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

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RATINGS: 337   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Bottle: Pasteurised.
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.


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sigmund (4812) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2004
(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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - DEC 19, 2003
Very sweet sprite-like aroma and flavour, poor head. Too much fruits and no hops presence. Original, but a "to taste and forget" beer.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MrRomero (1972) - Nolanville, USA - NOV 16, 2003
500 ml bottle: Fluffy white head. Light amber in color with light everything else. Malt, hops, taste, aroma.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
motelpogo (6130) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 5, 2003
didn't expect much from this but it turned out okay. quite understated, soft, mild nuttiness and quite dry

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluevegie (3042) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2003
Golden and light brown colour with a short head that doesn't seem to last. Very little aroma to comment on, took forever to come through but got some malt and some floral hops. Taste of what I am led to beleive is Elderberry took a little while to get used to but then grew on me.It was ok but a bit thin.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2003
Sad small, disappearing white head. Light amber colour. Aroma; flower (yes, elderflower), fruit (peach, apricot, little citrus). Unexciting/bland taste. Long bitter-dry finish. Thin.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Betty (235) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2003
Gee, I didn't note this one too well. I've got Malty (coffee and toffee), sweetish, classy english ale side of mouth thing, not hoppy enough. The flower thing is there but tastes like a mistake: like something's fallen into the fermenter like Samantha Fox's undies.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eczematic (1306) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2003
intrestng. had no idea there was anything other than hops in this, but it reminded me a lot of motelpogo's pine-o-ale that he brewed with rose-scented geraniums out of the garden. linc mentioned musk lifesavers which i thought was on the money. apart from weird herbal flowery stuff, the rest of the beer is fairly light, dry, but round.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
AndersR (195) - Århus, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2003
A light golden beer with a nice lasting head. A very flowery aroma. The taste is sweet with dominance of the elderflower that is added. A good summer beer that you can drink to your evening meal, but not more than that...

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2003
A light amber beer with a fine head. The aroma is flowery (elderflower?) and somewhat sweet. The elderflower is very dominant in the flavor with some sweetness, that prickles your tongue. It finishes on a dry prickling note - with the elderflower staying with You. Not really my type of beer - more interesting than good.


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