Brewed by Badger (Hall & Woodhouse)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Blandford Forum, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 296   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Name change in August 2011 from Blandford Fly
With the hot summer sun beating down, the patient fly-fishermen of the Dorset Stour await their catch. These ’Flyers’ are celebrated in this warming ale with ginger overtones, rumoured to be originally included to remedy the bites of the infamous Blandford Fly. The rounded sweetness of this medium-bodied brew makes it an ideal and refreshing accompaniment to a hot lamb biryani or spicy crispy chilli beef.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kajser27 (1406) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 4, 2016
Clear, deep golden colored, medium white head. Aroma is of malt, biscuit, ginger, some cardboard and grassy notes. Taste is medium sweet malt and biscuit, decent amount of ginger, cardboard, some grassy light bitterness. Medium to light bodied, soft carbonation. (bottle)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
phfyysik (777) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 25, 2016
Pours orange/red with light head. aroma is grassy, basil, light medicine, bitterness, hops. Taste is sweet, creamy, grassy, light hops, a lot of malts sugar. Boring for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LazyPyro (595) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2016
500ml bottle. Clear golden amber colour with a one-two finger smooth creamy slightly off-white head. Aroma: ginger, sweetish malt, toffee, spice. Taste: ginger, spices, malt. Quite sweet in flavour, very little bitterness, almost creamy in texture Interesting brew... Bit too much ginger/spices in it for my liking, probably pairs well with spicy food but not great as a beer on its own.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerViking (4207) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2016
Bottle, pours amber with a thin head, aromas of golden malt, a little sweetcorn and a hint of spice. Crisp and dry-sweet with a gingery overtone. Maybe a little over-sweet, but pretty good - certainly for a mainstream spice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TaxiDriver (1732) - Stadland, GERMANY - JUL 18, 2016
A light aroma of ginger, a little bit sweet. The small white fizzy head has a short duration. The body is dark yellow. A light bitter taste, some ginger, a light sweet finish. The body is light and creamy with a normal carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jjx (2) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2016 does not count
I can fully understand why people will not like this ale. This ale is what The Smiths is to popular music . You will either hate it or, like me rate it as simply the greatest ever ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
uckelman (648) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2016
Pours clear, copper colored. Foamy off-white head. Aroma is reminscent of gingerbread. Ginger is the flavor at first, then becomes strongly biscuity. Medium sweet. Sticky.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Seffle (455) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2016
Bottle from Morrisons, Fort William 160627. Looks lika beer with nice golden amber , weak head. Smells ginger and tastes sweet ginger. Not my bag at all. Wouldn't call it a beer even, sorry �� ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerNinjaUK (317) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2016
Bottle in Badger multi pack from Sainsbury’s. Pours mid brown with inch of white head. Loads of ginger in the aroma and aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MayumiH (984) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2016
Bottle at home. Clear golden colour with a white head. Sweet ginger spice flavour. A cough syrup aftertaste.

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