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


on tap

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Giochaurand (77) - 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 (2426) - 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 (623) - 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 (194) - Zielona Góra, 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 (2425) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
northropfrye (2304) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 19, 2014
On tap at kings head pub winnipeg. Light orange body with foamy head and some lacing. Nice sweet malt and bubblegum aroma. Giant sweet grainy taste with a touch of tarty citrus zest. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwik-lime (1373) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2014
Didn’t realise I’d never entered the cask version of this, only the bottle. Very malty with little hop evident, nutty, quite sweet, hint of caramel. Decent pint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NordicV (1223) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2014
Kopparfärgad öl med vitt, ganska krämigt skum. Malt, havrekakor, blommighet och lite smörkola i doften. Bra maltighet i smaken. Lätta rostade toner, karamell, torkad frukt och en nötig beska.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorgeLee (1268) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2013
Cask in the Prince Edward W2. Deep coppery brown in colour, thin foam. Very malty and fruity, viney bitter, slightly sulphury, with a bitter finish. Quite full flavoured. Pretty good,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kassner (1372) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Also on tap at The New Inn A bit bigger still a lot of malts and hardly any hops for a bitter. Brown and caramel flavors.

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