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Hogshead Bitter

Brewed with Maris Otter Barley 4.1% ABV

Hogshead Bitter was first brewed in 1994 to commemorate the ‘Trussing In’ ceremony of one of our apprenticed craft Coopers. A hogshead is a 54 gallon cask that is used in the ceremony, an ancient ritual commemorating the completion of a Cooper apprenticeship and the commencement of life as a fully qualified Cooper.

Hogshead Bitter is a very traditional style of beer using the finest Maris Otter  malt, combined with luscious cane sugars complimented by delicious, fruity Bramling cross hops to give a malty, crisp and hoppy flavoured ale. It is one of our more popular seasonal ales and goes superbly with ham and light cheeses.

Tasting notes

Malty, Crisp and hoppy. This robust ale exhibits a maltiness with underlying tones of luscious cane sugars whilst the use of Bramling Cross dry hops contribute to the striking aroma and palate.

Unofficial Tasting notes

A rich concentrated Chelsea bun - like sweetness combined with a crisp apply characteristic, giving a surprisingly subtle and refreshing finish. Colour : Rich Copper

Available on draught Available on draught For the month of January 2018
  • Hop characteristic
    Subtle
    Pronounced
  • Flavour
    Dry
    Sweet
  • Colour
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