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


on tap


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 2.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Premium autumn ale with hints of roast pumpkin, cloves and peat.
Limited edition bottled Badger beer is a superior blend of sweet vegetables, warming spices and bitter ale - a delicious concoction for those cool autumnal evenings. ’Supernaturally spiced’ Pumpkin Ale is a sweet and slightly smoky ale

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, - OCT 20, 2007
Deep orange hue with a decent white foamy head. Crisp light citrussy aroma with a touch of spice. Fresh crisp almost summery flavour with a pleasant citrus finish and a subtle bitter bit. Hints of pear, cinnamon and almond. A good all round ale.

BlackHaddock (7574) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2012
My first Pumpkin Ale of any sort and certainly the first I’ve ever heard of brewed in the UK. Brown 500ml bottle, best before July 2008, drank Sept 2007. Poured into a pint sleeve glass. Cloudy and moody looking, dirty brown, rusty colour. Large off-white foaming head. It doesn’t look very appertizing at all. The bottle claimed it was a golden amber ale, golden it is not. The aroma it is claimed will be of roasted veg and peaty malt, I got bad apples and yeast smells. It is "supernaturally spiced" with hints of roast pumpkin, cloves and peat. The label goes on to say I should find a fruity, sweet, herbal and bitter taste. It made me burp! The taste was of fizzy, old, off cider and a used towel. Not very beery at all. A nasty sweetness arrives as the beer warms up in the mouth, apple pie without the cream. This bottle was either off, or I have missed the boat and don’t understand the beer at all. This can’t be the same type of beer so many Americans crave for, or am I out of step with my RB’s and BA’s over the pond?

ralphdot (1090) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2011
4.6% amber colour with a poor head, smell like a pumpkin lantern the morning after Halloween, fruity but bitter taste, not sure about this one.

Woodchin (1) - Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2009 does not count
What a fantastic Ale, I wish it was available all year. I have tried other pumpkin ales on the strength of Badger’s, but none come close.

Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2008
Aroma of spice maybe some cinnamon. Light amber colour with no head. Sweet spice with a taste of pumpkin coming through after. Its fizzier than it looks.

hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2008
Gold with a large white head. I quite liked the initial vegetal notes in the aroma, however they were soon replaced by fizzy pop sweetness. The taste is sweet and slightly spicy with that odd tang of vegetable stew. Oddly reminiscent of Dandelion and Burdock. No bitterness. I drank it, but I will not be tempted again.

SilkTork (5801) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2008
500ml bottle from Tesco. A sweeter than average pasteurised British bitter. The usual barley sugar flavour, but with a slightly sickening sweetness. The whole thing drips with chemical artificial sweet flavours. There are "hints" of pumpkin pie and cloves for sure, but there is an assault of pasteurised bottled bitter. It’s not offensive as such, but it’s not great fun, and the culmination of the nasty sweetish chemical flavours becomes less and less enjoyable as the bottle is consumed. This is one to share for ticking purposes only.

thewolf (12746) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2008
Bottle @ Beer Exposed, September 2008.
Pours a lightly hazy golden with a small, creamy, white, film head. Okay aroma, some pepper, a lot of coriander and some peity smoke. High carbonation, fine mouthfeel. Flavour starts off a little non-existent, then the peity malts spread out, before giving way to the spices. Actually an okay, drinkable beer.

rauchbier (3925) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2008
Bottle, from Tesco. Gold, god fluffy and lasting white head, good condition. Initialy sweet and malty in the nose with an emerging spicy clove note and a gentle smokiness, with time a stewed vegtable note is apparent. Quite soft in the mouth with a gentle spicy maltiness and a touch of veg again but smoke note has diminished. Short vaguely dry finish with a touch of oiliness.

berkshirejohn (6611) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2008
500ml bottle from Sainsburys. Amber with an off-white head; the aroma is of cloves, very like a weissbier, not trace of pumpkin; rather oily texture with more spice and some roasted vegetables; yet more peppery spice on the finish. Drinakable but rather boring.

johndoughty (5521) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2008
Bottle. Clear and left no lacing.Some sweetness ad a spicy nuttiness.Lingering aftertaste. Pleasant.

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