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


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RATINGS: 87   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (16085) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2016
Cask @ St. Stephen’s Tavern, London. Clear golden with an off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 240316

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erzengel (7298) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2015
On cask at The Greyhound Inn, Aldbury. Malty smooth beginning. Nuts, hints of roast, malty Ale. Nuts and dry malt in the aftertaste, moderate bitterness, fresh and round with a dry roasted ale malty aftertaste!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (6515) - 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 (16017) - 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 (2227) - Alberta, 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 (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - 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 (354) - 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 (3775) - 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.

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