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


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RATINGS: 227   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joe19612 (2618) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2007
Bottle from Tesco. The beer poured a dark ruby colour with a thin white head. The aroma to me smells of bubble gum. The taste is very sweet and really fruity. Not a bad beer, from Badger.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (2595) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Bottle. Bland amber color. Hints of licorice and spice. Nothing overlky rememborable. Easy drinking, not strong at all

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alex_leit (2534) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAR 4, 2015
0,5 l bottle. Reddish bronze with a good foam. Fruity aroma, a little pharmacy-sulfur, caramel, slightly spicy, something like licorice. Taste sweet, with blackberries, currants, red grapes, blue plum, caramel, some grassy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2010
Rugby red colour. Clear with a good white frothy head. Fruity aroma, a little sour with malt. Interesting flavour with rich fruit berries. Smooth texture of syrup.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (2377) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeanF (2348) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 7, 2009
Yes, there is just a little bit of fruits and malts in the nose but not nearly enough to call it an aromatic beer. Looks all right though, nice brown colour and thick head. The fruit definitely comes through in the taste, lots of grapes and cherry flavours, slight malty and hoppy hints and a dry finish. A good rendition of a "fruity" beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
niquillis (2344) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - DEC 2, 2008
Bottled. Crimson coloured beer, pours with a fine, lacy white head. Musky, field berry arouma. Sweat with toffee’d finish. Slightly too sweat for my liking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 11, 2011
Bottle (in NZ). Woah - this is a little usual. Herbacous, licorice, fruity - it’s all a bit too contrasting. A bottle best shared I think.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (2303) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2011
50 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK. Dark amber colour, head immediately dissipates. Stone fruit and cherry aroma with some sweet apple and caramel. Sweet flavour with more cherry coming though on the palette; bright finish with under notes of vanilla.

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