cphbeerking (154) - København K, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is an interesting little brew: grand, flowery notes of peach and honey melon combined with that trademark freshness of Badger ales. Great as an apperitif and ladies seem to take to it as well -- never a bad thing and the very reason I just picked up another bottle at the store.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 18, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tasted 18/12/2005. 500ml bottle from Regional Wines and Spirits.
Bright copper, with a tight and lacey, just off-white, head. Very little visible carbonation. Huge floral peach nose, I love it at first but, later, I find it not quite right - it says cleaning products: "... with the power of peach!". Flavour is a bit watery - definitely peaches and hints of the melon that the label mentions. Little, if any, malt showing through. Quite dry through the middle with a short, fruity, low-key bitterness to finish. A bit skinny in the mouth but it gets away with it because of the very low carbonation. Not badly made but it’s a little more gimmicky than drinkable.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Beautiful amber coloured beer with a rather small head. Extremely fruity, fresh aroma, and the peach extracts linger all the way through the finish. At first sip I miss some sweetness, having difficulties grasping the concept of fruit and bitterness. But later on the lacking sweetness appears as a strength as it refrains the beer to cloy up. Quite unique. 030303
jonsiii (165) - Fredericia, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2005
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Funny.. Aroma that says PEACH. Yod’d expect the flavour was the same, but this is not the case. Now we have tasted 4 of Badgers beers, and the first impression is that the brewer has been playing with his chemistry set. I’ll probably rerate later.
johninmelb (1116) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2005
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Not my thing at all. The head is weak, the carbonation is sharp and the mouthfeel not very good. As to the nose and the flavour, something about the addition of peach blossom makes it smell and initially taste like a cheap dishwashing liquid. The taste then develops a mixed character of astringent alcohol and hops with some redeeming bitterness, but still with that lingering fairy liquid.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle rom Sainsbury’s. Golden yellow with small white head. Very peachy aroma, some from the hopping rather than the blossom, but a little artificial seeming. Medium bodied with some pleasant bitter hop in the finish along with the less pleasant flowery peach.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2005
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
This beer looks very nice. Unfortunately everything else is poor. Aroma and taste are artificial. The flavour is exactly the same as a drink called Aqua Libra which used to be sold as a non-alcoholic tipple for people who wanted to look as if they were drinking a chilled white wine. This taste is so strong that it masks any decent beer flavours. How is it that all British attempts to add extraneous flavours to beer are so unsuccessful? The Belgians seem to manage.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2005
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Defo on of the not so good beer i tried over the evening. Too carbonated for an ale and harsh dry grassy hop catches in your mouth.
ALLOVATE (2221) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2005
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
The label description is so much better for this beer, yet the RateBeer description pretty well sums it up. Bastard pasteurised, artificially carbonated and winner of a Tesco award, pfffft, oh please!!!. Why are all of Badger’s beers so disappointing?. Tasted this one from the bottle and poured it into a shallow chalice. Clear copper body with very light, fine carbonation raising a short, soapy white head that slowly became dense and left a little lace. Perfumed, peach juice concentrate nose, almost candi-like. Light bodied and spritzy in the mouth, this was as close to a ’Wild-peach cooler’ alcoholic fruit drink as it is clinically possible to go. Peaches are all you have, acrid, lightly bitter in the back and generally tangy. When it finally came together it seemed plastic, raspy and astringent in the finish. Messy, thinly acrid sh*#te that, again for Badger, just does not work. I am honestly really disappointed with this brewery, and they seem to just get worse. Please, I hope there is a beer from this brewer that is just plain simple and sessionable. Still waiting!!! (50cL Bottle, BBE 03/06)
harrisoni (12068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2006 Bottle from Sainsbury. Copper colour. Bit of a lasting white head, peach, melon and floral hop aroma. Not bad in mouth with a bit of caramel. More peach bitter hop finish that has some length. Best of a bad bunch from the 4 pack of Badger beers