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

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RATINGS: 394   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Bottle: Filtered.
Previously called Golden Champion Ale
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.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (4945) - - JUL 16, 2011
A medium orange-brown ale with a lot of effervescence from strong carbonation. An initially sweet and floral beer which develops a caramel edge down the glass. The elderflower is also noticeable with time and the maltiness becomes more apparent. There is alsoa hint of ginger. A medium length after taste of light malt character lingers at the end.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bartlebier (3302) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUN 29, 2016
500ml clear bottle bb05/2016. Thicker grainy yellow. Natural bouquet of sulphurous honey cereals. Drinks like a grainy golden ale/Helles crossover, the elderflower coming in like syrup in honey secco, joining hayish bitter notes in a peppery finish. Better and rounder than expected going by the bottle design.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MayumiH (875) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours a clear orange colour. Floral, pepper, clove, spice, mild hop bitterness. Light body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
uckelman (575) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2016
Pours golden, clear. Just a lacing of off-white head. Floral aroma. Medium-full body. Biscuity/woody/cardboardy flavors, giving way to something peppery.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sarauckelman (374) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2016
Amber with minimal head. Clean, fresh grainy aroma, slightly floral. Good golden ale flavor with elderflower flavor at the end. Highly carbonated; medium bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Melkart (431) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - APR 19, 2016
he 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
I_LUV_BEER (140) - - APR 17, 2016
Served in a tulip glass from a 500ml bottle. Pours clear golden with a medium long lasting head. Aroma is a lovely blend of elderflower, black pepper, apples and a bit grassy. Taste is very floral with definite elderflower present all the way through, some deep rose and a slight grassy flavour. Very well balanced beer, very easy to drink and extremely interesting. Definitely will have more!

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jamestulloch (3281) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle. Clear golden body with a thick white head. Low carbonation. Faint lacing. Aroma of metal, watery grain and earth. Flavour of boiled cabbage, grass and cornflakes. Thin body with a watery, slightly oily mouthfeel. Light fizz. Astringent and vegetal.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LazyPyro (478) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2016
500ml bottle. Clear golden colour with a small creamy white head, long lasting. Aroma is lightly floral, elderflower. Taste is hoppy, sweet, with elderflower definitely in there unlike some other beers. Quite enjoyed this one.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Don2711 (373) - - DEC 3, 2015
Nice one. Golden appearance. Elderflower aroma. Good strength. Definitely best served chilled. Will try again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (6721) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2015
Nice tasty golden ale with something extra.
Deep golden color with a fine white head. Fruity, toffee and mild elderflower in the aroma with an ok intensity. Medium body and an average carbonation. Tad sweet and a moderate bitterness. Floral, mild elderflower, toffee and fruity flavor.
[Bottle from an off license in London, England]


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