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Hop Back GFB (Or Gilbert's First Brew) (superseded by 3.5% version from about 2010)

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
Haunch of VenisonSalisbury, Wiltshire16 Mar 2019
The SultanSouth Wimbledon, Greater London14 Apr 2018
The English RoseLuton, Bedfordshire11 Mar 2014
DeaconsSalisbury, Wiltshire13 Jan 2014
Bridge HotelNewcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear21 Nov 2013
The Crown InnCholderton, Wiltshire09 Nov 2013
Prince of WalesFarnborough, Hampshire20 Apr 2013
North StarLeytonstone, Greater London02 Feb 2013
The Flower PotMaidstone, Kent22 Dec 2012
Duck InnLaverstock, Wiltshire15 Jun 2012
Salisbury Rugby Football ClubSalisbury, Wiltshire19 May 2012
Royal GeorgeSalisbury, Wiltshire17 Feb 2011
Anchor & HopeSalisbury, Wiltshire17 Feb 2011
The BohemianDeal, Kent30 Aug 2010
The RoebuckHampton Hill, Greater London29 Mar 2010
The Paper MoonDartford, Kent18 Mar 2010
The Victoria HotelBeeston, Nottinghamshire13 Sep 2008
The Wyndham ArmsSalisbury, Wiltshire21 Apr 2007
The CoronationBristol, Avon14 Apr 2007
The Doric ArchEuston, Central London17 Jan 2006

Tasting Summary

These comments are the opinion of the individual reviewer and represent what they thought of the beer on a particular day in a particular pub. If a review is less favourable, it may be because the beer suffered somewhere in the supply chain between them and the brewery.

Haunch of Venison, Salisbury, Wiltshire

AndrewGood16 Mar 2019 Best of the Hop Back beers
HSBNot Tried13 Jun 2013
Martin the MildmanNot Tried17 Feb 2011

The Sultan, South Wimbledon, Greater London

ChrisEExcellent14 Apr 2018 Selling well, they got through an 18 yesterday and it looked as if they may do the same today.

The English Rose, Luton, Bedfordshire

HSBNot Tried11 Mar 2014
HSBNot Tried04 Feb 2014

Deacons, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Philip PirripExcellent13 Jan 2014
ChrisEGood19 May 2012
ChrisEGood01 May 2010 Light in colour, a good session beer.
AndrewNot Tried21 Apr 2007

Bridge Hotel, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Stephen HarrisNot Tried21 Nov 2013

The Crown Inn, Cholderton, Wiltshire

EdbeckPoor09 Nov 2013

Prince of Wales, Farnborough, Hampshire

thebrewingmanNot Tried20 Apr 2013

North Star, Leytonstone, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried02 Feb 2013
Stephen HarrisNot Tried10 May 2012

The Flower Pot, Maidstone, Kent

DosserNot Tried22 Dec 2012
PedroNot Tried21 Dec 2012
AngieNot Tried02 May 2010 Ran out
AlenomoreExcellent25 Apr 2010 In tip top condition.
PedroExcellent25 Apr 2010
PedroNot Tried24 Apr 2010
PedroNot Tried24 Apr 2010

Duck Inn, Laverstock, Wiltshire

AndrewNot Tried15 Jun 2012

Salisbury Rugby Football Club, Salisbury, Wiltshire

ChrisEExceptional19 May 2012 The best GBF that I can remember. My pints were served by gravity from the stillage, although it was also avaliable on handpump from the bar.

Royal George, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Martin the MildmanGood17 Feb 2011 Shown as 3.5%. Golden ale with a sweetish hop flavour and a dry, hoppy finish. My score 15/20.

Anchor & Hope, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Martin the MildmanAcceptable17 Feb 2011 Pale and rather thin bitter with hop bitterness but little malt balance. My score 14/20.

The Bohemian, Deal, Kent

AlenomoreNot Tried30 Aug 2010
BlairGood20 Mar 2010 Badge has this down at 3.5%. Light hoppy beer, really quite good I thought.

The Roebuck, Hampton Hill, Greater London

James TPoor29 Mar 2010 This wasn't on particularly good form, certainly didnt taste like it after the Hepworth Dark horse. Ever so slightly cloudy. Perhaps tired or not left long enough to pour.. The goldings hops still pulled through strongly in this beer.

The Paper Moon, Dartford, Kent

ChrisENot Tried18 Mar 2010

The Victoria Hotel, Beeston, Nottinghamshire

AndrewNot Tried13 Sep 2008 ...again, Cam's tasted very nice

The Wyndham Arms, Salisbury, Wiltshire

AndrewNot Tried21 Apr 2007

The Coronation, Bristol, Avon

AndrewNot Tried14 Apr 2007
AndrewNot Tried06 May 2006

The Doric Arch, Euston, Central London

IanAcceptable17 Jan 2006 It has been ages since I had this. Golden, thin white head. Slightly nettley farm yardy aroma which to be honest always puts me off. OK in mouth with some grapes, bit wet, not enough body for me. Then dry, dusty hop finish with tingling citrus acids. OK, but not a big fan

Hop Back GFB (Or Gilbert's First Brew) (superseded by 3.5% version from about 2010)

3.80% ABV.

We have tried this beer 14 times.

We have given this beer an average score of Good.

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