Brewed by Badger (Hall & Woodhouse)
Style: English Strong Ale
Blandford Forum, England


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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Seeking out the treasures of the countryside and making the most of local ingredients is an art shared by Badger and the wily poacher. Badger's Poacher's Choice captures unique rural flavours in a smooth, dark ale enhanced by a touch of liquorice for spicy sweetness and damson for a soft, subtly fruity taste. A gutsy ale that's worth tracking down.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
john44 (3034) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2017
Bottle. Dark Ruby in colour. Very fruity; berries, apple, dark fruits. Malty; roasty malts; caramel, hint of liquorice. Some slight hop bitterness; slightly earthy. Sweet malty fruity, but has a rather odd boiled sweets flavour. Didnt like it. (2008)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rauchbier (3872) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2017
Bottle, from Tesco. Red brown, thin but lasting white head and good condition. Big sweet plummy nose with a slightly spicy edge and a hint of roasted barley. Full bodied in the mouth with a dominant sweet fruitiness from the damsons and a building bitterness that becomes quite dry with time. Finish is sweet and fruity with a lingering spicy bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fajry (2019) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 19, 2017
Fľaa v Saltney. Jantrov farba, slab biela pena. Vňa sladov, sladk, karamel, bobulov ovocie. Chuť sladk, ako cukrky, karamel, jemn trpkosť. Dosť umel dochuť.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
Swaroga (2213) - Warszawa, POLAND - JAN 31, 2017
Brown, can-see-through with small to medium head. The first striking aroma is an off-flavour of cat piss and wet dog. Seams that not only they used old hops but managed to oxidise it as well. There are also some vomit like odours. What the hell ! Despite all that, roasted bread, caramel, orange zest, flowers. Soft carbonation and mouth feel. I only took 2 sips, the rest goes to the sink.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Peaky (1) - Bath, Somerset, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2016 does not count
Great fruity taste with a punch. Lovely for a summers night after a hard days work.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dutchbeerpages (2438) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2016
The wrong sweetness for me. Also, i am allergic to liqourice root, not 100% sure if it has it but I am reacting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Graham77 (514) - SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2016
500ml bottle. Aroma of caramel, berries and hay. The flavour is similar with sweet fruit and caramel. Full flavoured but too sweet and fruity for my tastes. Although fruit is not listed as an ingredient I would think this should be listed as a Fruit Beer rather than English Strong Ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
1MrCabbage (30) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2016
1/10/16. Bottle at home. Is this a fruit juice or a beer? There's some good strong ale flavours in there somewhere but they've all been pushed into the corner by the forest fruit thing ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
meldorf75 (88) - - SEP 23, 2016
Bardzo ciemny bursztynowy barwa. Ladna piana drobmopechezykowa. W aromacie owoce . W smaku cos jak woda z sokiem I troche chmielu. Ogolnei slabe piwko nie wiem.czy pokusze sie na nie jeszcze raz.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Delirium (663) - Falmouth, Cornwall, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear amber, with a moderately sized, lasting white head. Aroma is sweet berries, to an extent that Im worried this is going to be a Jolly Ranchers flavored beer. But it isnt quite. Flavor is surprisingly balanced after that initial whiff, a nice mixture of malt, spice, berries, hops, and undertone of darker fruits. The flavor is very nice. The aroma doesnt come off as sickly-sweet after trying a sip either, although its definitely more in that direction than the taste is. Overall, this is a good beer, something refreshingly distinct.

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