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


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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
bobblackcoffee (21) - - JAN 30, 2016
Sweeter than a bee’s arse. Is there actual fruit in this? It’s not list ed. I’m struggling with the fructosity. Needs a salty accompaniment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lokis333 (409) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - DEC 4, 2015
Clear dark chestnut color with weak tan foam. Aromas of fruit, sweet, small hints of alcohol, mainly malt, small hints of roast (not bad). Palate, light.medium body with bit oily thickish texture and leaves nice sweet/bitter finish. Taste, sweetish and biterish aftertaste, mainly of malt I would say and fruity notes as aromas. Again not bad. Overall not bad beer, out of the comercial ones this is quite good (so far I have tried English ales) good session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
uckelman (652) - Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2015
Pours reddish amber, clear. Medium tan head with fine bubbles. Aroma is powerfully fruity, reminiscent of stewed plums, and just a hint of something soapy. Sweet and fruity/winey flavor---really a lot like winegums, with an earthy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sarauckelman (420) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2015
Dark amber with minimal head. Strong fruity aroma, smellable from quite a distance. Up close, smells like wine gums. Flavor of stewed plums and malt. It’s a bit overbearing, but quite tasty in the right contexts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
redders1974 (1007) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2015
Good looking beer nice white head and colour candy sweet reminded me of wine gums ok it too sweet for my tastes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kajser27 (1406) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 20, 2015
Reddish copper colored, strong beige creamy head. Aroma is of Haribo gummy bears, sweet candy sugar and some fruits. Taste is medium to strong sweet sugar candy, caramel, some mixed fruity-berry notes and herbal low bitterness. Light to medium bodied, and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mauroruellas (792) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - AUG 11, 2015
Líquido ligeiramente licoroso,coloração acobreada,creme bege com boa formação e duração;aroma delicioso e complexo,apresentando malte tostado,frutas vermelhas,ameixa e um leve defumado;sabor igualmente maltado e frutado,com o lúpulo aparecendo com um bom amargor no final,álcool é notado,mas bem inserido,baixa carbonatação,corpo médio;ótimo conjunto;harmonizada com presunto defumado;boa cerveja,recomendo.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MissPxx (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
Of all the Badgers I have tried today this is by far and away the best. Fruity, dark, clear and delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
R4N5H (838) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2015
50cl bottle poured into a tall glass on 14/06/2015. Clear copper colour. Medium tan coloured head which dissipates. Slightly fruity aroma - plum and berries. Medium carbonation; medium body. Flavours of caramel, malt, molasses and berries. Sweet fruit flavour dominates with spicy malt bitter aftertaste. A good English strong ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AtronSeige (1297) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUN 9, 2015
Aroma: Medium-light pear, dark fruit. berries (blue, rasp) No Licorice. Appearance: Clear, dark copper body. Large, tan head. good retention. Flavour: Medium blue/rasp berries, Medium-light dark fruit, Medium-light malty sweetness. Light toffee. Medium dry finish, lingering blue berries. Medium-light bitterness. no licorice. Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation. Overall: The fruitiness is stunning! I have no idea what a "damson" tastes like, but if it is like blue/raspberries then it tastes awesome! The advertised licorice is no where to be found, causing the beer to lose points. But still very yummy! 500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 20. Fruit Beer Spice/Damson/Licorice Unknown Base beer

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