Hogs Back HOP Hop Garden Gold (Bottle)

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Davros IX (300) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2017
A light colour in the tankard and sweet on the palate. Nice lacing and lots of fruity hops and no discernable bitterness. It was a bit too sweet for my liking and not a beer I particularly enjoyed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kajser27 (1745) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 12, 2017
Clear, golden colored, medium- white head. Aroma is of malt, some biscuit, fruity and grassy hops. Taste is medium- sweet malt, bit caramel, biscuit, fruity, grassy medium- hops, medium bitterness, dry finish. Medium- bodied, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
YognSpoon (3) - Sandringham, AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2017 does not count
Aroma spicy and orange, yum. Copper and golden colour. Clear with white head that dissipates quickly. Malty driven but orange flavours and spice come through to a bitter finish. Medium body that is lightly carbonated. Good bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
john44 (3034) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2017
Bottle. Yellowy Gold in colour. Good white head. Good lacing. Malty; toasty malts, caramel. Fruity; light citrusy fruits. Hoppy; lightly hopped, grassy hops. Starts sweet malty fruity. Quite dry. Mildly bitter in the finish. Easy drinking. (2016-01-15)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeardedAvenger (663) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2016
Bottle at my parents, which I think they got at Lidl. Floral aroma. Medium gold. Bubbly. Decent bright white and creamy head. Bitter, with an underlying sweetness, especially in the finish. Light bodied. The carbonation has some impact to it. Long finish. Nice enough but nothing to write home about.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
YantarCoast (1276) - Moscow, RUSSIA - OCT 18, 2016
500ml bottle. Pours clear gold with no head. Aroma is stale malt and grain. Taste is slightly sweet, boiled vegetables, water, slight bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4735) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2016
Tried in bottle at a birthday party. Golden colour with a white head. Citrus fruity aroma and taste. Citrus bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (2899) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2016
Bottle from Aldi. Dark gold with a slightly odd orange hue. Malty and grainy with a slight fruity hint (tangerine?) in the nose. Decent sweet taste with only slight hop bitterness at the end of the sip. Not so sure about the aftertaste, which along with a welcome floral note has a corny astringency like many poor lagers. This isnt a bad beer, and I like it a bit more as it goes on,but its highly unlikely to become one of my favourites.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eastkenttom (126) - herne bay, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2016
A nice bright and bouncy golden ale. Wont shock anyone with originality but a nice smooth brew that Ill buy again, as its 1.25 in Aldi.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lokis333 (477) - Birai, LITHUANIA - MAR 4, 2016
Clear gold color with minimal white foam. Aromas, mainly malty, bit soapy, grassy and fresh and bit more on the sweet side but weak. Palate, light body with lightish maybe bit oily texture leaving grassy bitter finish. Taste is more on bitter side and tastes mainly of bitter green grass. Overall, interesing beer with harsh grass bitternes not hop like though. Not the easiest going but interesting to try.

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