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

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RATINGS: 277   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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MustangMarkF (213) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2012
Not a session beer but a lovely starting beer to awaken those taste buds. Aroma is both citrusy and hoppy. Appearance is a nice light golden beer. Taste is sublime - a hoppy start followed by lots of peach and melon and a slightly caramel finish- almost a fruit beer if it wasnt for the hoppy start. NB This was my favourite beer when it came in brown bottles but the clear glass bottles its comes in now to me has somehow lessned the taste.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ramius (1) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2012 does not count
This is the perfect summer beer. The peach flavour makes it stand out, and fits incredibly well with the beer. Its not a cheap sodalike aroma, but rather a sweet but light finish after each slurp. Otherwise the beer has a medium heavyness to it that is both floral and woodlike. Really unique beer. I only wish it was just a tad stronger like 6%.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Englander (21) - Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2007
Very apparent peach aroma. Nicely balanced sweet fruit and bitter hop. Refreshing.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (2966) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 24, 2012
cereal, roasty, grass, barnyard, banana, bubblegum, rotten eggs, hazy, orange, white foam, frothy, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, umami, full body, average carbonation, long finish,

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
holliersteve (25) - ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2009
Light and refreshing beer. The fruit aromas work well, with enough bitterness to ensure that it does not end up too sweet. Floral, definentely, but overall the peach and melon aroma tastes great, and ensure a refreshing summer satisfaction.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Saurononline (135) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 18, 2012
Peachy aroma and sweet in the mouth, I like this one, and Iíll strongly recommend it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nickyfirebox (1) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 21, 2012 does not count
Great with pizza! As a previous poster said, nice for first two of the night. Caramel, floral, citrus, vanilla, woody

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyobon (861) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2008
Bottle. Amber, little head. Aroma of peach, passion fruit, pineapple. Medium body with plentiful fizzy carbonation. Very fruity, especially peaches, with some nice hoppy bitterness in finish. Very unusual but works really well.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8212) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2011 Bottle. Deep amber beer with a white head. Aroma is moderately fruity and loaded with peach and melons along with orange peel. Very floral with lavender, rose petals and even a kiss of spicy/citrusy hops on the back. Flavour shows loads of aromatic peach fruitiness and heady floral character. Bright fruity bitterness. Itís a very unusual beer and itís hard to believe that there isnít fruit juice or artificial fruit flavourings in here. Itís not really sweet per se, but itís so fruity that it appears to be. 7 3 6 3 12 Forgot that Iíd had this before, but Iíll enter the rerate nonetheless. Bottle at the Grove Arms. Deep golden pour with a thin white head. The aroma is very floral and fruity. Sort of juicy fruit and some tart berries in addition to a pronounced spiciness. Palate is quite bitter with a lot of fresh lavender and some roses. Bright citrus and a touch of herbal bitterness. Really bright and very unique. Tasty stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ComradeK (922) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2010
500ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber gold, with a large yet quickly dissipating head. The aroma is dominated by peach, to the exclusion of almost anything else, although there is perhaps a hint of caramel malt lurking in there. As it passes the lips there is a strong peach flavour, moving onto a nicely fruity hops taste. Peach dominates the mid-section, giving a fantastic mouthfeel, and mingles with malt notes in the finish. Another excellent Badger beer!


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