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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: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76   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.


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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
worldbeertaste (1637) - - OCT 15, 2012
Light clear amber with a light white head. Smells spicy with cinnamon and ginger, malt and a light fruity citrus. Medium thin body. Tastes like a normal bitter with malt, caramel being the defining elements with a clear ginger kick. Unfortunately the cheap pasteurisation leaves a chemical element on the finish. Nice spice attempt. Would be better as a cask.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
digopossobon (285) - MACAE, BRAZIL - SEP 20, 2014
Essa sim é uma cerveja diferente. Temperada com gengibre. Vale pela experiência. Ainda mais se quiser provar uma cerveja picante. É uma cerveja que surpreende conforme vai sendo degustada. Creme com boa formação e de coloração acastanhada. Líquido translúcido amarelo avermelhado. Aroma doce. Herval. Tubaína. Intensidade média. Sabor suave, adocicado, claro gengibre. Retrogosto adocicado também. Boa duração. Picante como a proposta!!!

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Dervock (501) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle - pours pale gold with a small white head. Light ginger/ lemonade aroma. Sweetish taste. Not keen on this one.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dfinney23 (1680) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2014
A fine ginger beer for those who aren’t all that keen on ginger. Or fine beer, for that matter. Tastes like a mediocre bitter with a hint of bitter adding a hint of interest.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JorgeLee (1194) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Nelson at Aaron’s 3rd birthday. Light amber colour, decent carbonation. Drunk at room rather than cellar temperature or colder, and felt quite flabby, sweet malts and some very muddly spice. Maybe would have been more refreshing served from the fridge, but I prefer my ginger (and ginger beer) a bit fresher and sharper. A bit disappointing this.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
undercurrent25 (1413) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2014
Pale golden colour, ginger aroma, taste is subtle ginger and after that a bit bland (no pun intended)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Danev76 (508) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2014
Mild fruity aroma. Light golden colour with little head. Definite ginger hit balanced with hops in the finish. Light body with medium carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MunBro (364) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
Giving this a big ’meh’. Doesn’t have a fresh snap of ginger - just a tired old hint of it. Decent pour, odd smell, off flavour. This was a miss for me.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mr_Pink_152 (711) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2014
500ml bottle from Waitrose. Amber colour, with slight white head. Ginger and light caramel aroma. Strong ginger, sweet caramel flavour. Not great, a bit to ginger for me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
welliewhitney (1) - ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014 does not count
Nice if served slighty chilled or an hour. Smells like Ginger, lemon and malty spicy golden hops. Taste of strong ginger, lemon, bass shandy and acacia honey. A tasty honey, bitter lemon, sweet ginger and golden beer aftertaste. Best severed with jalfrezi or bhuna type currys. The aftertaste makes the beer worth drinking. Summer quencher.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kevnic2008 (8092) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUN 29, 2014
Pours a clear amber body with a medium white head. Aroma of ginger, caramel, and biscuit. Sweet.


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