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Brewed by Badger (Hall & Woodhouse)
Style: Bitter
Blandford Forum, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised. Seasonal - Spring.
"Bound to satisfy".
Triple hopped - Super Styrian hops added twice to the coppers then Styrian Goldings added. Hopping Hare is thrice hopped with three types of hop used during the brewing process. Aromatic Goldings and Cascade combine to provide an uplifting citrus-grapefruit and floral aroma, whilst First Gold carries the bitterness. The effect is a refreshing ale with a unique hoppy aroma and well-balanced bitterness that is bound to satisfy! It is a terrific match with roast lamb and spicy Thai dishes!


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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjs (5117) - Helsinki, - NOV 3, 2012
(Draught at Hilpeä Hauki, 20121103) The beer poured golden and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had sweetness, fruitiness, grass and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, sweetness, grass, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was fruity and bitter. A good example of an English bitter.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tinylightsrecs (321) - - APR 26, 2015
Bottle received as a gift. Pours amber/gold, thin and quickly fading head. Bit of a zesty undercurrent to the buttery/biscuity taste which saves it from being too bland

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
allmyvinyl (5784) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2015
500ml bottle from Waitrose, Morningside. Pours clear pale gold, thin white head. Aromas of butterscotch, oaty biscuits. Taste is light sweet, buttery caramel. Not very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alexi91 (137) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Pint Glass. Supplier: ASDA (Bristol). Fruity with bitter aftertaste.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stuu666 (5889) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours golden amber, typical crisp bitter, light floral, light toffee, ok.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mt_hall (153) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2015
Bottled. A clear amber-gold with a medium-sized off-white head. A very powerful lime aroma is noticeable as soon as this beer is poured - it’s balanced with some earthly malt aromas. Crisp and refreshing in the mouth, with a citrus bite and a dry middle and finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (534) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JAN 26, 2015
the aroma is malty, herbal and hoppy with some hints of citrus... the taste is well-balanced, malty and fruity with shades of grapefruit, herbs and spices... dry and bitter aftertaste...

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gpcnogueira (9) - - JAN 10, 2015 does not count
Clean golden beer with a nice hoppy aroma. A smooth bitter taste stays on the end which invites another drink.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
snowdog140 (57) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2015
Very hoppy in its aroma and a suitably orange appearance to match. Taste again is predominantly of hops and that is no bad thing, certainly not one of the world’s top beers but a perfectly drinkable brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8837) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
Pale golden pour. The nose is a little bit spicy and fruity. Clean MO malt base and a bit of fruity yeast. Pretty nice, straightforward golden ale. A bit of astringent bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2014
Flaske 500ml fra Kilpishalli. Delt med Rune på Nerstranda 10 Des. 14. Gyldenbrun. Lavt skum. Veldig god ferskenaroma. God smak av tørket frukt. Plommer. Hint av parfyme. Avslutter svakt syrlig.


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