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

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tombyars (1410) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2011
First tasted this in Coanes, Johnstone in August 1993. Cask, handpump dispense. Pale straw in colour with a thin white head. Sparkling citric notes in the long floral aroma and resiny mouthfeel. Good lacing. Pale malts deliver strong fruit notes of honeydew melon, lychees and lime. Fragrant hop resins give a bitter bite to the perfumed aftertaste. Sweetness returns to the finish with warming golden syrup notes. An excellent ESB style ale and highly recommended.

3.2
   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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kassner (1370) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorgeLee (1266) - 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,

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bobinlondon (1257) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2008
Handpulled cask at JDW Stanmore. Amber with a good off-white head. Malty with a faint hoppiness. This is a shadow of the beer I tried in the early 1980’s. What has gone wrong?

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ruigo (1240) - 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).

3.3
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - AUG 10, 2004
cask gbbf: hop citrus aromas and a llittle bit of nuts. with a splash of malt thrown in. pretty much the standard not hopped enough in my opinion. difficult to read rates accurately when the same beer is offered in a bottle, can and cask...they all taste different.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johninmelb (1126) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kronebryg (1079) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2012
No head, caramel colour, light nose with a little caramel. medium body and length and a finish lightly hoppy


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