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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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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2007
Bottle. Clear light to medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate, elderflowers, light malty, caramel, light hoppy, citrus, butter. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. (081007)

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a slowly collapsing diminishing white head. Mild caramel malt aroma together with a light fruity note. Light bitterhops and acidic flavour going into a light fruity flavour. Citric touch in the finish together with a mild toasted malt flavour.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ungstrup (29334) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2003
A light amber beer with a fine head. The aroma is flowery (elderflower?) and somewhat sweet. The elderflower is very dominant in the flavor with some sweetness, that prickles your tongue. It finishes on a dry prickling note - with the elderflower staying with You. Not really my type of beer - more interesting than good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Reddish blond colour with a white head. Great, fruity nose. Lovely, refined and lightly perfumy notes of elder flower - solidly balanced by some marked bittering hops. An exciting beer - could do with a tiny bit more sweetness. 080700

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joergen (20807) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2009
Bottle at home. Clear golden coloured with a medium sized white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of peaches and sulphur with notes of hops and cat urine. Fruity flavour of fruits, grass, tea and hops. Dry hoppy finish.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2008
Bottled@Chris O Post GBBF tasting. Golden colour, small mediumsized creamy head. Aroma is parfume, spices and some wood. Flavour is mainly wood, grass and flowery hops.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (19381) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2002
Amber coloured. The nose is so flowery and perfumy that we jokingly renamed it Golden Shampoo Ale... Light bodied, low bitterness. No favourite of mine.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16719) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2007
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small white head. Sweet malty fruity floral arooma. Sweet malty floral elderflower flavor. Sweet malty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2010
3rd November 2008. Clear light amber beer. Fruity! A distinct orange and peach with a hint of mango. Finishes with a spicy dry malt. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14599) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 15, 2006
Golden color. No special aroma. The flavos is better, full malty, some residual sweetness, soft, and correct bitterness. Still, it has some <!-- i -->plus<!-- /i -->.


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