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


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Cask, Seasonal, Summer;
Our summer seasonal ale, lemon grass is used in the brewing process which compliments the citrus aroma in the hopping levels. An ideal beer for a warm summers day or a cool spring evening. Lemony Cricket is our summer seasonal ale. It is only available in cask through our tied pubs. Lemony Cricket was named by our Badger Sett Ale Club, members of this club were asked to vote on a name which they liked best, Lemony Cricket was a clear winner and since the launch of this ale the name has had a fantastic response. It is a refreshing ale which abounds a certain zing. Lemon grass is used in the brewing process, this compliments the citrus aroma from the hopping level. The malt character that supports the refreshing undertones makes this beer suitable for both warm summer days or cool spring evenings. Lemony Cricket is 4.4% ABV and is described as ‘a classic beer with a twist’.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thunder_head1 (79) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2011
Cask at the dorset soldier 2 years ago it was gold in colour and had a fruity lemon grass aroma. In the taste it had a lemon with a citrus finish nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tommann (3387) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2011
500ml bottle. Pours amber with a medium head. Aroma is light lemongrass and some faint raisin malt. Taste has light citrus to start. Some apple malt to finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joe19612 (2618) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2010
Bottle from Tesco Camberley. Pours a light brown colour with good head. Good malty aroma with loads of lemon in the background. The taste is sweet malt with plenty of lemon, with a sweet citrus finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (9684) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2010
Bottle purchased at Tesco Extra, Aylesbury, Bucks consumed at Shrewsbury Folk Festival 29.08.10 Pours amber in colour with white head. A lemony, dry and a touch sweet at times but its ok, my notes don’t really go much further than this. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwik-lime (1715) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2010
Not as citrusey as I was expecting - light, well balanced, decent session ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
wheresthepath (2139) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2010
[Cask at Ship & Shovell, Charing Cross, London] Darker amber than you’d expect in a summer beer. Fruity aroma, but a little sulphur in their too - not sure this was in the best condition (surprising for a GBG entry). Predominantly fruity taste too, with lemon arriving late. Surprisingly thick mouthfeel - again, perhaps not ideal in a summer beer? Not convinced by this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (9533) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2010
Cask-conditioned at the Ship & Shovell, London 10/06/10. Deep amber colour with hint of lemon in the aroma. Nice nutty malt character balanced well with the citrus lemon flavour. I had about 4 pints of this. Very drinkable. A good session beer for the summer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7960) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2010
Cask-conditioned at the Ship & Shovell, London 05/06/10. Amber coloured with a slight, off-white head. Slightly sweet malt aroma, with some orange and citrus hops. Flavour of caramel, followed by a touch of lemon dryness and lingering bitter finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
will1 (140) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2010
New Inn, Salisbury. Darker than I expected for a summer ale and served in a branded stemmed pint glass. Aroma slightly lemony, lager like. Lemon grass flavour refreshing: not subtle but not too much. I preferred this to a couple of the other flavoured Badger beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alphadelic (2171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 25, 2010
This smells like a really good shandy an has really skunky hops in the mouth. A strong lemon punch with perfect dryness. I really like it.

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