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

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   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, Gardeners 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 Hogs Back.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ManVsBeer (10019) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2017
Bottle from Tesco, Borehamwood. Amber red with a small head. Has a slightly thin texture, but a drinkable one with a small rye maltiness and a light bitterness.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Davros IX (303) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2017
A typical English bitter with a nice dark copper colour, a malty flavour and a surprising and, to me, unwelcome sweetness. It certainly ticked all of the expected boxes, but I found that sweetness offputting. There needed to be more bitterness to this bitter!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kajser27 (1748) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 11, 2017
Clear, copper colored, small off white head. Aroma is of malt, some caramel, fruity, some apple. Taste is medium sweet malt, caramel, apple, fruity, some cardboard, medium- grassy bitterness, some apple tartness, dry. Light+ bodied, soft carbonation. Eh...

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YognSpoon (3) - Sandringham, AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2017 does not count
Aroma malt with a little citrus but overwelmed with resin. Pours a clear golden copper with a white head that quickly dissipates. Sweet malt, again that resin. Finishes with a subtle hop bitterness. I would prefer more hop. Medium bodied but feels lighter with light carbonation. Feels sprizzy in the mouth. Suspect would enjoy more served slightly chilled on a hot summer day. Overall, a decent enough bitter that needs a little more hop. Want to try again in 6 months time under a warm sun.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bateleur (39) - BETCHWORTH, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2017
500ml bottle from Waitrose. Pours copper red with medium head. Caramelised malt dominates aroma, taste slightly sweet with just a hint of bitter. Slightly fizzy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (3041) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Bottle. BCA - Orangey Copper in colour. Malty; toasty malts, caramel, toffee. Fruity; citrus-orange. Hoppy; grassy hops. Moderately sweet malty fruity throughout. Light drying finish. Drinkable. Not bad at all. (2015-04-07)

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
prawlie (1577) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2016
Smells a bit soapy. Zesty, light spiced hops with a hint of caramel malt. Pretty tasty and you wouldnt peg it for a weaker beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniele (8911) - ITALY - OCT 18, 2016
bottle ambrata limpida schiuma media non molto persistente decisa nota maltata lieve note terrose secchezza media amaro non intenso

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bbertels (474) - 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 (1731) - DENMARK - APR 24, 2016
Middel humle, fyldig i en vins smag, en god og lang eftersmag. en god smag.


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