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

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RATINGS: 393   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (18101) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 15, 2006
Golden color. No special aroma. The flavos is better, full malty, some residual sweetness, soft, and correct bitterness. Still, it has some <!-- i -->plus<!-- /i -->.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dj (562) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2006
Bottle, 500ml. A clear yellow-coloured pour with an average lasting head. Aromas of cirtus and pine. Taste of peach with some hops, somewhat sweet. Medium bodied. Some acidity in the finish. Quite similar to Golden Glory.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4772) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2006
Bottle. This is one of those bottles you see so often in the supermarket but never get round to trying. I am glad I eventually tried this one which has a golden appearance with a pleasant floral taste. Hops are also present and there is some fruitiness. Dont do as i did and ignore this one-its well worth a try.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (5342) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 3, 2006
Fruity hoppy aroma. Had a little warm, fairly decent. A little dry in the middle, but has a creamy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (9214) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2006
Bottle from Tesco Worcester 28-04-06. Golden beer, wonderful flowery and fruity aroma, that also present in the mouth, a really very nice beer indeed.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Skinnyviking (8560) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2006
Bottle. Small white and quickly disappearing head. Beautiful clear amber body, apparently with a good deal of carbon dioxide. Fruity malt flavor. Abricot flavor with a nice bitter aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (12742) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2006
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Fantastic hoppy aroma. Loads of elderflowers. Nice hoppy flavor. Very nice palate. Try this beer, its good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2006
Beer with large frotty white and exellent head. Heavy fruity taste and a flowery aroma. Very good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (8942) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 4, 2006
Golden amber. Floral aroma, and citrus, and pine too. Lots of citrus hop character here, but the malt still shows. Excellent!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nekronos (3955) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JAN 29, 2006
Not very interesting, a little bitter for my taste, but that was it. The rest is like a normal bitter but too dark.


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