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


on tap

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RATINGS: 298   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Name change in August 2011 from Blandford Fly
With the hot summer sun beating down, the patient fly-fishermen of the Dorset Stour await their catch. These ’Flyers’ are celebrated in this warming ale with ginger overtones, rumoured to be originally included to remedy the bites of the infamous Blandford Fly. The rounded sweetness of this medium-bodied brew makes it an ideal and refreshing accompaniment to a hot lamb biryani or spicy crispy chilli beef.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beesbeer (450) - - JAN 26, 2013
Sorry but I was disappointed. Not ginger or hot enough for a ginger beer. The ginger tastes almost artificial "ginger flavour" rather than real. There is a stringer taste of burnt orange and perhaps a hint of clove? The beer is very sweet. Not really a success for my palate.

fajry (2253) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 30, 2017
Flasa v Saltney. Zlata farba. Vona sladova, pikantna - zazvorova, cukrikova. Chut sladka, karamelova, jemne ovocie, zazvor.

alex_leit (5152) - Minsk, BELARUS - SEP 2, 2017
Bottle. Gold color, weakly white foam. Aroma: ginger, malt, sugar candy, light fruitiness, spice. Taste: sweet, light ginger, a little fruit, candy, malt, lemonade.

vinivini (2998) - Gomel, BELARUS - JUL 29, 2017
Bottle. Clear golden colour, decent white head of pretty good retention. That’s it in terms of advantadges. Gingery aroma. Hints of malts and fruit. Light to medium body. Sweet malty taste. Spicy. A little hot. What about hops? They are on holidays I guess. The worst from Badger so far.

jaghana (6280) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUN 9, 2017
Bottle 50cl, a very sweet and artificial like beer, notes of ginger and juniper and light bitterness finish on sugar and artificial fruit notes, poor

CaskTamer65 (1) - - JUN 4, 2017 does not count
Horrendous. The worst beer I have ever tried. Something is deeply wrong with this heinous brew. The other beers in the Badgers Sett from Lidl were pretty good. Two nice hoppy ones, and a middling fruity effort. But this - first beer I have ever tipped down a sink. Nasty, nasty, nasty.

jice (375) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JUN 2, 2017
Inclassable ! Très déroutante sur la première gorgée, puis on s’habitue. Le gingembre est très présent, donne un goût sucré et une arrière bouche poivrée. A déguster sur un plat épicé.

dogbomb (1253) - ENGLAND - APR 15, 2017
Bottle. Gold (ginger) pour with a thick white head. Before I even hold this close to my nose, I can smell the ginger notes. Up to the face, and its ginger beer! Maybe a slight lemoniness to it. Taste is, much milder than ginger beer. There is definitely a strong ginger note there, but theres a decent breadiness. Making this taste a bit more like a slice of ginger cake. Sweet, and light. Not too gingery, but just enough to give a little bite of fire. Some toffee. Very nice.

Grumpelmies (364) - GERMANY - APR 1, 2017
Bottle. Amber/golden coloured. Small head. Aroma of bananas, citrus fruits and ginger. Taste is sweet ginger, malts and some bananas. Low carbonation. Creamy. It’s ok but I don’t think I’ll often be in the mood for this one.

alexmate (285) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2017
Brownish Amber colour. This is a grown up ginger beer, I much prefer it to Crabbies. The taste is of sweet ginger, it’s not subtle, but it’s not fiery. Has a malty backbone which may put some people off. Price Paid: 2 for £4 in 2015.

Ferris (16496) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2016
Bottle - Ginger and some sweetness. Clear gold with a rich white head. Ginger and sweetness. Pretty ordinary.

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