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

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RATINGS: 378   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle&Cans: Pasteurised.
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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 17, 2009
Earthy malt aroma, hint of toffee. Golden colour with thin white head. Goldings hop flavour, slightly spicey. Soft thin body and dry finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MoritzF (8676) - GERMANY - JUL 11, 2009
(bottle) Clear, copper colour with a medium sized off-white foamy head. Slightly sweet and sourish (cara-)malty, almost a bit ascorbic nose with slightly gassy, skunky notes and spicy hops. Light-bitter flavour, light bodied, crispy mf. Soft malty taste with subtle citrus-fruity notes and a mild hoppy blend, leading into a dry and moderately bitter finish. Not particularly exciting (11.VII.09).

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (6676) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2009
Biggish offwhite shiny head. Coppery body with light carbonation. Caramelly vanilla aroma with wooden resiny notes. Dryish vanilla and caramel taste with metallic watery wooden notes. Thinnish body. Slightly watery mouthfeel. Dry vanilla and roasty wood aftertaste, sort of salty. Quite nice, but not very exciting. (0.5l bottle, Tesco, London.)

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
BigBeerHead (42) - Reading, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2009
500ml Bottle. Hummm Interesting ferrets yeah i really like the ferrets but this beer actually seems to taste like smelly ferrets it really tastes werd and not nice why else is it ferret related after all.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Plovmand (6913) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2009
Bottle. Clear deep golden body with a medium white head. Fruit, caramel, sweet malt and a hint of hops in aroma. Sweet malty flavour with some fruit and honey. Ends up bitter and malty. Medium bodied.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borup (7442) - Albertslund, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2009
Bottle. Amber colour with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, citrus and caramel.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Dedollewaitor (14532) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2009
50cl bottle. Pours clear copper with a white head. Nose is grainy, metallic and vaguely hoppy. Watery mouthfeel and taste. Pretty weak taste overall. Some caramel and bread and very thin and flat. Not impressed.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - JAN 28, 2009
Will never understand why they poor beer in clear glass bottles, oh well. Amber look with a smal fast disappearing white head. Aroma is like an intense pale lager, meaning lots of grain and grass. Light body with a flavor mainly bitter and grainy with a sleightly sour touch (not good) Overall i didnt like it too much.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2009
(Bottled) Dark golden or light copper in colour. Poured very nicely with a decent sized creamy head. Good aroma, hoppy with some barley and good mouthfeel with a slightly creamy, oily finish. Unfortunately it is disappointing after such a great start. Rather lacking in taste in the mouth and slightly on the sweet side. Still, I imagine this would go down very well on a warm summer’s day (but not so well on a cold January night).

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
charlotte (4677) - rødovre, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2009
Dark golden colour with small white head.Aroma is hoppy and sweet with flavor of mild caramel flavor a bit thin and watery feels a bit boring.To weak i guess.


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