chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, - JAN 8, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It is a long time since I tasted Badger Best and I really only had this because I was testing out the pub, which had recently been taken over and refurbished by Badger - and a good job they have done. My memory of this beer was that it was mediocre at best, but I was pleasantly surprised. Nice mid brown/coppery colour. Soft malt aroma with some hoppy tones. Quite assertive bitter attack on the tongue, which soon dies down, accompanied by some subtle sweetish malt and a hint of nuts. However, this fades away fast on the finish, leaving the bitterness, which tends towards astringency, but is not unpleasant. A quite pleasant best bitter, if maybe a little thin, but nothing outstanding. Handpump, Old Nick, London WC1.
kassner (1291) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had this twice, first in Salisbury at The New Inn then later in Chipping Campden. Mild and a bit thin noticeable hops. Best thing was I got a glass.
viktorvee (449) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A bit watery and not packed with flavour, prefer the tanglefoot, but this is a standard brown bitter. Slightly boring.
JorgeLee (952) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at St Stevens Tavern, Westminster. Copper coloured bitter, main character a slightly spicy fruitiness, medium finish. A good example of west country bitter i guess, but have to say it isnít my favourite part of the country for local beer.
Vladivostok (198) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Unassuming mid-brown ale in which neither malt nor hops dominate. Head retention is generally close to zero - not a problem if you like it that way. Just isnít a beer I can get excited about.
BigBeerHead (42) - Reading, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2009
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
On cask. Another Badger beer and this one seems quite strange. What can I say the lack of sugar is rather noticeable I mean why have such a sour tasting beer as this. At 4% abv your not gonna get drunk on it that easy but its far from exciting this ale to be honest iíd rather drink some lemonade.
downender (5590) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned at the Ship & Shovell, Charing Cross. Amber coloured with next to no head. Aroma had a touch of caramel and a hint of grassy hops. Flavour was slightly sweet before a decent enough bitter finish. Ok, but not memorable.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask (Tasted in London) Amber clear colour with a little head. Light aroma of floral and caramel. Light flavour of caramel and flower notes, nothing special at all, very common cask.
ALLOVATE (2221) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2006
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Cask, handpump @ the conveniently named Kingís Arms Inn, Mickleton.
Bright and still in the glass and a tawny copper in colour. Head was there then it wasnít, but I canít say it was the gravity of the brew (unclean pint glass!?!). Burnt caramel and burnt toast aroma that was sharp and a little unpleasant. Rather dull in the mouth with a flat, filling but lifeless body in desperate need of flavour. Bitter, burnt caramel and toffee shines through with a flavour I can only best describe as burnt, soggy newspapers. Finish is tannic and claps out with nothing showing in the aftertaste. This was as boring as hell and any characteristics it showed just did not work. A wishy-washy bitter!!!
imdownthepub (9152) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned at The Saye & Seal Arms, Broughton, Oxon. Reddish amber with white head. Thin malty beer with a sugary toffee note in the base. Some bittering hop on the finish with a little tea like dustiness. Fairly average.
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - FEB 5, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Stale and sweaty nose, pale amber color, low foamy head. Light malt, really thin and weak. Just a little bitter. Watery and weak overall.