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


on tap

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RATINGS: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73/5   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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
worldbeertaste (1778) - West Midlands, - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mauroruellas (648) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - OCT 17, 2015
Apresentação começa bem com rótulo bonito e informativo,líquido levemente licoroso com coloração âmbar dourada,pequena formação de espuma,com bolhas grandes e de baixa duração;aroma levemente adocicado,apresentando mel,notas frutadas e a medida que a cerveja esquenta,o gengibre se sobressai;sabor acompanha o aroma,maltado e com forte presença do gengibre,lúpulo da as caras com pequeno amargor,álcool igualmente notado,carbonatação e corpo medianos,retrogosto doce e picante ao mesmo tempo;bom conjunto,cerveja interessante,porem um pouco enjoativa.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
erling1000 (342) - - SEP 9, 2015
An amber, light foggy beer with ginger and white head. Aroma is ginger, light malty. Taste is bitter sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sjohnh (536) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2015
Only drink if you like ginger beer - this isn’t a million miles away from the alcoholic varieties like Crabbies. I do like ginger and quite like this. It’s a nice amber colour with a bit of white head. Body is medium and a bit creamy. Bit of malt base behind the spice, and a hint of apricot comes through as well.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TorbenJensen (1396) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2015
Blandford Fly tastes off course of ginger. First, it has a sweetness that reminds of berries, then the slightly spicy taste of ginger ending slightly sharp aftertaste. I do not think that it is burning or in some way strong. I actually think it is very tasty, but also far from usual ales. So if you expect a typical ale, you are probably surprised. It is the ginger as the main element, and you should not expect otherwise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MissPxx (911) - - JUN 20, 2015
Gorgeous ginger aroma. Honey coloured. Slight head. Not so fizzy for a bottle. Quite a strong ginger taste with a caramel taste on the back of the tongue. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
culchiem (3148) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle. Deep gold with a thin head. Aroma is thin ginger. Flavor is mild spice, ginger, sticky toffee. Sry spice finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
MrBlueSky93 (504) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. Pours orange-brown with a single finger white head, very clear. Aroma of spices, malts, caramel. Taste of initial malt, then some ginger, some malts, caramel. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6286) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Dorset rate from Rasmus40, golden yellow pour with nice blond ginger aroma and flavors , quite quaffable, good finish with some honey

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mr_h (4021) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2015
500ml bottle at home, source unknown, ginger, malty aroma, clear amber, several streams of bubbles, lively off-white head, caramel, floral, ginger, oily, sweet, good carbonation, ginger aftertaste

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
mikkellund42 (674) - DENMARK - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear light amber with small white head. Aroma is completely dominated by synthetic ginger. Taste is very sweet and light bitter. Body is light syrupy with good carbonation. Finish is long and very sweet and again completely dominated by ginger with faint hints of lime and malt. Is this lemonade or beer?

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