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

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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular, and bottle conditioned prior to 2012.
A malty pale golden beer with hints of banana and pineapple. An excellent balance of aroma and bittering hops followed by a long dry hoppy finish.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2010 Cask conditioned - handpump - Criterion Leicester. A dark gold coloured beer. The aroma is hoppy with some pineapple and marmalade. The taste is also hoppy but there is some sticky sweetness. A little unbalanced. Score 3.1
Subsequent rating also scored 3.1. Score unchanged.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (4381) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2007
Cask at the Monks Retreat (JDW), Reading. Gold with a thick creamy head; fruity aroma; bitter and orangey to start then developing a marmalade sweetness; sweet and sticky finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2007
Cask conditioned @ Hole in The Wall, Porstmouth. Nice citrussy hop and full malty flavours. Fairly sweet and not really enough bitterness. Slightly odd sweet flavour.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2006
Cask, Light golden with a small creamy cap. Soft aroma of citrus, flowery hops and some bready malt. Bitterness is quite low, flavours of caramel, buiskey malt and some light flowery hops. Overall it feels a little weak in flavour for the abv.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2006
Cask @ GBBF 2006. Pours a golden colour with a large longlasting off-white head. Fruity malty hoppy aroma. Malty fruity hoppy flavor. Has a long malty aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (13194) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2006
Cask handpull at Magpie and Crown, Brentford. Golden beer with thin white head. Yeast, hop aroma, biscuit malt, orange fruit. Really drinkable. Tad of stale malt and dusty hop on finish. Citrus is good. I like this, its summery

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2009 1. Cask Handpump at the Old Market Tavern, Altrincham 17/05/2001 (As Hop Garden Gold) Golden coloured beer. Very hoppy. 2. Cask Handpump at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 07/08/2009 (As HOP) Some fruit aroma. Golden coloured smooth on the palate and hoppy with a slightly peppery taste. A little dryness in a crisp full malt finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2005
Handpulled at the Babington Arms 1st Golden Ales Festival (JDW) Derby. Clear fresh golden body, a little liquid lemon to the aroma, biscuity tinge with a gentle sweet finish. One of the best of the fest.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2005
Gold with a white head. Medium-full bodied, quite silky. Mild biscuity malts with a nice hoppy finish. Nice refreshing ale.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2005
Cask @ Reading Festival. Golden beer with a dose of hops in there also. It’s better than their mild that was also on.


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