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

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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (2545) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joe19612 (2502) - 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.

3.1
   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.

2.9
   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

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeanF (2342) - 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.

2.8
   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.

3.1
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (2271) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grima (2230) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - JUN 24, 2011
Courtesy of Bolagshataren
Dark amber color, with plenty of white foam. Hoppy-berry aromas, slightly tart, very fruity. Starts fruity acidity, intense aroma of wild berries and roasted malt. The center part is extremely tart / bitter and sour, still remains the strong berry aroma. The hop aroma goes back so far, the roasted malt is also weaker. The finish is again much more acidic, with massive berry aromas. Getting used to, but somehow like it!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2011 Slightly thin beer but with an interesting flavor of raspberry. Deep amber color with a fine light brown head. Sweet fruity flavor. Light bitterness. Maybe not great beer but definitely an interesting beer.


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