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


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RATINGS: 398   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (16197) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2006
Bottled. Light copper brown, decent creamy white head, some lace. Aroma is dominated by leather and malts. Leathery malty flavor with some hop presence. Medium-bodied. Reminds me abotu some Eastern European lagers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - JUL 12, 2006
Very flowery and sweet, with a nice thyme honey flavour to it. Not a session beer, but good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2006
bottle. golden color. medium fluffy head. sweet malty flowery. hops and some caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stouby (4459) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2006
Bottle, at home. Golden with a white head, mostly diminishing, good lacings. Aroma moderate malty (caramel) and hoppy. Flavor moderate sweet and bitter. Light/moderate body, oily, soft carbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2006
Very fruity, lightly peppery with plenty of floral character in the nose. Clear, deep golden coloured body is topped by a fine bubbled and lasting white head. Fruity sweetness and toasty malts are balanced by moderate bitterness with peppery and gingery spiciness apparent especially in the aftertaste. Medium body with lively effervescence that awakens the tongue. Pint glass. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle (Feniton Spar, May-06).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (19385) - 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 -->.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dj (574) - Greater London, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (5006) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (5683) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (9686) - 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.

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