BlackHaddock (3797) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
March 2010: I’ve just spent an hour fighting a ’Pampas Grass’ colony in my hedgehog sanctuary at the back of my garden, so I needed a thirst quenching special, I thought this might do the trick:
Clear 500ml bottle, best before 20th May 2010, drank and reviewed on a sunny Sunday afternoon in March 2010. Poured into a pint glass (vase shaped).
The beer is a a clear golden amber colour on top sat an off-white small bubbley foaming head.
The rear label claims it had a smell of raspberry, fruity and floral, I agree, the wife could even smell a raspberry hint in the aroma.
Strange mix of flavours, dry yet sweet in the first instance, turning hop bitter towards the end of the mouthfeel. The wheat content can be found easily enough and the malted barley is also prominent, both sit nicely with the hops and produce a pleasant fruity tasting beer.
Ideal for what I needed, as Summer beer, or one for replenshing a tired body after a bit of toil.
Cunningham (4545) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep golden colour with a white head. Fruity and hoppy nose. Wow this was an unexpected experience. Rich deep fruity and sweet flavour. Some caramel note. Rich sweetness but still refreshing.
[Bottle from a local store in Liverpool, England]
kwakdoctor (2) - Corby, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 29, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: Fruity malts and restrained floral hops Ap: copper gold off white head medium carbonation some lacing T: sweet fruits notes partially balanced by restrained hopping P: good mouth feel bubbles on toungue. O: enjoyable stuff well worth a try
thunder_head1 (79) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours a dark golden colour with a thin head and it has a raspberry peach aroma and the taste has a hind of raspberry and peach one of my favorites.
greenmanalishi (468) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hoppy crispness must be a Badger trademark but the raspberry aroma and fruity bubblegum flavours were completely unexpected. Another characterful effort from the Brewery.
Martin243 (775) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2011
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2011 Part of a case from the Badger brewery, and the only one I hadn’t had before: 500 ml bottle served chilled as suggested.Poured dark gold with a dense white head. Label promised a rasberry aroma which was prominent, but more like a "sweet shop" rasberry aroma than the fruit. (Does anyone remember 4 a penny "fruit salad" sweets?) Golden, standard bitter that tasted as if raspberry flavouring had been added, which was weird and a bit overpowering, not like the delicate peachy and elderflowery flavours from other Badger beers. I tried it accompanying a fruity desert; still weird, and I’ve got two bottles left!
sm89walt (1758) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle. Small, creamy-foamy & lasting white head; clear orange body. Sweet tropical fruit aroma, some strawberry, raspberry and backing toffee. On the tongue it’s similar again wth a lingering sweet tropical fruitiness and raspberry. Bitterness is pretty negligible if there at all. Light to medium body, mostly soft on the palate with a pasteurised mouthfeel.
maeib (8729) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. An amber coloured beer with a reddish tint, and a whitish head. Definite raspberry notes in this. The fruit seems a bit syrupy and it is perhaps a little sweet but it’s palateable enough. Not bad.
bembelembe (216) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Typical flower hops from Badger. Pineapple, peach, apple and more raspberry aroma. Quite sweet (caramel, biscuit) but not intrusive. Bit artificial taste. Mild hops. Golden-amber body, creamy head. Creamy texture. Fruity-flowery smell. Nice summer refreshing beer.
ralphdot (988) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden with a thin head, aroma of fruit (as do most Badger beers), the label says raspberry and it could be, sweet fruity taste but slightly bitter, I liked it.