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

bottled
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RATINGS: 379   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   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 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.


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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
burman (1) - - FEB 26, 2012
Just how I like my beer. Taste, appearance and aroma excellent. Lovelly on the palate too. It’s just lacking that little something though. Look forward to tasting more from Badger I will.


2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MissPxx (781) - - JUN 20, 2015
Tastes a bit hoppy but tastes so much better than some of the Badgers that I've tasted today. I'm hoping I'm on the upward trajectory with the beers. I'll let you know on the next one ... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (5253) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle at home picked up from Saintsbury’s. Clear golden coloured pour with a lasting white head. Aroma pale golden malts, little floral lemon, little spicy note. Flavour is composed of light grains, light caramel, grain tanin. Little spicy peppercorn, hedgerow. Palate is semi sweet, moderate carbonation. Decent enough.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaKeAFC (679) - ITALY - JUN 10, 2015
50 cl clear ottle from a GDO retailer at around 2.70€. Dark golden to light amber/tangerine color, creamy white head. Flowery nose. Aroma is, uh, weird, very floral with elderflower and geranium, lemongrass, peach tea. I gues this is anti-mosquitoes. Taste is flattish, sweetish, slightly bitter in the finis. Body is thin, low carbonation. Finish is a tad dryish, floral, perfume. Out of the ordinary, ok for summer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikkellund42 (643) - DENMARK - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy light amber with medium white head. Aroma is malt, hay, lemon peel, biscuits and roasted hazelnuts. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. Body is oily with medium carbonation. Finish is long and balanced bitter and sweet with notes of lemon, malt, rye bread and hints of iron. Nice pub beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cokemonkey11 (181) - - MAY 12, 2015
Clear skunk bottle, tesco, 0.5L. Pours pale amber with little translucency and a light head subsiding quickly. Scent is medium body cereal malt, very pretty. Taste is full bodied cereal malt and medium sweet. Finish is moist and dense. Surprisingly good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olliejobbins (1321) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2015
500ml bottle. Clear gold/orange with a few small soapy bubbles for head. Aroma is very floral, hoppy and weak malts. Really nice sweet taste. Peaches, floral, melon with a slightly hoppy finish. Shows that a beer can taste sweet and still be nice unlike kestrel super...

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
eastkenttom (95) - herne bay, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2015
Nice beer for those who enjoy a sweet finish, though I found it a bit too sweet. Very refreshing. Bought to complete my tasting of the Badger beers. Decent. 7/10.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBHansen (376) - Køge, DENMARK - APR 18, 2015
Bottle @ friends/Richter Appearance: pours clear amber with good soapy white head and some lacing. aroma/taste: barley, caramel, toffee, elderflower, citrus and some floral notes. palette: medium carbonation, medium body, notable grain sweetness, average bitterness, medium duration and an oily texture. Overall: refreshing and tasteful golden ale

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mariuszek (497) - Gdynia, POLAND - APR 18, 2015
Nice orange golden color, white head, some lacing. Flowery, edelflower and mineral aroma. Same in taste with some barnyard, basement notes which are dissonant here IMO.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
at_the_hop (65) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2015
Flabby and dull. Nowhere near the advertised "crisp". Mild honey, mild bitterness and sour dishwater finish. Stale smell, thin mouthfeel. Crap. Just Crap.


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