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


on tap

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johninmelb (1117) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2004
[on tap at the Botany Bay, Dorset]. Judging by other reviews, this is one that needs to be served from the barrel in a pub that keeps its beers well (the Botany Bay has an award for this). I found it to be a lovely drop - smooth, refreshing, with a pleasant bitter finish. A touch mild but extremely good flavour. A ripper.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beese (1099) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2013
Cask at The Peacock Farm in Wokingham, Berks on 26 August. Poured a copper colour with a light haze and a thin, dishwater like head. Aroma of toffee, malt and a slight sulphurous whiff. Flavours were grassy hop, raisons and lemon rind. Sugary palate with some grain and a weird plasticy note. Pretty naff condition, considering that this was in a Hall & Woodhouse pub.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorgeLee (1065) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kronebryg (1037) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2012
No head, caramel colour, light nose with a little caramel. medium body and length and a finish lightly hoppy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NordicV (992) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ralphdot (973) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2011
4.9% gold colour with a good head, fruity aroma, slightly malty with some fruit flavor, quite a good drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ansalon (936) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2013
Light caramel and honey tones on the nose; mouth is caramel, slight almond tones and hints of creamy malt. A very traditional, somewhat boring English Ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ruigo (853) - PORTUGAL - FEB 13, 2013
A little more yellow than normal bitter, but a rather good one to apreciate while the rain pours outside the pub (in England).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Sampled at Monkey Puzzle, London: Not much aroma, watery body; very dull, clean, slightly dry finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2006
Had at a pub in London with cask marque, can’t recall the name right now: pours a translucent copper color with carmel malt and hop aroma. Very tasty bitter. Notes of carmel malt, hoppy bite, and a bit of acidity. Medium palate. A really nice bitter.

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