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

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RATINGS: 260   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.


2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mabuzzer (224) - SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2015
500ml bottle. Clear golden with a thin white head. Sweet, spicy aroma, taste is toffee, ginger and pumpkin spice. A little sickly tbh. Thin

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nazbion (64) - Tübingen, GERMANY - APR 25, 2015
Pours clear golden with white head. Aroma of ginger, grass, herbs and soap. Taste is medium sour with light bit aftertaste. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DIBBLE (73) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2015
Initially lively clear golden beer with a thick white head. Sweet and earthy with upfront ginger aroma. Bold ginger sweetness dominates the taste with some light floral hoppyness in the rear. Sweaty dog hair taste in the finish though. What’s that about? Never the less I like it. Sweaty dog an all. Always dug ginger me.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
TBone (13638) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 10, 2015
Bottled 500ml. Clear amber color, small steady white head. Sweet honeyish aroma with ginger. Light-bodied. Sweetish with harsh ginger-like notes. Almost like a alko soda mix. Terrible.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
CraftyBeerTour (114) - Barcelon, SPAIN - APR 6, 2015
500 ml bottle bought at Waitrose supermarket. Aroma: floral first, then some gingeriness, delicate, inviting. Appearance: white frothy, persistent head, CO2 bubbles busy rising up through a brite, golden beer. Great. Flavour: sweet and gingery first, a "dusty" ginger flavour, some creamy passtisserie flavour, followed by some light hop bitterness in the linger. Palate: carbonation is refreshing, slips down nicely. Comment: a little too sweet and ginger beerish for my liking.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
leosanches (33) - - APR 2, 2015
Cerveja amarelo claro, brilhante e translúcida. A aparência aponta para uma cerveja refrescante e é possível ver bolhas subindo. O aroma é peculiar, com o toque cítrico e de gengibre já se pronunciando. O sabor é pouco equilibrado, com o gengibre se destacando e deixando pouco espaço para o álcool, amargor e frutas cítricas. A drinkability é um pouco prejudica pelo excesso de gengibre, que também permanece no aftertaste, deixando um toque apimentado no paladar. O corpo é leve e a carbonatação é alta. Cerveja muito peculiar, que peça pelo exagero do gengibre.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBHansen (298) - Køge, DENMARK - APR 2, 2015
Bottle @ DØE Appearance: pours clear golden with powerful soapy white head and good lacing. aroma/taste: caramel, bread, toffee, berries and some spicy and floral notes. palette: medium carbonation, medium body, notable toffee sweetness, low to average bitterness, medium duration, and an oily texture. Overall: Nice tasteful ale, though not that "bitter"

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alexi91 (129) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Pint Glass. Supplier: ASDA (Bristol). Very heady with ginger kick.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Niller (799) - Hammel, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle from Fakta. Pours clear golden with a white head. Sweet spicy taste. Lots of ginger, toffee, notes of malt. Soft carbonation. Sweet spicy finish.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
UXO (675) - CANADA - MAR 28, 2015
Pours slightly hazy pale amber with two fingers of soapy off-white head, good retention and excellent lacing. (4/5) Nose is ginger and not much else. (4/10) Taste is moderately strong sweet, mild peppery spice. (3/10) Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, sticky finish. (2/5) A bit of a sticky mess. Basically ginger beer, and certainly not an ESB. And not very good. Drank half, got bored. (8/20)


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