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25
18
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Brewed by Badger (Hall & Woodhouse)
Style: Bitter
Blandford Forum, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 2.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - Autumn.
Originally brewed at The Gribble Inn. Brewed at the Hall & Woodhouse plant since early 2005.

A well balanced, crips premium ale with a malty palate and a noticeable hoppy aroma.

Only ratings of the cask version should be entered here. The bottled version has a separate entry.


ljthiessen's rating

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ljthiessen (308) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, - JAN 19, 2014
On tap at the King’s Head in Winnipeg. Mild nose, malty caramel. Not much to the flavour - tasted a little closer to an amber than a bitter, probably. Nothing wrong with this beer - just nothing memorable at all.


2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Vladivostok (227) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2013
Mid-amber with a slightly malty aroma. Dusty hops and way too much butterscotch. The complete antithesis of a refreshing summer beer. Pretty dismal stuff all round.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erasmus_ro (1260) - Alabama, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Cask @ Goffs Manor, Crawley 21/08/13. Pours a coppery orange with a small, off-white head. Aroma is earthy, caramelly, flowery. Taste is flowery with some caramel. Breadiness and flowers win. Smooth and light.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
berkshirejohn (4376) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
Cask at the Hornbrook, Horsham, West Sussex. Tawny brown with a loose white head; rather thin with a sweet caramel flavour and a touch of fruit; some light, rather earthy bitterness. Overall a rather plain and boring bitter.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thebeertourist (4755) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2012
On tap at St Stephen’s Tavern, Westminster. Deep amber, almost no head. Caramel and apple notes, semi-dry. Drinkable.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerSkull (1195) - SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2011
Spicy and slightly sour orange-like smell with a distinct aroma of butterscotch and vanilla. The flavor has a distinct taste of butterscotch and vanilla, and in the aftertaste there’s a sour bitterness. Really disgusting beer in my book! I do not like butterscotch / diacetyl!

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ALLOVATE (2333) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2011
Cask, handpump @ The Worlds End tied house, Taunton, Somerset.
Deep tawny copper that is not quite bright but shimmers in the light with minute particles in suspension. Headless, a full pint but not a bubble to be seen atop. Distant aroma of rusty, tannic malts, dusty old hops and praline. Flavour is just as distant. Sweet, dark, caramelised sugar front, wood and dust mid-palate; the malt and hops give an earthy mustiness to it that ensues into the swallow. A little rust makes it clap-out, the length a continuation of the palate. The body is featherweight, the flavour so subdued its alarming. Overall its sweet, too softly spoken and lacking backbone. A boring bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (4292) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2012 On tap. Deep golden colour with a white head. Floral hoppy and light caramel aroma. Mild sweet caramel flavour with a fresh hoppiness. A little less carbonation on tap

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
tombyars (1328) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2011
First tasted this in the Saltcot, Saltcoats (JDW) in July 2004. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear copper red in colour with a thin white head. Poor aroma with a hint of sweet malt and little else. Thin watery mouthfeel and poor lacing. Pale malts give an insipid sweet note which lacks complexity and depth. Strong metallic notes from the hop resins in the long aftertaste. Finish was weak and flavours ran out of steam ages ago. Had a very slight resemblence to Castle Eden but this was a struggle to finish. Poor real ale and one to avoid on this showing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JamieFerdinand (163) - Hove, East Sussex, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2010
Draught at Shakespeare’s Head, Brighton - 4/11/10. Dry hoppy palate but a sweetish taste. Grassy or foresty nose.


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