Brewed by Badger (Hall & Woodhouse)
Style: English Strong Ale
Blandford Forum, England


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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Bottle: Pasteurised.
Seeking out the treasures of the countryside and making the most of local ingredients is an art shared by Badger and the wily poacher. Badger's Poacher's Choice captures unique rural flavours in a smooth, dark ale enhanced by a touch of liquorice for spicy sweetness and damson for a soft, subtly fruity taste. A gutsy ale that's worth tracking down.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dommod2011 (698) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2013
Was he? Really? Iíve not read it. I like the one from Withnail. Here hare here. Or something.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Osprey87 (1602) - WALES - MAY 15, 2013
Pours dark orange with a big enduring head. Weird smell - liquoricey and malty. Itís sweet and a hell of a lot more complex than I was expecting. Mixed citrus - orange opal fruits/starburst, skittles, cherry and blackberry undertones which must all come from the damson. Very mild bitterness to finish. I enjoyed this one. Impressive for a supermarket purchase.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
The_Bish (1125) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2013
Danny the champion of the world was.a poacher. Whoops, i just fell alseep.... did yiu notice?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (2130) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2013
Clear ornge yellow with small white foam head. Quite sparkling. Aroma is sweet, candy. Taste is sweet candy, with liquorice. Aftertaste is long lasting, turning bitter over time. (Velp 201305)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stravale (2075) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - APR 20, 2013
Bottle from Waitrose [160413]
Reddish dark amber, clear, frothy white head
Aroma of red berries, hint of strawberry, sweet fruits, some yeast, touch of fruit bubble gum, soft roasted malts, sweet caramel malts, artificial fruity notes
Taste of fruity brown malts, hedgerow woody hops, artificial fruits, bit yeasty, red berries, touch of minerals, little liquorice, rather odd flavour
Palate - Soft to medium carb, medium body, bit oily, little sticky, fruity soft bitter. Finish a bit dry, bitter English hops, bit of yeast on the tail
Overall - Itís a mixed bag, come across as rather odd, bit artificial - my opinion of the beer lowered the more I had of it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MaltMan88 (10) - Bury, Lancashire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2013
Interesting ale. Dandelion and burdock alongside liquorice on the nose. Palate a bit too far on the side of sweetness. Quite a lengthy malty finish with a bitter tail

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HoppyBudgie (692) - SOLA, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2013
0,5 bottle from cardinal. Nice white 1 finger foam. Nose is fruity and nice with some caramel. Taste is more fruits, lactose and some berries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fairground (29) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2013
Light bodied licorice, raisin, aromas.... Easily Drinkable on a hot day! Extremely fruity!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
niquillis (812) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2013
Bottle from tesco, Meir. Pours amber with lively off white head. Fruit aroma, a bit medicinal like cherry flavoured tunes. Weird, I'd like to try on cask though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cunningham (4438) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2013

Appearance: Deep brownish color with a fine tan head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Sweet fruity (plum side).
Palate: Medium body. Sweet and a light bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Weird fruity on a solid malty background.
Overall impression: I am usually a Badger fan, but this oneÖ...
Personal stats: Bottle from local grocery store in Liverpool, England.

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