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


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RATINGS: 396   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Don2711 (382) - - DEC 3, 2015
Nice one. Golden appearance. Elderflower aroma. Good strength. Definitely best served chilled. Will try again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (6903) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2015
Nice tasty golden ale with something extra.
Deep golden color with a fine white head. Fruity, toffee and mild elderflower in the aroma with an ok intensity. Medium body and an average carbonation. Tad sweet and a moderate bitterness. Floral, mild elderflower, toffee and fruity flavor.
[Bottle from an off license in London, England]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerNinjaUK (239) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2015
500ml bottle. Pours clear yellow-brown, quite light with bubbly head that dissipates with wide lacing. Aroma of elderflowers, black pepper and wet hay. Taste very floral with deep rose flavour with elderflower again and grass. Good balance between malt and hops, very drinkable and interesting all round.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (13982) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 30, 2015
Bottle from the Cromwell Road Sainsburys. Pours dark gold with a slight white head. Aroma is floral, elderflower fits. Med body or better. Flavor is floral and mild caramel, and it’s decently bitter. Very refreshing. Tastes good. Has a bit of that malt flavor I find in Tanner’s Jack.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
birocotsios (135) - - AUG 27, 2015
Golden appearance with small white head. Light floral aroma. Sweet taste with hoppy bitterness. Low carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TorbenJensen (1452) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2015
Ale with a nice scent of flowers and malt. It smells really like an exuberant flower garden in full bloom. The taste is comfortable malty but soon takes over a fresh floral flavors, light hop bitterness and finally a great glorious taste of elderflower. Other attempts to create a mild ale on elderflower ends sometimes in a slightly synthetic taste, but this ale is truly "the real thing".

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ingevara (899) - SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2015
Beautiful promising label. That’s it. Well. I was disappointed. A very bland bitter with shallow aroma, some shy notes of hops and real ale, but mostly just water. Nah...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fellebag (1343) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle 50cl. Foamy big white head and fizzy. Golden color. Aroma is wort, grain, leaves, flowers. Quite sweet taste with fruits and corn with a hint og honey.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MissPxx (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
Tastes a bit hoppy but tastes so much better than some of the Badgers that I've tasted today. I'm hoping I'm on the upward trajectory with the beers. I'll let you know on the next one ... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (8893) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle at home picked up from Saintsbury’s. Clear golden coloured pour with a lasting white head. Aroma pale golden malts, little floral lemon, little spicy note. Flavour is composed of light grains, light caramel, grain tanin. Little spicy peppercorn, hedgerow. Palate is semi sweet, moderate carbonation. Decent enough.

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