kaiho (71) - - SEP 17, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear light amber with noticeable carbonation. Little discernible hop aroma, more of hedgerow and slight sweetness. Taste typical of British bitters with added strange back-of-the-tongue sweetness that borders on the medicinal. Not unpleasant but in larger amounts (toward the end of the pint) started to get overpowering. Not my fave from Hog’s Back.
MichaelAwesome (4053) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fine one shared with McTapps. Grassy and hoppy like the logo offers it. Balanced piwo with some earthy moments and a crispy, bittermild finish. Good one.
McTapps (4053) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Tesco in Ryde. Pours out in a clear amber colour with low ehad and medium body. Aroma of bitter hops and straw. Taste of bitter hops, leaves, grass, citrus, barley and bread. Bitter and medium dry finish with a moderate carbonation. Refreshing, yet nothing special.
jmgreenuk (4334) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Tesco Winchester. Poured a hazy dark amber with a frothy white head and some broken lace. The aroma is resin hop, citrus. The flavour is medium bitter with a fruity resin light metallic hop palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. I’m feeling a little sorry for Gardeners right now. Hardly inspiring.
Benzai (8212) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home. Clear rusty orange color, small off-white to beige head. Smell and taste malts, quite buttery, light to moderately bitter and a touch of leaves. Average body and carbonation.
Mr_Pink_152 (702) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from grumpy goat. Reading. Drunk as part of a long long session so only numbers given.
jwkslenk (34) - NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
England, UK, fast fading head, amber orange, light hops, full bitterness, light carbonation, thirst quenching, easy drinking
allmyvinyl (3336) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 6, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
g_georgiou (217) - CYPRUS - OCT 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber colour with a white head but fast fading. Malt and brown sugar. Some chocolate. A bit weak.
berkshirejohn (4525) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
Rob_D_UK (782) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a lovely chestnut with a white head, typical bitter smell and a bit of biscuit in the taste.