Hogs Back Santas Wobble (Wobble in a Bottle)

Formerly brewed at 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%
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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Leighton (22555) - 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.

Rasmus40 (22071) - 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

fiulijn (21470) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2010 2010-03-04, bottle 1+ years old, 6-4-6-3-13=32
Amber color, hazy; the head disappears quickly. Mild aroma of malt, caramel and alcohol. Malt flavor, medium bodied, lightly fruity; warming. Overall, quite boring.

2005-12-11, 6-5-8-4-15=38
Hazy reddish amber color. Aroma of malt, light raisins, some spices. Quite malty, with an evident wooden character (cask), caramel, and sweet liquorice. Quite strong bitterness, adapted to the beer. Warming. Emotionally not impressive, but very pleasant.

Theydon_Bois (20929) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2012
Bottle at JF’s (Hogsback brewery shop) - 28/10/12.
Clear dark amber/copper with a thin off white head.
Nose of sweet malts, toffee fudge, butterscotch.
Tastes of dark toffee, dark fruits, prunes, dates, caramelised sugars, touch of booze.
Higher end of medium bodied with fine carbonation leading to a fruity finish.

harrisoni (19425) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2006 Bottle from Cask & Glass, Tonbridge. Reddy brown colour with lasting beige head. Lovely aroma of christmas cake and intense hop. Sweet and strong, but hop balances it. Spicey/citrus hop is stunning underpinned by brown sugar and dry grainy malt. Finish has more intense hop. My 2nd Hogs Back strong bottled beer and just as impressive. Lots of orange peel, spice and malt. Gorgeous

Re-rate Cask gravity at Red Lion, Snargate. Sweet, raspberry/strawberry fruit is stunning. Then a decent handful of grapefruit hop, but not too much, producing a dry finish. Malt is a little bit syrupy. Bit of yeasty sourness on aroma and then this huge hit of malt, but the hop dryness never lets it get too flabby. Lovely. It took my a good 50 minutes to drink a pint of it and I can honestly say that I felt different after I finished it, to when I started. Wonderful beer. 4.1/5

yngwie (17262) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2006
Bottled. (As Wobble in a Bottle) Brownish orange and hazy, with a beige head. Looks really deliciuos. Hops, a light maltiness, and some caramel in the aroma. Quite volatile. The flavor has a good dash of alcohol, with caramel sweetness and some hoppiness. Fullbodied beer, and a finish with alcohol and hops. (060604)

FatPhil (17166) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 15, 2008
275ml bottle (Utobeer, London)

Deep hazy orange. Sweet fruity aroma - raisin and plum - also some marmite. Slightly fizzy palate at first, but also sweet and thick. Slightly winey taste - fruity plums and treacle. Cakey and a bit yeasty finish.

MiP (15981) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2008
Bottle, 7.5%. Good malty aroma, sweet, dried fruit, orange. Cloudy orange amber colour. The flavour has much of the same as the aroma, dried fruit, some yeast and pepper. Good.

imdownthepub (15425) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2012
Bottled, 275ml a Christmas gift from Sandra. Reddy amber with no head. Full, fruity, viney beer, smooth and blackberry flavour, some peatiness in the background. The hops have been overtaken by the alcohol but all in all fairly decent.

gunnfryd (15330) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2006
Bottle.Dark orange colour with a beige head. Fruity apple and ale aroma. Fruity ale and some alcohol flavour.

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