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Badger Fursty Ferret (Bottle)

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

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RATINGS: 405   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered
Sold in cans in some territories.
Named in honour of the inquisitive and extremely “fursty” ferrets of the Gribble Inn, a celebrated golden brown ale, full of character.
At the heart of many a countryside village can be found an inn. A place where locals go to relax after a long day. At one such inn, rumour has it that inquisitive ferrets would sneak to the back door to cheekily sample the local brew. A sweet nutty palate, hoppy aroma and a hint of Seville oranges, give this tawny amber ale its distinctive personality. Recommended with smooth and creamy West Country Cheddar or indulgent pork pies and mustard.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
I_LUV_BEER (117) - - JUN 12, 2016
Served in a snifter from a 500ml bottle. Pours clear golden amber with a thick off-white slowly decreasing head. Aroma is caramel malt, bread, grassy hops and gentle floral notes. Taste is caramel malts, very well balanced bitter-sweet with a soft slightly bitter finish. Smooth medium body with medium carbonation. Extremely enjoyable, easy do drink and definitely "moreish". Nice brew!

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Seffle (451) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2016
Bottle from Morrisons Fort William. Orange amber body with weak head. Nutty malty nose. Slightly acidic palate. A bit stale taste. No favourite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (2127) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle from Sainsbury’s, drunk at home. Tawny golden brown; the massive carbonation settles fairly quickly leaving the tinest ring of white head. Emjpyable Arona with some biscuit and cirrus feel. Really unbalanced taste unfortunately. Sweet stale malt sits on top of acrid bittering hop. Stale bready aftertaste. I’ve had worse.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
AaronTDubs (263) - - MAY 19, 2016
Golden color, high carbonation. Pronounced skunky aroma. I just can’t figure out why so many breweries in Britain feel the need to ruin their beers with clear bottles. Some biscuit aroma. Just a bit of hops. Nutty flavor. A bit sweet, a bit bitter. Not much hop flavor. Really unremarkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MayumiH (832) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2016
Bottle at home. Clear reddish brown colour. Light hoppy bitter. Slightly biscuity. Some perfume notes. A bit dull.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Padchenko (251) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 8, 2016
Pours amber golden brown with small white frothy head. Toasted hops and malt flavour, sweet with some nuttiness. Enjoyable

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerNinjaUK (196) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2016
UPDATED: APR 23, 2016 500ml bottle from Co-op. Pours mid amber with some frothy head. Leaves some lacing in glass. Sickly sweet first impression with biscuity malts and some fruitiness. Lacking in hoppiness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UXO (1354) - CANADA - APR 18, 2016
Appearance: clear pale amber with one finger of creamy ivory head, excellent retention and patchy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: caramel/toffee, fruity esters, bready yeast, grassy. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, mild bitter. (6/10) Palate: medium body, soft carbonation, mild malty finish. (3/5) I really wasn’t expecting much from this, but it’s not bad at all. Definitely malty as promised, but also reasonably moreish. Not much of a hop profile to speak of, except for a little grassiness and a mild bitter finish, but it’s working for me. (12/20)

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ktwse (3749) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2016
Pours cloudy orange amber with a finger of white head. Aroma of malt, caramel and light citrus. Taste is mellow malty sweet with just a hint of citrus bitterness. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hohops (731) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2016
Appearance is clear and golden, a small off-white fizzy head. Aroma- honey, sweet malts, toffee. Taste- honey, sweet malts, some carbonation, raisin, very malty. Tasty and sweet.


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