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

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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   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.


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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MissPxx (813) - - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
R4N5H (294) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AtronSeige (970) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Umoyk (50) - , - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (3839) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Giochaurand (177) - FINLAND - APR 14, 2015
Pours ruby in colour with medium head. Aroma is malty, fruity and licorice. Taste is spicy, azafran, licorice, toasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alexi91 (142) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Pint Glass. Supplier: ASDA (Bristol). Sweet and fruity with pleasant aftertaste.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DIBBLE (102) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2015
Dark clear golden beer with frothy/sticky but short lived off white head. Rotten apple and yeasty aroma. Low carbonation but still a good fizz on the tongue. Flavour has candy sweetness, dandelion and burdock, dark malt, slight medicinal quality. Complex yet well balanced beer. Not too rich. Finish is a brown sugar coated fruit salad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alex_leit (522) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sjohnh (448) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2015
Dark copper colour with a frothy white head. Medium body. Big fruity / floral aroma. You have to look for it but the licquorice is there - at the back of the nose and the taste. The sweet jammy fruits dominate the flavour with a hint of spice and almond - the beer equivalent of a Bakewell tart. Very smooth and probably too sweet to have more than one.


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