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


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 286   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Share this beer with friends!
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldPeculiarHen (14) - East Yorkshire Coast, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2008
Botter, 0.5l. Aroma- slightly peachy. Initial taste is quite bitter, with slightly intrusive carbonation. Aftertaste was a gorgeous peach flavour. Perfect for a summers evening/barbeque!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk (4078) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Tesco :-). This one of my favourite summer beers. The label says its refreshingly peachy and they are not wrong! Some might consider it overpowering, but for me it works well with the bitterness of the hops. Everyone who I have served it to really enjoyed it. Don't over chill it or you won't enjoy the full flavours of this excellent and very much underrated beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olliejobbins (733) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2012
500ml bottle. Aroma is extremely peachy and floral. Taste is hoppy but also strongly of peaches. Very sweet and a bit watery aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (1079) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle morrisons. Golden amber colour ok white head. Aroma is definitely peach. As is the taste nice sweet peaches good malts light hop bitter finish. Medium body ok carbonated. Really good would love to try cask.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2004
500ml brown bottle bought in a four pack selection called Badgers Sett comprising Tanglefoot,Golden Champion, Blandford Fly and the above which I drank first.Srong peach/apricot aroma which remained after the glass was drained.Same peach in the flavour and some hops. Amber colour with good head and lacing. I enjoyed this refreshing beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2004
Bottled, as part of 4-pack "Badger’s Sett". Very enjoyable beer, really peachy which is unusual but by no means cloying. Amber-tan body, thin diminishing head, reasonable lacing. Rough rasp on the palate of peach/melon with still a hint of bitterness in the aftertaste. Wouldn’t want more than one at a time but still refreshing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DanielBrown (3717) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2004
Delicious peach and melon aroma. Tropical fruit and ice cream in the mouth, suddenly morphing into a very bitter melange - possible hopped. Not session material - I feel like I’ve been through the mill with this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2007 Clear amber pour. Shockingly peachy snout if you’ve not read the blurb. Head and lace persist a good hour after the pour. Should they get the chance. An aromatic peachiness pairing up perfectly naturally with the house yeast’s natural fruitiness. Crisp hop finish with lingeringly bready afters. English fruit beer to take on the Belgians?? Tasty and well-balanced stuff indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresthepath (1524) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2010 [31/1/2008 - 500ml bottle from Asda, High Wycombe] Opening the bottle reveals the overwhelming smell of peach blossom room freshener - nearly poured it on the pot pourri! Taste initially dominated by sweet peach - far closer to an alcopop than a beer. At this point I was distinctly unsure whether to continue to drink it. However, soon the hops and a dry bitterness comes through, and by the end of the pint you realise how well balanced it is. It definitely needs to be served cold. I ended up loving this beer and would certainly have it again. However, I also believe it’s one of those love it or hate it beers. [Re-rate 11/7/2010: Dad shared with me, cheers!] Yup, peach, dry bitterness etc as before, but found it rather thin in body this time, have reduced my mark slightly. Still surprisingly good though!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (3496) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2012
March 2009: 500ml Brown bottle, drank very close to its best by date. Poured into a vase shaped ’Old Speckled Hen’ pint glass. Good looking beer, fine amber colour with an off-white foaming head. The body was bright and clear. Incredible peach aroma, they claim to add extract of peach blossom to the brew, well you can certainly smell it. The beer is far from sweet, but that peach blossom does come through in the flavours too. A good ’bite’ to the beer, tangy and hoppy too. I am not a big fruit beer or sweet beer sort of guy, but this beer realy impressed me. Had I read the label more carefully I doubt I’d have bought it, but glad I did. The 4.5% alcohol holds up well and although I have reviewed plenty of beers from this brewery, this is one of the best in my opinion.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2  3  4 5 6 » 29

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50