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


on tap

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RATINGS: 405   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Bottle purchased at Sainsbury Local in York. Pours clear copper, thin white head. Aroma is skunky hops and malt. Flavor is bitter hops and malt, thin body. Not my thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (3374) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2010
Clear bottle, 13C. Light amber with a light beige head. Aroma of fruit, mild sweetshop spices and caramel. Gentle and quite complex sweetness with pears and caramel with just balancing spicy bitterness. Mouthfeel is surprisingly alive. Nothing flash, but a perfectly acceptable bitter (although many people here don’t look like they think there is such a thing).

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ComradeK (1100) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2010
500ml bottle. Pours a clear golden brown, with a thin head and good retention and lacing, for a bitter. The aroma is none too fantastic - it smells a bit too sweet and malty, with nothing really interesting going on. This is the impression that continues when one tastes it. Initially there are some vaguely floral hops, but they fade quickly into a bland, sweetish malt flavour, which lingers somewhat unpleasantly. This beer is a boring easy-drinker. For the price however, one could easily get something much more interesting, or even a more pleasant easy-drinking beer. Thus, I wouldn’t recommend this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
goozen (3732) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2010
Bottle 0,55ltr: Clear copper coloured ale to honour some ferrets. Slightly sweetbitter finish and hints of caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (2261) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2010
50 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK. Clear copper, little head. Balanced aroma that transfer to the taste; Sweet caramel and apple mingle with a cinnamon pepperiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bosskie (704) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2010
Copper brown-red with a slight foam. Smells watery and yeasty. Watery taste, smooth bitter. Hints of nuts, green amandels and flowers. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (12851) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 6, 2010
Bottle. Creamy white good mstly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Nice grassy notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Average mdoeartre bitter finish. Oily palate. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
greenmanalishi (519) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2010
Pours amber. Caramel malts. Metallic after taste is the lasting impression on palate.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cuso (7454) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 28, 2010
Bottle. Color - amber. Malt with little touch of caramel in aroma. Taste light sweet with slightly bitter finish. Not so bad beer, but definitely not memorable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Bottle. A - Rusted bronze/Amber color. S - Has a sweet malt/caramel smell. Light fruitiness (especially apple). T - Caramel and malts are pretty dominant for the flavors. There is a slight bitterness and floral finish. There is also a very slight fruitiness (similar to the scent). None of these flavors really jump out though. M - On the light side of medium bodied, Somewhat sweet and dry finish. D - Not overly drinkable, the finish (dry and sweet) reduce it a bit. But it isn’t overly offensive so it is fairly easy to drink. Notes: Average beer that I don’t mind drink but I won’t really look for it.

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