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

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RATINGS: 335   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
vanvenlo (1153) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2005
20 Mar 2005 - Low hop malt aroma. Low head good lacing, cloudy orange amber colour. Low malt light fruit flavour. A bit dissapointing. Low bitterness, thinnish light malt that lingers.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DanielBrown (3626) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2006
Bottle from Phil. Pael, yellowy brown colour. Lacing, but only a patchy head. Dry, malty aroma. Ashy, slightly woody flavour. Dry through the mouth, boring-ish, with a strong quality.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2006
50 cl bottle. No yeast at the bottom. Light brown colour with a little white head. Hoppy aroma with notes of toffee. Light hoppy flavour with a little maltprofile.

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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MoritzF (8250) - Bochum, 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).

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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DeanF (1628) - Nunavut, CANADA - SEP 7, 2009
Smells of alcohol, hops, corn starch, honestly just smells like an average lager. Looks okay, nothing exciting. Has a nice smooth taste and nice mouthfeel, but very uncomplex with just some malt notes and a slightly dry finish. Pretty average, really.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tommann (2488) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2010
500ml bottle. Pours dark orange with a medium head. Aroma is toffee malt. Flavour is toffee to start. A bit skunky. Dry malty finish.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
planky84 (1878) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2011
Bottle. Amber pour, white head. Citrus and caramel aroma. Fruity- spicy flavours, has a strange sweet aftertaste which I’ve found with a few other Badger beers. Light, dry bitter finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Leighton (9848) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2011
Bottle at home in London. That blessed aroma of farts and skunk cabbage absolutely LEAPS from the bottle as soon as I pop the cap. Pours perfectly clear copper with a strong, rocky foam head. Aside from farts, the aroma also holds light bread and toasted sugar. Flavor is lightly sweet but highly crappy. There’s some doughy bread, tangy sugars, wet wood. This is just going downhill all too quickly. Light to medium in body with average, tingly carbonation. Pretty weak on the finish, mild toasted sugar, bread, faint grass and toasted leaves. That’s about it. I’m pretty generous with my rates of supermarket, pasteurised bitters, but this fella is really scraping the bottom.


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