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


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 258   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Share this beer with friends!
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.

Beesbeer's rating

   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DIBBLE (61) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
TBone (13446) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
CraftyBeerTour (109) - Barcelon, SPAIN - APR 6, 2015
500 ml bottle bought at Waitrose supermarket. Aroma: floral first, then some gingeriness, delicate, inviting. Appearance: white frothy, persistent head, CO2 bubbles busy rising up through a brite, golden beer. Great. Flavour: sweet and gingery first, a "dusty" ginger flavour, some creamy passtisserie flavour, followed by some light hop bitterness in the linger. Palate: carbonation is refreshing, slips down nicely. Comment: a little too sweet and ginger beerish for my liking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
leosanches (24) - - APR 2, 2015
Cerveja amarelo claro, brilhante e translúcida. A aparência aponta para uma cerveja refrescante e é possível ver bolhas subindo. O aroma é peculiar, com o toque cítrico e de gengibre já se pronunciando. O sabor é pouco equilibrado, com o gengibre se destacando e deixando pouco espaço para o álcool, amargor e frutas cítricas. A drinkability é um pouco prejudica pelo excesso de gengibre, que também permanece no aftertaste, deixando um toque apimentado no paladar. O corpo é leve e a carbonatação é alta. Cerveja muito peculiar, que peça pelo exagero do gengibre.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBHansen (278) - Køge, DENMARK - APR 2, 2015
Bottle @ DØE Appearance: pours clear golden with powerful soapy white head and good lacing. aroma/taste: caramel, bread, toffee, berries and some spicy and floral notes. palette: medium carbonation, medium body, notable toffee sweetness, low to average bitterness, medium duration, and an oily texture. Overall: Nice tasteful ale, though not that "bitter"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alexi91 (110) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Pint Glass. Supplier: ASDA (Bristol). Very heady with ginger kick.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Niller (792) - Hammel, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle from Fakta. Pours clear golden with a white head. Sweet spicy taste. Lots of ginger, toffee, notes of malt. Soft carbonation. Sweet spicy finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
UXO (628) - CANADA - MAR 28, 2015
Pours slightly hazy pale amber with two fingers of soapy off-white head, good retention and excellent lacing. (4/5) Nose is ginger and not much else. (4/10) Taste is moderately strong sweet, mild peppery spice. (3/10) Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, sticky finish. (2/5) A bit of a sticky mess. Basically ginger beer, and certainly not an ESB. And not very good. Drank half, got bored. (8/20)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
KoNrRiI (679) - Århus, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2015
0.5 bottle. Clear, gold color and a small, white head. Aroma of ginger, citruses, and delicate pale malts. Taste is also sweet and mostly ginger; also some cloth and what seems to be a dish soap - hard to detect other notes to be honest. Light to medium body, slick texture, and soft carbonation. Finish introduces some long-awaited malty and yeasty flavors. Overall a bad beer, doesn’t resemble an ESB at all and it wouldn’t be a big issue if at least it was good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Bamsen78 (3941) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear darkish golden with airy but stable white head. Clear aroma of malt and yeast, with notes of hops and ginger. Bitter flavour of hops, with sweetish notes of ginger and yeast and some rather unpleasant touches of detergent and stale malt. Sweetish and mildly bitter aftertaste. Not my idea of fun.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 26

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50