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

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RATINGS: 371   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
   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 (4535) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pinball (11065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2008
poured a clear amber/golden with a large offwhite head, that went away after a minute or so. freshly poured it looked great. bitter hoppy aroma, some sunburned beer too, faint ripe oranges. flavor is hoppy, sawdust, faint honey, a little citrus, some bitterness, drinkable but a bit dull too. gets better as it warms up , sunburned beer flavor also in there, but faint. bottle was totally clear, so i guess few months on a supermarket shelf could kill it.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
downender (6718) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2008
Bottle. Pale amber with next to no head. Aroma of caramel and a touch of grassy hops. Sweet flavour with some marmalade and an abrupt finish. Forgettable.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joe19612 (2047) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2008
Bottle. Amber with a small head. Aroma from wheat, nuts, syrup and bread. Nutty flavor with cream and toffee.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bullit (4106) - Burgos, SPAIN - OCT 21, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2009 Golden colour, almost no head. Aroma of caramel malts and some nuts. Flavour has caramel malts, maybe some whiskey malts. Not special. Rerate: bottle, Sainsbury’s. Aroma is a bit dusty. Flavour a bit malty. +.5

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MiP (14007) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
Bottle, 4.4%. Clear dark golden colour. Weak caramelly flavour, hint of aroma hop.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HogcliffeLenny (162) - Christchurch, Dorset, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2008
Bottle 500ml, part of a Badger Sett from Asda, Bournemouth. Pours a clear golden brown with small off white head. I’ve had two, one at room temperature and the other cool. Cool is definately best. At room temperature, I got an aroma of wet straw, whereas the aroma was more orangey when cool. The room temp taste was orange, with a pithy bitterness but with asweetness coming through. The cool one was altogether crisper but the bitterness had subsided. Bottom line is that this ale is better served cool but it can only be described as average at best.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
MrAleman (111) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2008
I saw this and thought here is a beer I haven’t tried, was not sure I liked what i saw. Now this has to go down as one of the worst beers i’ve had, unpleasant in every way! Tastes bad, unpleasant, doesnt look that nice, even the bottle is off-putting, this is a terrible beer, I taste nuts and lots of nuts in this beer, sickening nuts, and i’ve got half a bottle left. Shame.


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