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

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kaiho (71) - - SEP 17, 2012
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.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bbertels (329) - NORWAY - JUN 10, 2016
Bottle. A nice, golden colour - moderate head, fizzy carbonation. Short taste, a bit watery, classic easy to drink lager. Ok, not more.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nybol (1363) - DENMARK - APR 24, 2016
Middel humle, fyldig i en vinøs smag, en god og lang eftersmag. en god smag.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wheresthepath (2068) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle, gift from the Outlaws- cheers! Amber-brown with a middling off-white head. Moderate fizz. Chocolate, toffee and fruit are hidden behind a lot of cardboard. There’s a decent bitter fighting to get out here, but unfortunately the cardboard wins the battle. Shame.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bartlebier (3303) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JAN 17, 2016
From bottle samples offered at Freiburg Sister city market (Guildford), 06/2015, notes. - Lemon drops and diluted caramels in aroma. Mouthfeel and body slightly dusty and watery, managing to carry a fair bit of herbal-melissa Fuggles to give the lemon cake dunked in weak green tea some presence. Something resembling childish Citra aromas hovering about. Maybe pedestrian in its UK context, but I’ll take any Fuggles&Golding cocktail under 5% I can get in summer weather.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (5742) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2015
500ml bottle at home, 4%, BB July 2016 as ’Hogs Back Gardeners Tipple’. Amber orange, clear, lightly sparkling, tan head dies down pretty quickly. Aroma is toffee malt, tea cake, currants. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is bready, resin, light ash, dry finish. The flavour is decent. I like the ashy hops. Overall, better than expected.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
alex_leit (1946) - Minsk, BELARUS - NOV 9, 2015
Bottle. Copper-colored. Aroma: diacetyl, caramel, fruits. Taste: caramel, a little nuts and fruits, drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vighals (2925) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - OCT 22, 2015
Gylden brun klar med fingerhøyt beige skum. Lett malt og karamellukt. Lett bitter smak med noe karamellsødme. Kort, noe metallisk avsluttning.

3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AtronSeige (1199) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - OCT 12, 2015
Aroma: Medium, earthy, malty, toffee. Medium-light berries Appearance: Brilliant copper body. Small, off-white head. Fair retention. Lacing Flavour: Medium-light bitterness. Medium-light hops, earthy, Light malty, toffee. Dry finish with lingering light hops. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-low carbonation. Light astringency. Overall: Good aroma, fair taste, but the astringency is an issue. Lacking in bitterness. 500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 8B. Special/Best/Premium Bitter

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerViking (3982) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (6620) - 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.


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