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

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RATINGS: 347   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised.
The light, refreshing character of our award-winning golden ale is distinguished by its subtle elderflower aroma, reminiscent of a summerís 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 summerís evening. This divine all-rounder is a great companion for smoky, chargrilled chicken and peppery rocket salad.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AtronSeige (575) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 22, 2013
Aroma: toffee, caramel, light hops, (white) chocolate, orange Appearance: Dark golden/copper. Clear. Off-white.Fizzy. full fine but frothy head. long retention. Lacing. Taste: Medium light bitterness. Medium-high sweetness. Light hops flavors. Biscuit. Palate: Medium body. light carbonation. Overall: A very enjoyable beer! I would consume this in large amounts! Highly recommended. 500ml Bottle Poured.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dfearnley (969) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 20, 2013
Bottle to sampler Toasted coconut, soap, hay, marmalade, oats. Clear yellow with a little effervescence and a ring of white bubbles. British hops and malts are showcased here, but unfortunately the soapy aroma is there in the taste as well. It's still a nice beer, but it cold be so much better.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (4211) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 20, 2013
Bottle - Clear bottle may be bad. First opening the spunky aroma goes everywhere. After a bit of time it mellows to toast with some citrus. Maybe like marmalade. I could just be hungry? A bit grassy, very interesting. Pale yellow with a fizzy head that disappears quickly. Very light, honey and crystal malts. For a light beer not bad, at least it has some flavor.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (3350) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2013
Bottle at home. Clear golden pour, thin white head. Aroma of cats piss, beer-in-clear-bottle, some British hops, spicy and somewhat fruity. Flavor is quite bitter, slightly grainy and with some floral hops. Light body, a bit messy, but refreshing nonetheless.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dommod2011 (698) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2013
Elderflower, yes. Golden, yes. Champion I think not. Iíd make up a vaguely witty remark about some contrast with champion status but I donít want to. George Osborne cried today and tweeted that it was a moving, overwhelming day. Makes me vomit a little in my mouth. Osborne, not the beer. The beer is rather pleasant whereas Osborne is a

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mike_77 (3126) - NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2013
Golden colour. Aroma is quite floral. This sweet and floral flavour is not to my liking.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2160) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 10, 2013
Now this is a delicious ale.Nice mellow caramel/toffee aroma, taste is similar with dry hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is creamy,with a light lingering dry finish. I could drink this one for a while.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hens (528) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - APR 6, 2013
0,5L bottle. Quite pleasant and soft fruity taste. Flavor could be stronger. Finish goes watery and bland. OK.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (1708) - WALES - MAR 13, 2013
Oct 2012 - really mild, sweet, elderflower (as advertised). No real bitterness. Extremely easy drinking. Canít say anything bad about it.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
HeistAlmighty (1127) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 10, 2013
45ml sample at the Fredericton Craft Beer Festival. Kind of the opposite of the Fursty Ferret, smelled mild skunk, apple and bread, but the taste was skunkier and unpleasantly sweet. Overall, may have benefitted from being canned. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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