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


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RATINGS: 293   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7/5   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 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerViking (3992) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2016
Bottle, pours amber with a thin head, aromas of golden malt, a little sweetcorn and a hint of spice. Crisp and dry-sweet with a gingery overtone. Maybe a little over-sweet, but pretty good - certainly for a mainstream spice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TaxiDriver (1694) - Stadland, GERMANY - JUL 18, 2016
A light aroma of ginger, a little bit sweet. The small white fizzy head has a short duration. The body is dark yellow. A light bitter taste, some ginger, a light sweet finish. The body is light and creamy with a normal carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jjx (2) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2016 does not count
I can fully understand why people will not like this ale. This ale is what The Smiths is to popular music . You will either hate it or, like me rate it as simply the greatest ever ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
uckelman (580) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2016
Pours clear, copper colored. Foamy off-white head. Aroma is reminscent of gingerbread. Ginger is the flavor at first, then becomes strongly biscuity. Medium sweet. Sticky.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Seffle (455) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2016
Bottle from Morrisons, Fort William 160627. Looks lika beer with nice golden amber , weak head. Smells ginger and tastes sweet ginger. Not my bag at all. Wouldn't call it a beer even, sorry �� ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerNinjaUK (227) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2016
Bottle in Badger multi pack from Sainsbury’s. Pours mid brown with inch of white head. Loads of ginger in the aroma and aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MayumiH (875) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2016
Bottle at home. Clear golden colour with a white head. Sweet ginger spice flavour. A cough syrup aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cunningham (6778) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 26, 2016
Decent refreshing ale.
Clear golden color with a fine white head. Moderate ginger intensity in the aroma. Medium body and an average carbonation. Tad sweet and a moderate bitterness. Malty, herbal and ginger in the flavor.
[Bottle from Sainsburys at Marble Arch in London, England]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarcinG (397) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2016
Butelka. Miedziane z ladna biala piana. W zapachu lekkie cytrusy nuty orzechowe ciastka i chmiel. W smaku podobnie. Dosc plytkie. Goryczkowy finisz. Nic wielkiego

Marcin G

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
thirstyrabbit (1698) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 22, 2016
Bottle. Golden body with a small head. Aroma has sharp ginger and not much else. Taste has sweet malt with plenty of ginger. I don’t detect hoppy parts behind this spicy ginger. Too much ginger and not enough hops for me. It’s clean and drinkable but I generally don’t enjoy ginger beers that much. Not something I would want to have again.

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