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Badger Hill MSB (Minnesota Special Bitter)

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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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The key to appreciating a true strong bitter: A balance that you’ll savor. Our pronounced hop usage has been compensated with smooth malt perfectly. Presenting our inaugural brew, with hints of its English roots and a whole lotta Minnesota depth to explore.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MNAle (17) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Good attempt at a bitter, not much hop bite as expected for a bitter in the British style. A bit too bland, though.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
commonmac (264) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2014
Tap pour at New Bohemia. An amber, maybe copper ale. Good lacing. Appearance is definitely deceiving. Taste is bitter and only bitter. No balance and seemingly no finesse. Taste lacks the floral hop resin and leads more into a bitter malty lack of satisfaction. Probably worth skipping.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (34232) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2013

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Clear medium yellow - amber orange colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, sweet candy, sweet spices, moderate yeasty, sweet yeast. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a long duration, riped sweet fruit, sweet candy, sweet malt, sweet yeast. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is fizzy. [20131111]

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Camons (5630) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2013
Hazy orange with a huge offwhite head. Aroma of malt, yeast, sweetness, light licoriceroot. Flavor is malt, yeasty, sweetness, spice. Thin to medium, highly overcarbonated. 111113

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rasmus40 (10581) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2013
Clear amber with a huge and lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity, yeasty and spicy. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. High carbonation. 111113

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (10786) - DENMARK - NOV 11, 2013
Bottle. Clear amber with big foamy off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted and spices. Flavour is malt, yeast, phenols, caramel, toasted, medium sweet, hop, little dry, little over carbonated and a little bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2013
Sample. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, grass, straw, malt and hops. A little sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6070) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Pour on tap at APN 2013, orange-red pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of spice, herbal notes, hints of caramel, toffee, some biscuit and bread notes, slight touch of grass and orange in there as well. Taste is a mix of some biscuit, bread, slight spice, grass, into some caramel, toffee, hints of slight citrus, finishing fairly bitter, dry. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vikingguy (796) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Cloudy rust color with quick diminishing head. English malts on the nose. Taste- English malts, crackers, spicy hops. Medium body, med bitterness, solid maltiness. A solid bitter and one I'd buy again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (3073) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2013
Poured medium amber with a huge frothy off white head. Aroma of sweet citrus and caramel malt. Medium, creamy smooth body, flavour of the aroma fairly well balanced.


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