Badger Original Ale (UK) / Extra Smooth

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 2.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Original Ale: Pasteurised and bottled. New lower abv version of the 4.6% Original Ale issued in late 2005 for the UK market. Hops changed to First Gold.
Also available in nitrokeg version as Extra Smooth.

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MarkoNm (2699) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - OCT 11, 2014
Pours a orangey-golden color topped with medium foamy head, white. Malty aroma, some caramel and biscuity notes also easily picked up. Starts sweet, some caramel in there with a very light bitterness towards the end. Nice and easy.

Imaena (2315) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle. This is nothing special at all. A middle of the heap bitter that is lacking in character.

BlackHaddock (7232) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2012
Brown 500ml bottle, well in date when opened in Aug 2008. Poured into a 0.2 litre Frankenheimer Alt tumbler (3 times). Good light amber colour with a huge off white head, clear and bright body, looks fine. A woody, oaky aroma mixed with a malt finish. I’ve had issues with some beers from this brewery, but this is fine. Good wholesome flavours of English malts and hops, a very pleasant blend which went well with the strong cheddar and pickle I had towards the end of the review. Remembering this is only 3.8, the mouthfeel is fine, plenty of flavours to savour. A good session beer and one of this breweries better beers.

johndoughty (5398) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2012
Bottle. Bronze with a spicy fruity body. Some bitterness but also a surprising complexity. A way above average session bitter.

fonefan (48622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2012

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium to dark orange amber colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, toffee, light butterscotch. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20111208]

oh6gdx (26482) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2011
Bottled. Ambery golden colour with a mediumsized foamy and fluffy head. Aroma is toffee, caramel, some bitter floral notes as well as some mild almost metallic sharp notes. Flavour is caramel, fruity, floral and mildly toffeeish as well. Rather smooth carbonation.

invinoveritas (156) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2011
50 cl bottle. Pours a deep, caramel gold, with a patchy head that swiftly dissipates. Very strong, pleasant aroma of honey. Tastes of honey, with some malt biscuit and a touch of damp. Actually quite heavy, and really quite sweet. A pleasant surprise!

sm89walt (2064) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2011
500ml bottle. Clear, ruddy orange-amber with a medium sized, loose & bubbly disppearing white head. Spicy sweet malt aromas, a delicate honey tone, some fruit & a biscuity-cakey body. Similar on the tongue, fruity & spicy sweet again with a drop of honey & then a subtle lemon tang. Very little bitterness, just a light toastiness on the end. Light to medium body, medium carbonation and a shortish bittersweet malt finish.

hayduke (5187) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 20, 2010
Bottle from ASDA in Perth, Scotland. Amber color with a small off-white head and light lacing. Nose of caramel malts and grassy hops. Medium body. Mouthfeel shows light carbonation. Flavor is more malts than hops and the finish is bitter. Somewhat on the bland size, but drinkable..

booldawg (70) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2010
From a 500ml it drinks more like beer from a can has that metallic odour. It was a good 70p cheaper than the other bottled ales on the shelves and certainly drinks like it. Even with careful pouring the head was around a third of the pint glass. Neither hoppy or malty its fairly non-descript. Reminiscent of a standard John Smiths that you’d get on tap in 90% of the UKs pubs.

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