste.

3.2
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2003
I too have the 'Santas Wobble' that omhper mentions. Pretty approachable strong ale. Nice rich barley sweetness, with some juicy, slightly citric hops at the finish. I don't get the smoke in the aroma, oh, well, ever so slightly. Spiesy hit the nail on the head with the 'savoury finish' comment, abit spicy i the finish aswell. Pretty decent. A touch syruppy and sticky.

2.7
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2003
Rusty brown colour with absolutely no head. Sweet floural aroma. The taste was sweet initially, then sour, then followed by bitter, but in the end all three were dominated by alcohol. I like strong beers like the rest of you freaks, but his was just to obvious it didn't make for pleasant drinking. Finally it had a savory finish to the palate.


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