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


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RATINGS: 365   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.

Leighton's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (12985) - London, Greater London, - NOV 14, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear, orange-gold with a light, white head. Strong tangerine and orange citrus nose. Quite sweet, with honey and citrus, and only faint hints of bitterness. Medium in body with massaging, tingly carbonation. The finish holds yet more citrus, with some sugary notes and light hops. Very nice. Exceptionally fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (3703) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear darkish golden with stable white head. Clear aroma of hops, malt and yeast, with fruity and citric notes. Bitter, hoppy flavour, with notes of malt and fruit, touches of yeast and some bready and citric hints. Estery and slightly citric aftertaste. Well-balanced and easily drinkable but nothing really extraordinary.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tinylightsrecs (292) - - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle received as a gift. Really nice stuff, pours clear deep orange colour. Thin but lasting head. Delicate flavours of fruit. Lovely summery ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brnandersen (2258) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2015
50 cl. bottle from Fakta discounter. Clear, copper colour with a dense, white head. Sweet aroma with toasted malts, caramel, fruity hints and floral notes. Taste is sweet. Medium body with a creamy texture and an average carbonation. Finishes sweet with toasted and caramel malts, floral hints. Okay Golden Ale, somewhat inoffensive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Milter (225) - Nyborg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2015
Ganske dejlig dag, der er nydt denne forårsdag. Meget klar gylden. Fin aroma

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lello4ever (112) - ITALY - FEB 8, 2015
Questo birrificio inglese ha creato una ale decisamente interessante. Il colore è oro, molto bello e carico, non comune nelle ale inglesi, la schiuma è bianca purissima. Al naso sentori erbacei. Ottima al palato, con predominanza di malto, e già si può essere un pelo sorpresi da ciò, un equilibrio eccellente dato dal luppolo che sale in un secondo momento, ma sono spezie e frutta a darle un tocco di qualità. Corpo molto leggero come è normale, rinfrescante e godibile, ha qualcosa che altre ale inglesi, più "piatte", non hanno. Davvero soddisfatto.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robto (45) - Belas, PORTUGAL - FEB 6, 2015
Cask at Hall & Woodhouse Pub in Westminster, London. It pours a light amber colour with a lasting white head, Aromas is caramel and biscuity malts, honey, floral, English hops, raisins and other dried fruits- Taste is mildly sweet, watery, toffee notes, floral, malty and a little bitter at the end. It is medium to low body and moderate carbonation. It’s a traditional English ale, although a little bit watery to my taste, it has quite rich flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (1433) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2015
500ml bottle. Clear golden amber colour, white foam head leaving lacing and aroma of floral elderflower, orange, candy sugar. Flavour is biscuity malt, some grain, elderflower notes, sweetish with orange blossom, candy, sweets. Slightly soapy mouthfeel, light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, sweet grainy finish. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackradioboy (36) - SCOTLAND - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle. Haven't had this for ages. It's a unique tasting ale. It blankets your tongue from the first sip. Satisfying. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mt_hall (142) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Bottled. A clear gold/amber colour with a small off-white head. English hops are obvious in the aromas of elderflower and honey. Flavours of lemon, orange, elderflower, and honey. Slightly sweet, but with a balancing acidity. A good example of an English summer ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobBestwick (631) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
Lemon/lime hop aroma. Pours golden in colour with a frothy white head and decent carbonation. Bitter hoppiness with elderflower notes. Crisp bitter finish.

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