I can't start my day without a nice cup of tea, so a beer named TEA feels like it was made just for me. In this case TEA stands for Traditional English Ale, aka bitter. It's even the beautiful russet/deep amber colour of a good cuppa, but I'm not a fan of cold tea so I'm hoping that's the only similarity. There's a thin tight beige head that laces beautifully and a delicious aroma of sweet malts tinged with copper coins.
As refreshing as my morning cup of tea, Hogs Back T.E.A. is a smooth, malty, fruity bitter with hints of caramel and a dry finish. There is no metallic aftertaste that you often get with bitters, making it very palatable indeed. I'll definitely be looking out for more fantastic brews from Hogs Back.
As an all round bitter person 😉, Hogs Back T.E.A. is most definitely my cup of tea and Ale Be Seeing You Again!
Brewed by Hogs Back Brewery, Surrey