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

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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Bottle: Brewery conditioned (filtered)
A light and very refreshing golden ale, named after the many hop gardens that used to be found in the fields surrounding the brewery and throughout the Farnham Valley. Crafted with a fine blend of best English malted barley and fresh local Fuggles hops from one of the last hop farms in the area, Hop Garden Gold is a perfect balance of aroma and bitterness, with a slight hint of fruit and sweetness.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
marquisalex (167) - Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2013
Bottle, poured into tulip glass. Pours a tarnished brass colour with a thin white head. Aroma is nondescript bitter - some malt, some hop. Flavour is straight down the middle. Short, bitter finish, gentle carbonation. OK.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity and light hoppy - grass. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 121013

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (2875) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
500 ml bottle
This was a decent county tick that I stumbled across in Stratford at the grocery store. For the price I would have bought more if I did not have a big backlog of beers to drink before the trip home.

Aroma / Appearance - The caramel bronze base has a soft white head that fades away very quickly. Watered down shots of caramel give it the tinge of overdone brownies that are still chewy in the middle. Everything is pretty low key.

Flavor / Palate - Caramel, noble hops, and muddy twigs are acceptable but do not have an amazing presence. The earthiness that grounds the malts hold back the hops for a while. Eventually they do come through and leave a mild bitter finish. This is a passable beer but I would not have gone out of my way to buy it.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
maeib (8577) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2013
Bottled 15/08/13. An orange gold, headless beer. A bit fusty in the nose. Sweet and fusty in the mouth. Low hopping and caramel. Not really my thing which isnít good as Iím a Farnham boy.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gethinbeer (2114) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2013
Orange copper pour witg a.thin white lace. Malt and honey aroma. Spicy malt flavour. Sweet honey syrup texture. Dissapointing

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - AUG 11, 2013
Nice light and golden bitter. Gentle on the bitter, fuller on the grassy hop floral flavours.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
hallinghansen (1881) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2013
Bottle @ Odense tasting. Clear golden body with a medium white head. Arom is hay and grain. Flavor follows the nose. Boring.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JanLaursen (2985) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2013
Bottle 50 cl. Clear golden with a decent 1/2 finger thick white head. Sweet grainy, light malty nose with not much evidence of the hops except for a hint of grass. Flavor has subtle caramel notes, a medium body and a nice bitter hop-bite with a tiny note of citrus. Well balanced, plain and in-offensive, but ok drinkabillity.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rauchbier (3593) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2013
Bottle, from Waitrose, Willerby. Gold, thin shortlived white head and low condition. Delicate floral hop notes and gentle sweet honey in the nose, quite soft and fruity initially in the mouth with hints of banana, then becoming slightly yeast bitter and tinged with a slight woodsmoke note, finish is muted with some banana remaining briefly before becoming slightly dry.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (672) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2013
Pours a clear gold with a white head that doesnít stay. Smell has hints of floral. Taste is weak bitter, smooth drinking.


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