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

bottling
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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - OCT 19, 2004
Cask: Hazy, unsettled orangey hue, decent head formation. Fruity hop aroma. Rich biscuity malt palate, sweet and fruity with some hop spice and bitterness in the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ruigo (2079) - 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).

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
wheresthepath (2059) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2008
[Cash handpull at Back of Beyond, Reading] Rather tired looking gold colour with a minimal white head. As fruity as you’d expect from Badger. A vague sulphur taste which reminded me of Wells Bombadier and some tired dusty hops completed what for me was a disappointing brew. I remember being unimpressed with this in the past, so it’s not just a one-off. I don’t understand why this is the flagship Badger ale, when they make much better beers - Golden Glory and Hopping Hare are far better!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2005 Unremarkable strong ale, tastes lighter than it actually is. In bottles this is ok. I had this on draught and it tasted a bit ciderish, perhaps a bit off, and some debris was floating. RERATE: Had this on draught again in the same pub and it was actually good, on the same evening they also served me a totally flat pint of Badger IPA, the pub is crap.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EHSRanders (1987) - Tjele, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2008
Cask at Prince Edward - Bayswater. Clear amber colour with small creamy off-white mostly lasting head. Fruity aroma. Sweet bitter flavor and finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NordicV (1821) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gary (1813) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2009
cask Eil pie Twickenham:Only ever had this pasteurized before ,so this was heaps better .Not bad,you could sink lot of this.You know,floral ,grassy hops and some biscuty malt tang. Caramel in there ,which I always get in this style of beer.Tropical fruit ?Lychees or something.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CraftBeerNick (1778) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2011
Great beer, frustrating as many Hall and Wooodhouse pubs will not sell it as the turnover on the barrel is too small.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorgeLee (1679) - 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,

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwik-lime (1641) - 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.


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