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Hog's Back Brewery
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by rastaman on 09-26-2003

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by CRJMellor:
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brewed to celebrate the birth of the brewster's daughter. Poured a hazy, orangey color, though failry clear for a bottle-conditioned ale. This white head is produced that dissipates quickly. Caramel, toffee and fruity aromas dominate. Malt starts as the beginning flavor then moves to some straw and wheat flavors then finsihes with some traditional English bitterness. Overall carbonation was good and mouthful was fairly alcoholic.

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2.8/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Aroma, appearance and flavour are all pretty decent. The palate is just way too sticky and sweet. Toffee, marmalade, raisins, prunes. also a bit too fat and oily for me, rich and jammy. A bit too sweet and sugary, with a bit too much alcohol showing up at the end.

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Photo of harpus
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of canucklehead
3.45/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark Gold with an ok head this is a malty beer with a big body, chewy in the midbody and fairly contemplative.The issue with this beer is that it really is only fairly good. The beer never fully satisfies and the execution is clunky at times. The precept is there but the realization is not quite there.

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Photo of PartyBear
3.79/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours with a slightly hazy amber body, a small amount of carbonation, and not head at all.

Aroma: Rich barley malts on the nose, with sweet toffee, and caramel. Lots of oranges, and passion fruit. The sweetness is the main characteristic about the aroma, sugars, and molasses.

Taste: The taste is more like a barleywine than an English Strong Ale. Lots of sweetness up front, molasses, brown sugar, marshmellow. There is a clear barley taste as well. Towards the finish there is some bitterness, with the hops coming through. The aftertaste is clingy, long lasting, and has hints of coffee.

Mouthfeel: Thick and heavy in the palete, with and oily texture.

Drinkability: Very much like a barleywine but without the heavy alcoholic punch. Very sweet in the flavours, with a slightly bitter finish to even it out. Not the most drinkable beer of this style I have had but still a good one.

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3.17/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Coming in a brown, 275ml bottle, BB 28 SEP 07, served cool in a broad-rimmed goblet.

A: clearamber colour, moderate carbonation with large bubbles... coming without any beer head.
S: sweet but refreshingly malty upfront with a slightly metallic note... backed by a raisin+apple+prune+cherry-flavouring fruity note at the back. A bit sharp, but not unexpected for the style by this brewery (having tried their Wobble-in-a-Bottle). Not too bad.
T: semi-rich, strangely bitter-sweet flavour of leaf-herbs and pheonol dominates the palate; moderate malt-syrupy flavour follows closely, leading towards a quietly but profound bitter finish with but a touch of residual fruitiness in the end. Little sign of warming alc. though.
M&D: medium-bodied, pretty smooth-textured without much input of carbonation... For an English Strong Ale this one is not complex enough, nor full-bodied. A lot more is required to make it delicious. An average treat.

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Beer rating: 3.33 out of 5 with 6 ratings