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


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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask: Regular.
Also known as Badger Best.
"A traditional country ale craft brewed using only a mixture of Premium English Ale Malt and coloured malt. No sugar or colour extracts are used. Our brewing experts have truly balanced the flavours to give a well hopped session ale."

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
adv (22) - Milan, - APR 14, 2003
One of the few Bitters readily available in Italy, it gives a bad image to the style. It has a quite negative too-much-mature-fruit aftertaste

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kassner (1552) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
A bit watery and not packed with flavour, prefer the tanglefoot, but this is a standard brown bitter. Slightly boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorgeLee (1800) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2011
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vladivostok (452) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2010
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
BigBeerHead (42) - Reading, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2009
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (7960) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2007
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2007
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
ALLOVATE (2912) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2006
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!!!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (13396) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2006
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
pivo (2667) - GERMANY - FEB 5, 2006
Stale and sweaty nose, pale amber color, low foamy head. Light malt, really thin and weak. Just a little bitter. Watery and weak overall.

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