Brewed by Badger (Hall & Woodhouse)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Blandford Forum, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Cask; Regular.

Traditional premium ale, light golden in colour. Noticeable floral dry hop aroma balanced with biscuity and fruity notes.
Full bodied with a medium bitterness and a rounded, smooth, hoppy flavour. Hints of melon and pear. A clean finish with some hoppy linger.

Only ratings of the cask version should be entered here. The bottled version has a separate entry.

iandrinks' rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
iandrinks (6) - randers, - JUN 15, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2012 I have been drinking this for some years now and have to say its a very pleasent session beer as its easy on the palate, and can be followed by something stronger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (6159) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2015
Cask (Jekyll & Hyde, Basingstoke) - Copper/dark amber in colour. Biscuity malt, peach and pear in the aroma. Biscuity and fruity taste with sultanas, caramel and plums.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (14327) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2015
Cask at the Lulworth Cove Inn, 27/10/15. Clear golden amber with a moderate off White covering that dissipates. Nose is caramel, fruit loaf, dates. Taste comprises fruit cake, airy malt, caramel, toasted brown sugar. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close with a light bittering conclusion. Ok.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
DeanF (1939) - Northwest Territories, CANADA - AUG 18, 2015
Aroma of weak cardboard. Has minimal head and a brown-orange body. Flavour is nice sweet malts with a bready finish. Palate is way too weak and watery. It’s drinkable but not exciting.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
MissPxx (914) - - JUN 20, 2015
This is different to the bottled version. It's flat and light golden coloured. But it's still nothing to write home about. Very wishy washey. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WilltheMoth (8) - Minehead, Somerset, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2015 does not count
I usually like drinking strong ales. And although its strong, it hasn’t got a very bold taste. It leaves a nice nuty after taste though. If you want an ale which is strong but tastes weak, then its perfect for you. It makes a perfect steeping stone between and IPA and an Ale like Old Speckled Hen etc. Overall I’m fairly impressed and could quite happily drink it for a whole night. I would like to see a stronger darker ale from Badger

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Giochaurand (234) - FINLAND - NOV 29, 2014
Tap. Pours amber with low head. Aroma is toffe and malts. Taste is malts, toffee and fruits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kavu (3307) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2014
1 pint from cask @ The Ship & Shovell. Pours cloudy golden with a low head. Aroma is fruity malts. Flavor is light fruity malts. Ordinary real ale. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2014
Cask at The Crown, Blandford, so the beer’s natural habitat; looked good in the goblet-like branded half-pint glass, clear, bright gold with wispy white head; aroma of faint flowery hops; taste of light satsuma orange, a gentle sweetness and the trademark Badger floweriness; a little sweet; a nice dry tanginess in the finish; in tip top condition, this was more than the sum of its parts and was a worthy accompaniment to my Sunday roast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arek (694) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Cask 1 Pint, Lord Nelson, Poole, England, UK. Złote piwo o cienkiej pianie i owocowym aromacie. W smaku początkowo lekko słodowe, owocowe z przyjemnym, chmielowym i goryczkowym finiszem.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (3684) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2014
Classic English ESB with deep orange blonde colour and stable, milky head. Fruity aroma, lots of pear, some pineapple and lemon, pine resin, hazelnuts, grassy hops; malt sweetness in the mouth, fruity, elegantly evolving into a mild but resinous, herbal hop bitterness. Very well-balanced bitter, one of the best I had so far.

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