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Hop Back GFB (Gilberts First Brew)

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Brewed by Hop Back
Style: Bitter
Salisbury, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
Also known as Celtic Bitter in Celtic Inns pubs.
Golden, light, clean and tasty - ideal session ale. Hoppy aroma from East Kent Goldings, dry finish.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (3715) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2014
Cask @ Fox & Goose, Hebden Bridge. Golden with a small head. Light session ale with a small malt-hop fusion.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (3598) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2013
Hand-pulled pint in the lovely old tourist pub ’Haunch of Venison’, Salisbury, on 12th Oct 2013. This comes a real pale golden colour, almost Lager-like and with the same white head s you’d expect on a Lager/Pilsner. The aroma was both ’grainy’ and hoppy in about equal measures, the hops just winning in the taste stakes with a mild citrus hint coming through. Dry finish to a pretty average brew that was almost boring and lacking any robustness of flavour or body depth. Subtle for some, bland for me.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Leighton (10683) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2012
Cask at The Brownswood, London. Pours clear yellow with a fine, white froth head. Grainy malt nose, wet leaves. Light sweet flavor, toasted grains, dirt, leafy bitterness. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately sweet finish, toast, more dirt and leaves, grainy malts. Wholly uninspiring.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mr_h (2799) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2012
Cask by air pressure at Geordie’s Byre, Ayr - clear yellow, good off-white head, light hoppy aroma, flavour is earthy, resin, some sort of citrus, high carbonation, bitter earthy aftertaste

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (4442) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2012
Cask at the Wyndham Arms, Salisbury. Amber with a loose white head; aroma of fresh, grassy hops and malts; in the mouth there is an immediate bite of sharp citrus hops, then a slightly sweet malty body; follwed by a prolonged bitterness. An excellent bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2011
Cask at Cloisters. A blonde ale with a fair white head. Aroma of yeast and caramel. Similar flavours with some pepper also. Very dry with a bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (5009) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2011
Cask at the Number Twenty-2, Darlington. Golden colour, moderate white head. Moderate flowery aroma. Elderflowers? Floral and hoppy flavour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2011
7th December 2007
Pigs Ear Festival, Hackney. Dry palate. Hoppy with distinct elderflower. Also prominent honey. A bit different.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SaintMatty (5180) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2009
Cask (Deacons, Salisbury) - Gold/amber in colour. Slightly hoppy aroma with peach, tea and fruit. Malty and fruity taste with faint notes of peach and hops. I remember it being better than this, so I will rate it again in future.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2009
Handpulles cask at the Sultan, Colliers Wood. Gold with a white head. Fresh tasting and quaffable but rather unexciting. Slightly metalic english hops.


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