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


on tap

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RATINGS: 383   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EHSRanders (1857) - Tjele, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2009
Bottle. Clear amber colour with medium creamy white mostly lasting head. Malty and hoppy aroma. Sweet bitter flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
armando629 (2448) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 30, 2010
0,5 l bottle as a gift.
Coppery/amber/reddish color with a small lacing off white head. Toasted caramel, nuts, yeast and some hop in the moderated aroma. Bready malt base with some toasted caramel, the nutty character again and a bitter grassy hop in the finish with notes of yeasts. Not a big deal.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
KingCecil (2066) - DENMARK - FEB 15, 2011
Fra dåse, dufter dejligt frisk af cAramel, smager frisk af cAramel ... Svag eftersmag men af cAramel...i alt en ok bitter ale ...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
futre7 (176) - Taipei, TAIWAN - SEP 29, 2011
Pours orange with a thin head. Quite a bit of carbonation. Nose is orange and caramel. Taste is slightly bitter hops. Mild citrus and orange and a hint of caramel. Not bad though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (8448) - Tel Aviv, - OCT 24, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2012 Re-rate 7/25/12: Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Clear copper. Smells and taste like old popcorn with a horrible aftertaste. Disgusting. Something’s really wrong with this one, score is not calculated. 2/3/1/2/2=1

Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks Oren. Clear copper color. Aroma of fruits, flowers and spicy notes. Flavor starts sweetish and malty and continues to a bitter finish with somewhat earthy and spicy hops. Medium-bodied. 5/3/6/3/11=2.8

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2004
Bottled. Hmmm, has a bit of that Badger sharp floweriness about it but seemed to pull its punches. Cracking looker, though - shimmering copper. WOuld like to try on cask to see if the flavour opens out some more.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 16, 2004
Amber colour, medium head. Aroma is malty, sweet and skunky. Fruity and yeasty with good dose of hops. A typical Badger taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lunkie (1565) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2005
Sweet malt aroma. Clear golden amber colour. Smoth malt flavour. Fizzy palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
KnutAlbert (6377) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2006
Bottle. Light borwn, fruity, easy-drinking ale. Rather malty, the label says hoppy, too, but I cannot agree.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
scanovajr (663) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JUN 7, 2007
Clear light amber color with a small head. Aroma is earthy and hoppy. Taste is sweet and caramel malt. Bitterness and hops in the end.

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