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


on tap

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 2.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Original Ale: Pasteurised and bottled. New lower abv version of the 4.6% Original Ale issued in late 2005 for the UK market. Hops changed to First Gold.
Also available in nitrokeg version as Extra Smooth.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2010
copper colour with a thin white head. Aroma of malt with a hint of spice. Malt, spice, metallic. fizzy and thin lacks body

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mike_77 (4104) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2010
Pale brown colour. Aroma is slightly fruity. Thin, watery texture. Little maltiness, slightly bitter.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
scotty (1104) - SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2009
Bog standard bitter, amber colour, no head, slightly rubbery on the finish.Asda, Galashiels.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
downender (7150) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2009
Bottle from ASDA. Amber with a slight, off-white head and moderate carbonation. Light, bready aroma. Flavour of savoury malts, a hint of grassy hop and bitter finish. Not much going on, but not unpleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rosenbergh (8874) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 4, 2009
500 ml bottle. From the UK. Reddish copper colour with thin white head. Sweet toffee, fruity and malty aroma. Flavour is not exactly what you expect. Vegetables, a bit bitter and highly metallic. Gets sweeter when warms up. Basic bottled ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
berkshirejohn (5291) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2009
50cl bottle from Somerfields. Reddish amber with cream head, quite highly carbonated for a Badger ale. Hoppy aroma, watery hoppy flavour with some malt. A basic low-strength bitter, but still drinkable.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
MrAleman (111) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2008 Not really that great the flavour in all truth lets it down a little, was hoping for more, going off badger beers a little bit right now, this is tough going yes

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HogcliffeLenny (162) - Christchurch, Dorset, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2008
Bottle 500ml from Somerfield. Pours a clear orangey brown colour with a thin off-white film for a head. A hoppy aroma but nothing special. This follows through to the taste, hoppy but little to distinguish it from the most average of ales. Quite thin and watery. Bitter aftertaste but not exactly long lasting. I guess you get what you pay for, this bottle cost £1.23 and I still think it is overpriced!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2008
99p Bottle from Somerfield. After two rancid Badger beers in a row I had worries about this. Pours a brown colour with a lasting head. Aroma of a sticky, malty bitter, slight sourness. Flavour is quite sweet with a harsh bitterness and lots of biscuity malt. Hard to say exactly but it reminds me of a lot of cheaper, mass produced bitters, poor ingredients?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
imdownthepub (11664) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2008
Keg, as Extra smooth, in the Masons Arms, Marylebone, London. Muddy brown, aerated, big soapy head. Ok, a quick half for a rating, its just an homogenous mess really, full of Nitrogen, burping for England afterwards. It’s done now.

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