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


on tap

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 2.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Cask; Seasonal - Autumn.
Originally brewed at The Gribble Inn. Brewed at the Hall & Woodhouse plant since early 2005.

A well balanced, crips premium ale with a malty palate and a noticeable hoppy aroma.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ljthiessen (1348) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, - JAN 19, 2014
On tap at the King’s Head in Winnipeg. Mild nose, malty caramel. Not much to the flavour - tasted a little closer to an amber than a bitter, probably. Nothing wrong with this beer - just nothing memorable at all.

davidf93 (129) - Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA - APR 6, 2017
Golden colour, some lacing. Sweet malty flavours. Medium bitterness, little lacing.

HogTownHarry (6823) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2017
September 25, 2015 - at The Shaston Arms (Soho) - handpull cask. I fell in love with this place. Cobblestones, dark wood, mirrors, slightly shabby velvet seats, snugs, fireplaces - Bowie’s Sound and Vision was playing as I walked in, followed by Ultravox, Simple Minds, T-Rex and so many others ... I felt I had stepped back into time, to a London of the late 70s when punk and new wave were still real, a London I always wanted (as a Toronto lad) to see but never did ... ah, fuck me. What a memory. Anyway - the beer. Looks nice clear amber-gold with a bubbly beige head. But ... that’s where the joy ends; aroma is sweet diacetyl, some light acidic hop bitterness around the corners, but blech (5-). Taste is closer, better - quite sweet, vaguely fruity/floral, no alcohol acidic with some light paper in the background. Thick, a bit syrupy, still, slightly unpleasant aftertaste - meh at best.

Koelschtrinker (20395) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 19, 2017
Hell herber, eher dumpfer Antrunk. Deutlich getreidig, geringe Bitterkeit, kaum karbonisiert. 10/8/7/7//7

Sigmund (7464) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2016
Cask half pint at The Eel Pie, Twickenham. Deep golden to copper colour, small white head. Toffee and fruity aroma. Fruity flavour, hints of currants, medium dry. Very moderate hops.

explosivedog (1177) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 2, 2016
On tap at brewery tap. It’s a hard beer to rate, in that everything is all very subdued in exchange for incredible drinkability. Ultimately, it’s a little bitter, a little crystal malt taste and really very pleasant. Not something to ring up all your friends to tell them about, but very easy to spend an afternoon on.

invinoveritas (156) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2016
Pours deep amber with a faint head. Light spring aroma, grain on the nose. A touch of sweetness on the tongue and a lighter touch of bitterness - lightly caramelised biscuit. Quite thin and yet somewhat viscous.

Cunningham (7952) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 7, 2015
Deep golden color with a white head. Floral hoppy and light caramel aroma. Mild sweet caramel flavor with a fresh hoppiness. Soft to average carbonation.
[On tap at Goffs Manor in Crawley, England]

Vladivostok (485) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2013
Mid-amber with a slightly malty aroma. Dusty hops and way too much butterscotch. The complete antithesis of a refreshing summer beer. Pretty dismal stuff all round.

Erasmus_ro (2945) - Alabama, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Cask @ Goffs Manor, Crawley 21/08/13. Pours a coppery orange with a small, off-white head. Aroma is earthy, caramelly, flowery. Taste is flowery with some caramel. Breadiness and flowers win. Smooth and light.

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