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

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RATINGS: 285   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Bottle - pasteurised. Has been occasionally spotted in cask.

An award-winning 4.5% ABV premium ale, well balanced with distinctive bitterness and a delicate floral peach and melon aroma.


1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2005
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.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2005
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.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ALLOVATE (2333) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2005
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)

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (13144) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2005
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

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2005
Deep golden colour with a small off white head. Malty aroma with a peach fruityness. Dry hoppy flavor with a too sweet peach fruityness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanvenlo (1191) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2005
5 Mar 2005 - Knockout over the top fruit, but perhaps a bit too sweet for my liking. Clear red-brown colour, ordinary lacing and head that diminshes quickly. Biting floral fruit flavour, but lacks complexity. Bitter finish, but I thought the beer should have lingered on the palate longer.

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
joergen (20486) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2005
Bottled. Amber coloured with a white head. Perfumed aroma of peach and blossoms. Unpleasant sweet perfumed aroma. One of the worst beers I’ve had.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2005
Bottle. Dark golden colour with a samll white head. Flower peach aroma and a sweet dry peach taste. Light body and a sweet bitter dry finish.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 2, 2005
[bottle ASDA] pours a clear golden brown colour. nose is "fruit salads" (the small plastic sweet, counterpart of the "black Jack") some hoppy grass notes in there as well. body in a little thin and fizzy, slightly bitter finish. unusual and not unpleasant, nothing impressive though.

3.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Choos (590) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2005
Aroma: wow top points for trying with this, smells to me like fresh boronia and a mix of fruit salad made of stone fruit and passionfruit! Apperance: clear amber to brown, bubbly head. Flavour: beer with perfume?!? Prominant bitterness with florally perfume flavours. Becomes a bit medicinal the more you drink. Palate: thin with balanced flavour and bitterness.


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