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


on tap

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 2.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   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.

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   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (4053) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
McTapps (4053) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2014
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmgreenuk (4334) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (8212) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2014
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (702) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2014
500ml bottle from grumpy goat. Reading. Drunk as part of a long long session so only numbers given.

   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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (3336) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
g_georgiou (217) - CYPRUS - OCT 14, 2013
Clear amber colour with a white head but fast fading. Malt and brown sugar. Some chocolate. A bit weak.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
berkshirejohn (4525) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (782) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2013
Pours a lovely chestnut with a white head, typical bitter smell and a bit of biscuit in the taste.

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