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


on tap


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Bottled, Pasteurised, regular;

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (6629) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2012
Brown 500ml bottle with a best before Date of Dec 2008, drank May 2008. Poured into a Forbidden Fruit chalice glass. Terracotta red colour with a wispy white trace of a head. Toffee Apples came to mind as the aroma arrived at my nose, this was sweet smelling stuff. The taste reminded me of Batemans XXXB, one of my favourite beers. Well balanced and full of all the good things an English Bitter should possess, a hop, malt mix with a medium mouthfeel. I thought this one of the better bottled beers on the British market at the moment.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jaghana (5703) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JAN 17, 2012
Bottle 50cl, an amber beer with good head. Aroma is bitter with a good creamy basis, metallic notes and caramel touch too, not as bad, very easy drinking, less complex and a bit watery but with nice bitterness on aftertaste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ralphdot (1066) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2011
4.5% amber colour with a poor head, slight fruity hop aroma, roast malt and fruity taste, very nice rich beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thunder_head1 (79) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2011
Pours a dark amber brown colour and has a nutty and dark fruit aroma. In the taste it has a little spice dark fruits and nutty a nice winter ale I hope its available this year.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (23332) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2011
3rd March 2009
Clear brown beer. Nicely balanced appley hop and mildly spiced malt. Soft semi dry finish. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2010
Bottle, Sainsburys in Hazel Grove. Amber with a thin grey white head. Like a Daz advert, the one that wasnt washed by Daz. For any Americans reading, Daz is a washing powder not some bloke who does my washing. Im nowhere near that posh. Little spice, quite malty and has some unplesant bleachy undertones. And I dont mean Feargal Sharkey. I didnt like this at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TimE (5373) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2010
Light amber color. Passionfruit, but no bitterness. Fairly malty easy drinking. Very light, not overly complex. Lingering caramel finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
peter48er (185) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2009
500ml bottle. Amber/light red beer with a small white head and little carbonation. Caramel, fruit, malt & bitterness all hit you in the taste. Spice & herbs are evident in the swallow with this lasting for some time. Overall a very acceptable autumn style ale from an interesting & experimental brewery whose ales sometimes really hit the spot, like this one, and sometimes miss it by miles. But full marks for such a variety of styles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (6651) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2009
Bottle 12 C AP: Cristal clear, with a light brown chocolate head. AR: Fruit, hoppy, caramel F: Great bitterness, roasted malt One of my favorite breweries in UK

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (9670) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2009
Amber-copper beer with coppergreen sheen. Fine carbonation to smallish, light-beige head. Spicy, herbal aromas overlying caramel & sweet malts, wet dog. UK hops to the fore, taking away the sweet from the caramel beneath. Faint veggie bitter on the palate, even a bit sulphury, bit weird. Warming up, apparent fatty acids. Very light body, slightly slick. Aftertaste becomes a tad metallic. OK in the end, nowhere close to greatness. I agree with other tasters that the pasteurisation doesnt do it any favours.

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