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


on tap

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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Bottle: Pasteurised
"It has taken us over two years to develop this golden brown country ale. Badger First Gold is a country ale from Dorset using a single English hop for purity and character."

A classic country ale from Dorset using a single hop variety for purity and character. First Gold are dwarf hops that grow in low hedgerows, more reminiscent of a vineyard, enabling a better quality harvest. A clean, fresh, distinctive ale with hints of orange and spice from the hop, perfect with traditional English roasts and pies.

Hermod's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hermod (2810) - Vantaa, - DEC 7, 2012
50cl bottle. BBE 03/2013. Clear amber, frothy white head. Floral, citrusy, slightly grainy aroma. Flavor has toffee, hops, citrus, light maltyness. Watery, light bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Russo (1635) - Campinas, BRAZIL - MAR 21, 2014
Clear dark amber almost reddish color with a small off-white head. Aroma is malty and slightly fruity with hints of caramel. Flavor is malty and fruity like aroma. Low carbonation and light to full body with a light bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
djoeye (896) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 16, 2014
Aroma; pale roasted malts, hops, cocoa, grass, herbs. One finger off-white head with some beige in it, dark amber or golden brown body, clear, some network of lacings. Taste; roasted sweet malts, grains, hops, hints of citrus, some spices, half sweet n half dry. To palate easy and nice. Carbonation and soft bitterness is alright. Finishes more to the hoppy side, grass, grains. 0,5L brown bottle 4.0% b@supermarket in Finland, tasted@home Norway.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Philym (692) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
Appearance: Clear amber/copper with finger thick ivory head. Aroma: Fruity, floral, bread/biscuit, peppery and nutty. Taste: Medium bitterness, low/medium sourness and low sweetness. Palate: Thick grainy texture, light body, average carbonation, abrupt nutty, malty finish with increasing bitterness. Comments: Tasty, refreshing and glass lace.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
20107589 (298) - randers, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2014
light nutty aroma. appear brown with a small head. Taste light bitter, palate is thin, and a slight bitter aftertaste. if it takes two years developing this beer. it would take centuries to develope a beer as simple as a Guinness

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mr_Pink_152 (274) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2014
500ml bottle, amber brown, fairly light. Slight citrus taste, but not much hoppiness. Not a very interesting beer but just about ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jjsint (498) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle (gift) at home. Nice full golden colour with a medium-sized White head; fair bit of lacing. Grassy hop aroma is pleasant and distinctive but faint. Taste is not so good: bittersweet, slightly sulphurous and noncommittal. A substandard recipe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (3563) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2014
500ml bottle. Poured a clear medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is creamy malt with some light hoppy notes. The flavour is medium bitter with a malt fresh zesty hop palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. A fine English ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichTheVillan (2125) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2013
Xmas present bottle; burnished amber pour with frothy white head, citrus and malt aroma, taste has a hint of spice and some orange. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zomba (211) - Nokia, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle. Just ticking this time so no analysis whatsoever. Quit ok beer, though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OwainTurner (284) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2013
Very nice. Bottle from shop. An above average bitter with a lovely crisp hop taste. Would buy again

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