NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice golden colour. It smells like flowers but itís not very strong. Nice taste, a bit usual and a bit sweet. Smooth. Little bit bitter at the end. Overall a nice ale.
shrubber85 (7554) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
As described, it has a nice elderflower aroma along with the typical hops. Average appearance. Flavor is surprising - not as sweet as the aroma would lead you to believe - bitter hops flavor with only a slight elderflower taste. Probably too sweet for beer lovers and too bitter for non-beer drinkers but I enjoyed it.
JonMoore (1851) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden colour with a moderate white head, quickly diminishing. Aroma is lightly malty with some citrus. Taste is nicely hoppy, with fruit and what must be the elderflower. Watery palate, smooth and refreshing, with a sweet and slightly bitter finish. It recommends serving chilled, though I thought it improved as it warmed up slightly. Good ale.
Catharsis (9) - North London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2004 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really enjoyed this one from the outset. Misleadingly sweet aroma, with a very distinctive, although not overpowering dose of elderflower. Distinct hint of malt when it first hits your tongue, which gives way to a fruity aftertase, although not too sweet. Surprisingly smooth, with a lightly bitter aftertaste.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Elderflower and citric fruit aromas. Some sweetness and a smooth body. Slightly artificial verging on cleaning products.
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly malty aroma, with a flowery, hoppy note. Poures clear golden, with a, not very longlasting, white head. Taste is lightly sweet, with a moderate amount of bitterness from the hops. Watery palate, and a nice bitter aftertaste
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured clear copper, low carb. Medium white head with ok retention and lace. Mild aroma of fruit malt with some floral hoppy notes. Nice sweet fruity start with a bittersweet finish. Quite innoffensive, but not in a bad way. Nice lingering hop aftertaste.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A slight aroma, bit marmalady. Frothy yet diminishing head, amber body. Gentle fruit taste, hint of nuttiness. An understated ale compared to other Badgers Iíve tried
SilkTork (5216) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2004
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2009 July 2002. Very fruity - lots of soft orange. Pleasant, but nothing special. Badger beers are very tasty from the cask (especially Tanglefoot) - but donít do fresh bottling. [2.4]
April, 2004 Yep, elderflower it is - along with a whiff of co2 sheltering behind a scraping of fresh tin. A bit fizzy, giving a harsh, uncomfortable mouthfeel. Chemical flavours. The mildest suggestion of citric - sort of orange with lemon washing up liquid and a splash of canned mango juice. Not impressed. The world of Golden Ales has moved on since Badger created this. [2.4]
July, 2007 A clear, pale, bland, uniform yellow. Quite chemical looking, yet also vaguely reminiscent of urine. Thereís buttery notes, some fizzy orange, like a dextrose tablet, and flowery notes which could be elderflower. Metallic, lacking in character, and that boiled sweets pasteurised note. This continues to sell, so it must work for enough people, but it has never caught my interest. [2.4]
April, 2009 Sweet with artificial fruit flavours - some elderflower, palma violets, orange, cloying, stodgy malt, spritzy carbonation. Itís initially pleasing and attractive, but the artificial nature of the flavours soon overburdens. [2.2]
Sigmund (5024) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2004
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(500 ml bottle). Deep golden colour, good head. Nice hoppy and elderflower aroma. Elderflower is probably what I get in the flavour too, but I've never eaten elderflowers, so I can't really tell. There's some caramel and a reasonably decent hoppiness, but it's a bit too sweet IMO. A bit alcoholic too, despite only 5% ABV.