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


on tap

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RATINGS: 409   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2005
Appearance is a mixture of brown and amber. Nice, forward hop/skunk aroma dominates the nose, but unfortunately does not carry through in the flavour. Instead, Fursty Ferret is surprisingly malty with a hint of fruitiness. Not much of a finisher. A regular, everyday, drinkin’ beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (9611) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 1, 2006
Rich amber gold, generous head with lace. Low aromas of nutty caramel. Fairly bland palate of caramel, on the sweeter side, with a modestly bitter finish. Maybe I had this one too cold, but it seemed fairly dull.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hendo (110) - Sint Anthonis, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2006
Bottled version, pretty average beer, but unoffensive all the same. Needs more body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2006
From the bottle. The beer had a very light copper coloured appearance. Very clear with a quick disappearing head. You are struck with a sweet aroma with your first taste, very crisp followed by honey and strangely a slight strong bitterness. Overall a pleasant ale. I can see why the ferrets want this, They must be after the honey.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (9692) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2006
Bottle from Morrisons 12-05-06. Probably the one beer from the Badger stable that appeals least initially on first tasting, in fairness this pale brown beer improves and has a decent finish but it’s a bit too sweet and without the discernible traits of it’s stablemates, very little hoppiness present and the others flavours seemed masked though by what I don’t quite know. Not bad but nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
madquacker (1112) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2007
A solid and respectable ale notwithstanding the dumbed down marketing. Pours a copperish colour with big bubbles. Opened up as it warmed. Nice malts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2007
Pours a caramel colored beer witha huge quickly dissipating head. Malt hops and sugar in the nose.Light body, some carbonation, very malty with hops but not that best tasting sort. Finish is astringent. Reasonable beer for a session.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CQC (224) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2008
pael looker - hate plane glass beet botles. Great looking lable. Opened easy. Pour like a bottle. Acted, smelled & tasted like a beer. Tasted ok, was typical ale. quick palet, good grip on the tongue

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (11372) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2008
500ml bottle. Dark amber body. Lasting, one-finger, white foam. Malty-hoppy to the nose. Malty foundation in flavour supplemented by nuts and dried fruits. Soft bitter end. Medium bodied (04.08.2008)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pinball (11945) - 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.

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