Had this on both cask and in the bottle. This review reflects the bottled version.
Another classic pour which yields a small, ivory colored head without much carbonation, and a woody looking brownish body. Not much n the way of life to the pint, but it does look “genuine”.
Nose and taste reveal standard biscuit malts, although these seems a little muted and sweeter than some. There is a paradoxical finish that is rather dry and woody which almost has me wondering if the T.E.A. moniker is playing tricks on my mind (as if i were expecting a tannin based finish). Odd mind games!
Anyway, the beer flows easily across the palate delivering a slightly acidic note in the end. Not sure if that is intentional or not, but it makes for an unusual combination.
One of the more distinct and recognizable beers in the style, but at the same time not really my favorite. I’d always recommend trying it regardless, but it’s a bit of an outlier in terms of the taste.
Hog's Back Brewery
English Pale Ale