RateBeer
overall
24
18
style
Brewed by Badger (Hall & Woodhouse)
Style: Bitter
Blandford Forum, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 355   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Share this beer with friends!
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.


BigBilly's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, - JUN 6, 2006
500ml clear glass bottle. 4.4%ABV. Poured a clear slightly carbonated pale reddish amber with white gold frothy head. Sharp malt toffee aroma. Well balanced malt bitter hops flavour similar to many other good beers of this strength. Full mouthfeel with long bitter finish.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olliejobbins (955) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
500ml bottle. strange I haven’t rated this yet. pours clear gold with thin soapy head. aroma is hoppy, malts and perhaps some wet straw/paper. taste is hops and a bitter, tangy malty finish. very easy to drink.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ERB92 (401) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2014
Caramel, grass, honey and some nuts. Amber with a off-white head. Medium sweet and medium bitter Medium body with a average to soft carbonation. Overall totally drinkable, but with some slightly unpleasant notes in the flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Giochaurand (90) - FINLAND - NOV 14, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours clear golden with a high head. Aroma is hops, malts and citric fruits. Taste is full bodied of toffee and malts.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mighty_meadow (247) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - NOV 7, 2014
500ml bottle from Asda (£1.25) poured into pint glass. Light golden coloured with thin white head. Lots of straw and malt. Bit of fruit. Very smooth and easy to drink. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arek (207) - Zielona Góra, POLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle 0,5 l, Travelodge, Bournemouth, England, UK. Złote piwo o grubej, puszystej i sztywnej pianie oraz słodowym aromacie. W smaku pełne, z chmielową goryczką na finiszu.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
panzerwolf (84) - FINLAND - SEP 15, 2014
A deep golden colour with a nice white top. Taste of malt and hops, with fruits and a little bit of earthy bitterness to counter it being too sweet. Really enjoyed this one!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pdubyah (423) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bitter is and of it’s own style, it’s not a hoppy beer, and I think I came to associate one with the other. Back to the bitter though. This pours well, looks great. Has the unmistakable English bitter aroma, and the bitterness is of the style, which lacks real body and depth. As a cold drink though this is pleasant enough with a nice amount of sweetness, not sure I could carry a session on it though.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
waiake (197) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 16, 2014
mine poured golden with a decent frothy head which stayed a while, taste is a fine malty hoppy citrus mix, leading to a quite dry semi-bitter finish

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boto (1891) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - AUG 14, 2014
500ml bottle: This one pours a clear, light amber color. There was almost no head on it and minimal lacing. the nose is OK. Malts, orange and spices. It has an interesting taste. Malts are well balanced with the hops, and just somewhat bitter. A slight orange flavor with some faint spices. Not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (3100) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 27, 2014
500ml bottle (not bottle conditioned) at home - clear orange amber, lot of bubbles, creamy off-white head, fruity, toffee aroma, very poor lacing, caramel, some fruitiness, a bit metallic


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 36


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50