Grumbo (454) - Suffolk, - JAN 20, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, pours a reddish brown colour with small head. Strong emphasis on berries, rather over-poweringly, bitter-sweet. Aftertaste not unlike a fruit yogurt.
RichTheVillan (1966) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from a supermarket behemoth; amber/red pour with thin off white head, strawberry jam aroma, taste is sweet damson jam a hint of liquorice all very forced and artificial, malty finish odd beer.
thebeermole (8) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very nice and moreish ale from Badger delivering what it said on the bottle. As well as the sweetness, some people could maybe find the damson and liquorice a little overpowering but it suited my palate.
Being a strong ale, it was hardly surprising to find it was also quite solvent alcoholic, and had other ester characters present such as isoamyl acetate and ethyl acetate.
I would definitely recommend you try it! I also agree it would go very well with a strong mature cheese.
GoufCustom (563) - HONG KONG - FEB 17, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle bought at foodGARDEN in D2 Place, Lai Chi Kok.
Clear amber brown colour with no yeast sediments; Less then one quarter head with residual beige foam which fades in 30 seconds; Moderate sticky lacing with fizzy carbonation; Very fragrant and sweet aroma of ale malt, with strong damson, Ribena concentrate, blackcurrant, bubblegum, liquorice, and sugar; Nice mid to light sweet taste of light ale malt, with damson, light plum, Ribena, light blackcurrant, molasses, flower petals, biscuits, light yeast, faint lemon and shades of grass; Close to light body, thin and slightly slick palate; Mouth feel is light ale malt wrapped in rich but light damson and sweet plums. Blackcurrant taste abound, like Ribena with notable astringency, but thankfully it’s lighter and less sweet than the aroma; Also some nice flowery taste plus light biscuits. Interesting… Hoppiness is light floral, plus faint lemony grassy hops in nose and taste; No much bitterness, just light fruity astringency to match with a sweet finish; Slightly dry after taste, fairly sweet and fruity to mouth.
Comments: A very dark-fruity ale verging on unreal or maybe artificial, its damson and liquorice aroma and taste are stronger than the label suggests. I found it a tad sweeter than it should, but it’s still quite refreshing. Tuned down the sweetness, and this’ll be a winner. Worth a try.
Philym (600) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Clear ruby/copper with finger ivory head.
Aroma: Fruity, plum, blackberry, butterscotch, bread.
Taste: Medium sweetness, low/medium bitter and sourness with a very slight saltiness.
Palate: Thick grainy texture, light/medium body, average/prickly carbonation, lingering finish which is initially quite sweet and fruity , before developing a liquorice sour and bitterness.
Comments: Very nice and slight ring lace. Reminds me a little of fruit juice with a bit of bite.
Benzai (6270) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home. Clear amber to medium brownish color, medium sized beige head that leaves good lacing. Smell malts, sweetness, sweet fruits. Taste malts, sweet fruits, a hint of tea and something weird. Medium body, average to medium carbonation. Hmm not really my kind of beer.
jjsint (427) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Part of a 4-pack gift ’sett’. Mid brown, translucent. Bit of white head and nice lacing. The aroma is composed very largely of plums - I’m not getting the liquorice but there is chocolate and honey as well. The taste is initially sweet, but far from sickly. Bitterness rises up to curb the sweetness, and the result is a long, flavourful sip. Aftertaste a bit too tangy for me. In conclusion, the best Badger ale I’ve had so far. Lovely.
wekker84 (1400) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle a amber colored beer with a white head aroma malts fruits dark fruits vanilla and spicy flavor malts fruits berries dark fruits vanilla spicy and some bitters
andriesradu (346) - ROMANIA - OCT 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear amber with no head. Aroma is moderate to heavy sweet, fruity, especially liqourice and blueberry. Flavor is sweet, fruity, again mostly berry’s. Finish is light bitter. A bit to fruity but ok.
olliejobbins (697) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml bottle. pours a ruby colour with a solid tan head that doesn’t last long. aroma and taste are both a little odd for the style... lots of strawberry. it’s like a gone off kriek. didn’t like it much. too much liquorice for me.
Marduk (1941) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Clear copper color. Small white head, stays. Oranges, citrus, sweet, raisins in aroma. Sweet, orange peels, raspberries, plums in flavor. Well balanced and so fruity. Next one please!