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


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RATINGS: 342   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mike_77 (2976) - NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2013
Golden colour. Aroma is quite floral. This sweet and floral flavour is not to my liking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2008) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hens (506) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (1391) - WALES - MAR 13, 2013
Oct 2012 - really mild, sweet, elderflower (as advertised). No real bitterness. Extremely easy drinking. Can’t say anything bad about it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
HeistAlmighty (1111) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fairground (29) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2013
Ohh ...first sip and I love it. Aroma is caramel, vanilla, grass, floral.. Appearance is a nice medium gold, with a white foam.light sweetness, lovely woody undertones and burnt flavourings. A very nice one!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (1714) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle. Orange colour with no head. Aroma is the best part, elderflower is prominent with a hint of caramel. Taste is floral, sweet caramel and citrus hops. The palate is what you would expect with a golden ale, thin and slightly carbonated. A good beer in some ways poor in others especially appearance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Backlog rating 12-13-2008 (Bottle) This beer pours a small white head that mostly diminished, no lacing, transparent body, and a gold hue. The aroma is flowery, sweet and fruity. The taste is sweet, fruity, and lightly hoppy. The palate is smooth and this beer is medium bodied. Overeall, this is a session beer, very quaffable and a beer I would drink again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tampierre (754) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 12, 2013
Bottled 0.5l ; Devon ; UK ; Floral aroma ; Deep golden color with nice head ; Fruity taste followed by slight bitterness ; Very pleasant beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MichaelAwesome (3601) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - FEB 11, 2013
Flasche mit McTapps verköstigt. Unaufgeregt, leicht hopfig mit fruchtigen Noten. Sicherlich kein Champion, aber eine gute Nummer von Badger.

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