Hogs Back HOP Hop Garden Gold (Bottle)

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

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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
john44 (2698) - 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)

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeardedAvenger (493) - 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.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
YantarCoast (1148) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4368) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (2679) - 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.

3.3
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lokis333 (447) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (4455) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2016
Clear golden-amber with a head that settles thin and lacy. Nose has hints of fresh orange and caramel. Bitter-sweet with a dry hoppiness over a sweet malty and lightly fruity body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrat (1347) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2016
Bottle.Good as gold in colour,little head,aroma of lemon and lime,taste of zingy lemon hops,light malt and some sulphur,Squeal for me boy.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dfonorow (2212) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Bottle. Pour is deep clear golden color with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavor of grass, caramel, slight citrus, and grain.


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