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: 2.71/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (16537) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2006
On tap. Creamy off-white head on top of a clear, golden ale. Weak malty aroma with some hoppy fruityness. The flavor is the same. Thin body and a pineapple-fruity, lightly hopped finish. A quite pleasant and balanced beer, but a bit boring. (060712)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (17353) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2006
500ml bottle from Somerfield. I quite liked this bitter, typically English bitter with yeast hop aroma, some caramel. I had a couple of bottles whilst I was in a hotel in Brentford. Distinctive Badger yeast and hop. Good enough for a simple drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
marcus (9239) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 5, 2006
This bitter ale poured from a hand pump with a thin off-white head. A typical bitter but with a full flavor and a nice hop bite at the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
rw4244 (134) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2006
Bottle 5ocl. Poured clear dark amber, with a foamy offwhite head. Rich flowery aroma with a hint of citrus. Fragrant flowery and hoppy tatse, and a pleasant bitter finsh with a further hint of citrus. Quite an oily mouth feel. Very pleasant though nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2006
Bottle. Lots of toffeish sweetness with pleasant spicy hop notes underneath. Poor mouthfeel.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5569) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2006 Pasteurised bottle. Carbonation is artificial, but not aggressive. Pasteurised notes all over the place giving this beer an odd burned sugar sweetness, a stale hops flavour and a dead quality which is really quite unpleasant. That’s a shame because the malty and hop soaked ale that exists underneath the appalling final treatment is quite pleasant, and is fighting to come through. It’s certainly pulling above 3.8%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nekronos (4111) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 31, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2006 Was not bad, but the flavor was almost gone, very good foam for being an ale, but a little tiring before oyu end the bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rauchbier (3808) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2005
Bottle, from Somerfield. Copper bronze, thin white head and gentle condition. Buttery malt aromas with a hint of earthy hops. Soft and sweet initialy in the mouth but with a developing hop note that becomes quite metallic with time. Short malt and caramel in the finish with a late hint of flowery hoppiness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2005
hops nd malt welkl balanced for once. good effort ll round with a dry hoppy finish.

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