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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.


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.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ochniczek (122) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 30, 2015
50cl can. clear, gold colour. whitehead disappeared in seconds. some lacing. aroma is malty. taste is also malty and watery, bitterness is very low. average to low carbonation.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
redders1974 (165) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2015
Very light in bittery bitter some notes of caramel and vegal unsure as to what short sharp aftertaste won’t be going out of way to drink another.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tinylightsrecs (308) - - APR 18, 2015
Bottle received as a gift. Pours dark amber colour with a thin but lasting head. Nice golden(ish) ale - bit of bread/citrus/malts.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (4012) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2015
From a pint bottle shared at home. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Malty, somewhat perfumed nose. Flavors of biscuit and light caramel notes. Smooth finish.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TedE (366) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2015
500ml bottle into glass. Vegetal hop nose, orange/brown beer with small soapy head. Spritzy sweet mouthfeel. Malty finish with hops in the finish. A bit metallic/ vegetal but OK.

1.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
uckelman (356) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2015
Pours clear, amber. White head with small bubbles. Aroma is musty hay. Slightly sweet on the front, then a wave of something chemical and offputting, reminiscent of drinking from a pool. (Yes, this was a clean glass.) I think what I’m getting as chemical ick is the "Seville oranges" in the description. Medium body. Not a fan.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sarauckelman (243) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2015
Amber with small cream head with varied sized bubbles. Not much aroma, a bit of hops, a hint of orange. Hoppy without being too bitter, nice grainy taste. I can see why they recommend it with cheddar. Thin mouthfeel. Nothing fancy, but solid.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alexi91 (129) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Pint Glass. Supplier: Morrisons (Bristol). Sweet hit with woody body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoestring (302) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2015
Copper colour with lovely head. Room temperature gives it a nice rounded feel. Nice for a run of the mill cheap asda regular

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Towey1989 (333) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle. Pours a deep amber colour with a fizzy white head. Aroma of orange, caramel, bready malt. Taste of bready malt, orange, sweet with a little spiciness. Light bodied and moderate carbonation. Sweet maltiness orange in the finish. An average malty beer.


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