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


on tap


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Bottled, Pasteurised, regular;

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (21802) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2011
3rd March 2009
Clear brown beer. Nicely balanced appley hop and mildly spiced malt. Soft semi dry finish. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (21124) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 12, 2008
Bottle at home ... Nice copper ... nutty hop nose ... litlle soapy ... little metallic ... some flowery lemon hop ... little drying ... ok nothing special

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (13084) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2008
Bottled, 500ml, pasterised. Reddish amber with white head. Full and warming bitter, relatively dry and hoppy but with a background sweetish fruitiness. Some roasted notes, pretty reasonable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9779) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2008
Bottle. Amber red with an off-white head. Aromas are toffee malts with mellow berries and earthy hops. Fruity. Flavours are sweet berries with floral notes. Light malts with a dry, bitter finish. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fin (9482) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2008
Bottle that I picked up at Sainsburys, Kidlington. This poured crystal clear reddy amber with a white head. Quite spicy with some hops and roasted malts but not especially great, its ok but not great. A5 A4 F6 P3 OV11 2.9

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (9395) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2009
Amber-copper beer with coppergreen sheen. Fine carbonation to smallish, light-beige head. Spicy, herbal aromas overlying caramel & sweet malts, wet dog. UK hops to the fore, taking away the sweet from the caramel beneath. Faint veggie bitter on the palate, even a bit sulphury, bit weird. Warming up, apparent fatty acids. Very light body, slightly slick. Aftertaste becomes a tad metallic. OK in the end, nowhere close to greatness. I agree with other tasters that the pasteurisation doesnít do it any favours.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2009
Bottled Just on the ruby side of amber with a decent off white head. There, thatís the good bit dealt with. Itís all downhill now. Sick inducingly sweet with some odd apricot fruitiness and a nasty and obvious pasteurization. Almost impossible to drink 500ml of. No one around to share it with so the sink gets it,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2008
Bottle. Sourish, nutty, slightly cabbagey malt/yeast aroma almost exactly like Westvleteren 8. Iím not making this up. Onion-like hops in the snout as it cooks. Wet dunked doughy biscuit and vanilla egg custard with nutmeg. Yep, thatís exactly it. All Badgerís bottled beers have that signature taste, and I like it. But itís predictable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (7863) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2008
Bottle. Deep amber with a big, off-white head. Subdued malt and spice aroma. Flavour of dried fruit with some caramel and a decent bitter finish. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (6238) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2012
Brown 500ml bottle with a best before Date of Dec 2008, drank May 2008. Poured into a Forbidden Fruit chalice glass. Terracotta red colour with a wispy white trace of a head. Toffee Apples came to mind as the aroma arrived at my nose, this was sweet smelling stuff. The taste reminded me of Batemans XXXB, one of my favourite beers. Well balanced and full of all the good things an English Bitter should possess, a hop, malt mix with a medium mouthfeel. I thought this one of the better bottled beers on the British market at the moment.

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