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


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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   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.

Palme's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Palme (3603) - Bergen, - AUG 21, 2012
0.5l bottle. Crystal clear in the pour, and it has a light nutty-brown color with a small lacing just off-white head. Actually a bit exciting on the aroma. Lot’s of fruity tones here. It actually smells a bit like fruity bubblegum. Quite sweet, but nice. It has a oily texture in the mouth and it’s average carbonated. The taste is even more bubblegum-like, and spicy! Not hot, but more strange-spicy. Some sort of ginger-root or something? This could easily have been a fruit or spice-beer. Ends light mouthdrying in the soapy finish, next with hints of bitter coffee, licorice and even some chocolate. Interesting one, but not exceptional good. 20.07.2012

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
redders1974 (508) - 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 (629) - 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 (646) - 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 (904) - - 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 (409) - SINGAPORE - 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 (1036) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Umoyk (53) - , - MAY 6, 2015
Aroma is sweet, like berries (strawberries, cherries and blueberries?), liquorice, and caramel. A little bit of earthy hops coming through. The fruity esters (which who knows where they come from) are a bit too bold, like Jolly Ranchers. Thick, syrupy body, with plenty of sweetness. Just enough bitterness to balance. Smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (4047) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2015
Bottle at home. Clear amber pour, thick off-white head. Aroma of spicy malts, licorice, caramel and some floral herbs. Flavor is quite bitter and with loads of licorice. Sweet malty base. Interesting brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Giochaurand (232) - FINLAND - APR 14, 2015
Pours ruby in colour with medium head. Aroma is malty, fruity and licorice. Taste is spicy, azafran, licorice, toasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alexi91 (349) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Pint Glass. Supplier: ASDA (Bristol). Sweet and fruity with pleasant aftertaste.

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