Brewed by Badger (Hall & Woodhouse)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Blandford Forum, England


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RATINGS: 384   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottle: Filtered.
Previously called Golden Champion Ale
The light, refreshing character of our award-winning golden ale is distinguished by its subtle elderflower aroma, reminiscent of a summer’s evening. Champion is particularly rewarding when served chilled. On a balmy evening in Stanpit Marsh, a cool breeze blows and a calm encompasses the vast reserve. Amongst the wild horses, you may see Golden Champion, a headstrong but loyal stallion who enjoys the warm days grazing in th fields. The subtle elderflower aromas of this delicately floral brew are reminiscent of a summer’s evening. This divine all-rounder is a great companion for smoky, chargrilled chicken and peppery rocket salad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olliejobbins (1455) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2015
500ml bottle. Clear gold/orange with a few small soapy bubbles for head. Aroma is very floral, hoppy and weak malts. Really nice sweet taste. Peaches, floral, melon with a slightly hoppy finish. Shows that a beer can taste sweet and still be nice unlike kestrel super...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
eastkenttom (109) - herne bay, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2015
Nice beer for those who enjoy a sweet finish, though I found it a bit too sweet. Very refreshing. Bought to complete my tasting of the Badger beers. Decent. 7/10.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBHansen (457) - Køge, DENMARK - APR 18, 2015
Bottle @ friends/Richter Appearance: pours clear amber with good soapy white head and some lacing. aroma/taste: barley, caramel, toffee, elderflower, citrus and some floral notes. palette: medium carbonation, medium body, notable grain sweetness, average bitterness, medium duration and an oily texture. Overall: refreshing and tasteful golden ale

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mariuszek (621) - Gdynia, POLAND - APR 18, 2015
Nice orange golden color, white head, some lacing. Flowery, edelflower and mineral aroma. Same in taste with some barnyard, basement notes which are dissonant here IMO.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
at_the_hop (65) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2015
Flabby and dull. Nowhere near the advertised "crisp". Mild honey, mild bitterness and sour dishwater finish. Stale smell, thin mouthfeel. Crap. Just Crap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (462) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2015
Pours nicely with thin but lasting head well balanced golden ale with notes of honey and flowers rs should have chilled it intyjhe fridge first would probably add to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daniele (6787) - ITALY - APR 9, 2015
bottle oro carico buona schiuma persistente lieve cereale mslto biscotto lieve citrico nota floreale amaro medio discreta secchezza

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gregerik (14) - Kings Lynn, Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2015
Według mnie najlepsze jak dotąd piwo z browaru Badger. Bardzo przyjemny i pijalny golden ale. Nie jest to piwo przy którym szczęka opada z wrażenia, ale jest delikatne i orzeźwiające, świetne na lato.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alexi91 (287) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Pint Glass. Supplier: ASDA (Bristol). Rising floral scent and taste which doesn’t quite resolve.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (4530) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear darkish golden with stable white head. Clear aroma of hops, malt and yeast, with fruity and citric notes. Bitter, hoppy flavour, with notes of malt and fruit, touches of yeast and some bready and citric hints. Estery and slightly citric aftertaste. Well-balanced and easily drinkable but nothing really extraordinary.

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