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Hogs Back Gardeners Tipple (Bottle)

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


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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerViking (3323) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2015
Bottle from Lidl, deep brown pour, gassy but with little head retention, toffee and toast on the nose carry through onto the palate. Earthy hops, dusty dry malt and a very light earthy metallic sour tang.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (6052) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2015
500ml Bottle - Light copper in colour. Earthy hops, grain and a hint of chocolate in the aroma. Biscuity and slightly tangy taste with orange, caramel, earthy hops and dried apricot.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Juha (67) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2015
Coppery amber, aroma is some caramel but mostly dusty English hops, taste is crisp, dry, malty with good body for 4% beer, that dustiness from the hops lingers in the mouth. £1.49 at Lidl Dorking, wahey!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
canddw (61) - - JUN 12, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2015 Pours dark amber with wispy head. Full earthy nose with burnt caramel, boiled veg. Full taste is earthy, grass, blackcurrent, a little marmite, metallic hint, short lightly bitter, biscuity finish. Oily but slightly watery palate. Dry. Lots going on, rather nice.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
esp0r (2390) - NORWAY - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle from Ultra Bryn enjoyed at home
Dark copper/brown, creamy beige head. Smell of caramel, bready malts, pale malts, toffee and dusty hops. Light to moderate sweet, quite watery at first, then some malt flavors, bread and toffee. Moderate bitter finish, earthy hops. Maybe a bit boring? Still, flawless

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DruncanVeasey (7768) - NUNEATON, 3rd, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2015
Cheapie from Cov Chavsda. Dour generic brown bitter awash with watery Allsorts, hay and sourish Burton hints. Marginally more engaging aroma with chocolate-coated caramel and dried fruit (dates, figs); suggestions equal parts doppelbock and NE English brown ale. Slim beige head on murky copper.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Rolfarild (173) - NORWAY - MAY 17, 2015
Amber with a white head and nice lacing. Smels and tasts the same: malt and sweet fruit. Aftertaste faint bitter and metallic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alexi91 (274) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Bottle. Supplier: Sainsburys (Bristol). Tangy bitterness with slightly metallic aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1527) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2015
Bottle won in a raffle. Bready malt and caramel with earthy hops and a little toast. Nice bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SangreSani (242) - Głowienka, POLAND - APR 11, 2015
Partially cloudy beer, copper color, off-white medium head. Somewhat fruity aroma. Flowers and apples. Medium bitterness, quite sour. Lightly carbonated, slick texture, light body. Really interesting beer.

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