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Hogs Back Gardeners Tipple (Bottle)

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Brewed by Hogs Back
Style: Bitter
Farnham, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 2.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Bottle: Brewery conditioned (filtered)
A refreshing "thirst quenching bitter", with an exceptional taste, light amber in colour with a rounded malty/hoppy pallet. Brewed to be enjoyed by gardeners or gentry alike. First brewed as an exclusive celebration beer for the Royal Horticultural Society garden at Wisley for their 100 year Centenary, Gardener’s Tipple proved to be a great success. We brew a rounded malty base from finest English malted barley in the mash tun and combine it with fresh local Fuggles and Goldings whole hop flowers in the copper to achieve a long lasting finish. Light amber in colour, it is a refreshing and thirst quenching bitter, perfect for relaxing after a hard day in the garden.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (506) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2014
500ml bottle from grumpy goat. Reading. Drunk as part of a long long session so only numbers given.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jwkslenk (34) - NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
England, UK, fast fading head, amber orange, light hops, full bitterness, light carbonation, thirst quenching, easy drinking

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (2740) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 6, 2013
500ml bottle form Beers of Europe. Amber gold pour with a short-lived white head. Aromas are caramel and grassy hops. Taste is a bit thin, more sweetness, but with a creeping slow bitterness at the back. Thin, light bodied, soft carbonation, short finish. Not very interesting, but definitely a thirst quencher.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
g_georgiou (158) - CYPRUS - OCT 14, 2013
Clear amber colour with a white head but fast fading. Malt and brown sugar. Some chocolate. A bit weak.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
berkshirejohn (4378) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2013
50cl bottle from the Hogs Back Brewery shop. Golden amber with a fast fading cream head; unfortunately the aroma is dominated by overstewed caramel malts; rather thin in the mouth with a sweet caramel malt body, and a hint of burnt sugar; and an incipid finish. Not great.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (667) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2013
Pours a lovely chestnut with a white head, typical bitter smell and a bit of biscuit in the taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (3479) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2013
500ml bottle: BBD Mar 2013, poured into a UK pint sleeve at home on 2 Apr 2013, so two days out of date! Lovely looking beer for 30 seconds: bright amber/reddy brown/light mahogany body with a good but fast fading head. It then doesn’t look so great, just a collar and wisp sits on the fine body. Fruity malt loaf sort of aroma with a taste to match: there is a drying bitterness towards the end of each sip but this is mostly a malt based fairly sweet beer and to my liking. The body is almost rich in its depth and for a 4%ABV beer is impressive, a well made beer for sure.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
EdKing (1788) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2013
Bottle from Oddbins. Colour is chestnut brown, clear, white head and very carbonated. Nose is sugary and citrousy like the smell of R. Whites lemonade, then some barley boiled sweet. Taste is caramel, lemon, boiled sweet sugar, grainy, husky. There’s a million filtered brown bitters like this in England.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
olliejobbins (727) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
500ml bottle. pours a dark amber with small white/cream coloured head. aroma is of malts and hops - smells like a good bitter. taste is a tad disappointing. tasted slightly skunky with an oily feel. still hoppy and bitter nonetheless.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (1801) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
Pours a orange amber colour with a thin white head, fruity aroma, the taste is bitter and malty with a dry finish.


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