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


on tap

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (2698) - 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)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
prawlie (1534) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniele (8623) - ITALY - OCT 18, 2016
bottle ambrata limpida schiuma media non molto persistente decisa nota maltata lieve note terrose secchezza media amaro non intenso

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bbertels (443) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nybol (1680) - DENMARK - APR 24, 2016
Middel humle, fyldig i en vins smag, en god og lang eftersmag. en god smag.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wheresthepath (2229) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle, gift from the Outlaws- cheers! Amber-brown with a middling off-white head. Moderate fizz. Chocolate, toffee and fruit are hidden behind a lot of cardboard. Theres a decent bitter fighting to get out here, but unfortunately the cardboard wins the battle. Shame.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bartlebier (3726) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JAN 17, 2016
From bottle samples offered at Freiburg Sister city market (Guildford), 06/2015, notes. - Lemon drops and diluted caramels in aroma. Mouthfeel and body slightly dusty and watery, managing to carry a fair bit of herbal-melissa Fuggles to give the lemon cake dunked in weak green tea some presence. Something resembling childish Citra aromas hovering about. Maybe pedestrian in its UK context, but Ill take any Fuggles&Golding cocktail under 5% I can get in summer weather.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (7400) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2015
500ml bottle at home, 4%, BB July 2016 as Hogs Back Gardeners Tipple. Amber orange, clear, lightly sparkling, tan head dies down pretty quickly. Aroma is toffee malt, tea cake, currants. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is bready, resin, light ash, dry finish. The flavour is decent. I like the ashy hops. Overall, better than expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
alex_leit (3282) - Minsk, BELARUS - NOV 9, 2015
Bottle. Copper-colored. Aroma: diacetyl, caramel, fruits. Taste: caramel, a little nuts and fruits, drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vighals (3555) - Srumsand, NORWAY - OCT 22, 2015
Gylden brun klar med fingerhyt beige skum. Lett malt og karamellukt. Lett bitter smak med noe karamellsdme. Kort, noe metallisk avsluttning.

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