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

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RATINGS: 421   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered
Sold in cans in some territories.
Named in honour of the inquisitive and extremely fursty ferrets of the Gribble Inn, a celebrated golden brown ale, full of character.
At the heart of many a countryside village can be found an inn. A place where locals go to relax after a long day. At one such inn, rumour has it that inquisitive ferrets would sneak to the back door to cheekily sample the local brew. A sweet nutty palate, hoppy aroma and a hint of Seville oranges, give this tawny amber ale its distinctive personality. Recommended with smooth and creamy West Country Cheddar or indulgent pork pies and mustard.

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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2004
Typical bitter, easy to drink, not a lot of flavour, some caramel and slight citrus. Thin but drinkable!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2004
Bottle. Copper coloured, mid sized head. Vague hoppy and malty aroma. Taste is light hops and malts, caramel with a bitter/sweet finish. Did not improve on warming (had it cold from the fridge), yeasty and metallic flavours coming into play.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2005
Appearance is a mixture of brown and amber. Nice, forward hop/skunk aroma dominates the nose, but unfortunately does not carry through in the flavour. Instead, Fursty Ferret is surprisingly malty with a hint of fruitiness. Not much of a finisher. A regular, everyday, drinkin beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
TimE (5451) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 21, 2005
Copper color, malty nose with a faint hint of wood and apples. Malty mouth that is very woody and a malty finish, but really boring. One of the maltist English beers I have ever had.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (26845) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2005
Bottled. Clear amber coloured with a white head. Aroma of malts, grain, caramel and hops. Sweet flavour of malts and caramel with hoppy notes.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (9920) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 1, 2006
Rich amber gold, generous head with lace. Low aromas of nutty caramel. Fairly bland palate of caramel, on the sweeter side, with a modestly bitter finish. Maybe I had this one too cold, but it seemed fairly dull.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hendo (110) - Sint Anthonis, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2006
Bottled version, pretty average beer, but unoffensive all the same. Needs more body.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2006
From the bottle. The beer had a very light copper coloured appearance. Very clear with a quick disappearing head. You are struck with a sweet aroma with your first taste, very crisp followed by honey and strangely a slight strong bitterness. Overall a pleasant ale. I can see why the ferrets want this, They must be after the honey.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (10076) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2006
Bottle from Morrisons 12-05-06. Probably the one beer from the Badger stable that appeals least initially on first tasting, in fairness this pale brown beer improves and has a decent finish but its a bit too sweet and without the discernible traits of its stablemates, very little hoppiness present and the others flavours seemed masked though by what I dont quite know. Not bad but nothing special.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
madquacker (1133) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2007
A solid and respectable ale notwithstanding the dumbed down marketing. Pours a copperish colour with big bubbles. Opened up as it warmed. Nice malts.


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