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


on tap

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RATINGS: 223   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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   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kevnic2008 (7571) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUN 29, 2014
Pours a clear amber body with a medium white head. Aroma of ginger, caramel, and biscuit. Sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sdmmb (678) - USA - JUN 19, 2014
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought in Wakefield. Taste of ginger but not as sweet as a ginger beer. Strange. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tinylightsrecs (124) - - MAY 4, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2014 Bottle from Sainsburys at home. Lively, effervescent pour - ginger and spice taste and sensation perhaps a bit overwhelming.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Buongiorgio00 (718) - - APR 28, 2014
Il verdetto è univoco: troppo zenzero. Il gusto è completamente dominato da questa presenza oscura e dilagante, che a metà bevuta comincia a stancare e cancella qualsiasi altra sfumatura. Amaro impercettibile.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jjsint (627) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
500ml bottle at home (gift). Dark gold with a fair amount of lacing. Head is small. Scent of ginger and mulled spices with a bit of pee. Taste is sulphur-awful at first, then the sweetness of the ginger takes over. I don’t normally like ginger in my beer but this comes as a blessed relief. Gets better as I drink it, bordering on ok. I just don’t get on with this beer particularly well but not bad enough to drain pour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Philym (919) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2014
Appearance: Clear amber with 2 finger thick white head. Aroma: Ginger, yeasty, bready and umami. Taste: Medium bitter and sweetness with low sourness. Palate: Thick lightly coarse texture, light body, average carbonation, lingering malty finish with a ginger undertone and subtle fiery heat (oxymoron). Comments: Good and glass lace. It is still a beer and not an alcoholic soft drink!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
pivnizub (8724) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - APR 18, 2014
Bouteille:Deep golden, nearly clear, small white foamy layer; sweet-bitter fruity to grainy nose with well detectable aromas of ginger in the Background; sticky MF, light to medium bodied, mainly sweet flavour; lingering sweet and light bitter finish with a slight ginger burn in the aftertaste. Oh no...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
booldawg (44) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2014
Had a bit of a shandy taste to it. The ginger was quite prominent. Had a certain sweetness to it that wasn’t to my palate. Was quite surprised to see the ABV is 5.2

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
allmyvinyl (2740) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 30, 2014
500ml bottle at home. Pours clear amber, no head. Aromas are light ginger, but watery. Taste is the same. Sweet ginger biscuits. Not really my thing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jj0076 (31) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2014
Was surprised by the ginger taste but didn't find it unpleasant. Might consider buying again for a summer BBQ.

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