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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.


4.2
   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!

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (1414) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (3921) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tampierre (680) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MichaelAwesome (2970) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
McTapps (2965) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - FEB 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours in in a deep golden colour with low head and medium body. Taste of mild fruits, ripe hops, mild peaches, grains and low malt. It is quite fruity and tasty but has got a quite bitter finish, which makes it very refreshing during summer time.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
foxo82 (645) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2013
Bottle from Tesco Metro, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham. Golden - yes, I’ll agree there - with a decent, bubbly head. Standard bitter malt hops aroma but stronger than many an ale. Initial strong lemon citrus in the taste, some grapefruit, then some bitter hops. Tangy and fizzy feel. After taste is sugary hops - this is on the sweeter side but not too much.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (4680) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2013
500ml Bottle - Amber in colour. Malt, elderflower and a hint of peach in the aroma. Malty and slightly sweet taste with notes of elderflower, sultanas and peach detected.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (6409) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2013
50cl bottle shared with Joes @ Cafe Buitenlust, Oirschot. Clear golden color, small off-white head that diminishes quickly. Smell and taste malts, buttery, slightly fruity, lightly hops and some bitter. Medium carbonation, medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (3563) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle from Tesco’s. Poured a crystal clear medium amber with a thin white broken head and bags of broken lace. The aroma is of malt and fruit. The flavour is weak bitter, fruity and with hints of malt. The palate is smooth and there’s a mild lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. It’s a great refreshing summer ale, particularly when served cool. I prefer the Golden Glory, but this is also an excellent beer.


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