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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: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beesbeer (452) - - JAN 26, 2013
Sorry but I was disappointed. Not ginger or hot enough for a ginger beer. The ginger tastes almost artificial "ginger flavour" rather than real. There is a stringer taste of burnt orange and perhaps a hint of clove? The beer is very sweet. Not really a success for my palate.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MissPxx (812) - - 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

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
culchiem (3012) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
MrBlueSky93 (500) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6237) - 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

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mr_h (3644) - 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

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
mikkellund42 (645) - 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?

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mabuzzer (295) - 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 (109) - 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 (102) - 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 (14175) - 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.


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