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


on tap

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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Cask; Regular.

Traditional premium ale, light golden in colour. Noticeable floral dry hop aroma balanced with biscuity and fruity notes.
Full bodied with a medium bitterness and a rounded, smooth, hoppy flavour. Hints of melon and pear. A clean finish with some hoppy linger.

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HogTownHarry (6834) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2017
September 25, 2015 - at The Shaston Arms (Soho) - handpull cask. Clear bright brassy gold with a small bubbly white head. Aroma is ... somewhat diacetyl-nasty, but not too much - light cereal grain and some acidic bitterness (Goldings?). Taste follows - simple, old-school golden ale with a bit more malt - not much noble bitterness at all; clean, some alcohol. Slick, weak carbonation, hint of astringency - finishes quick, clean with no aftertaste - way better than the Fursty Ferret.

john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2017
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in June 2009 - Golden Amber in colour. Malty; toasty malts, caramel. Fruity; citrus-orange. Hoppy; floral grassy hops. Sweetish malty fruity throughout. (2009-06)

BarrelMeister1 (7) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2016 does not count
I love this. If you are having from the first 2 days or last 2 days of the barrel then it’s likely to be a bit sharp. Day 3 and 4 is when this is at its best. It’s slightly malty but with sweet (not sickly) notes of pear drops. It’s absolutely delicious as a drink, if slightly chilled. When you let it warm up it can feel a bit wishy washy. Has a lovely aftertaste which floats up through your nose. The colour is slightly browny golden with a hint of cloudiness. This is one of my all time favourite ales.

explosivedog (1182) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 2, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2016 On tap at brewery tap. Aroma is subdued, with maybe some bitter fruits. Flavour is big though, it’s a little bitter from the hops but then there’s sweet pear and even a little white chocolate in there. Beautiful.

nilsas (4114) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2016

Lukt: Frukter, humle og malt.
Utseende: Gyllen.
Skum/kullsyre: Lite skum.
Smak: Frukter, bitter avslutning.
Hvor: Eel Pie (Hall & Woodhouse), Twickenham.
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Rasmus40 (20643) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2016
Cask @ St. Stephen’s Tavern, London. Clear golden with an off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 240316

Erzengel (8733) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2015
On cask at The Greyhound Inn, Aldbury. Malty smooth beginning. Nuts, hints of roast, malty Ale. Nuts and dry malt in the aftertaste, moderate bitterness, fresh and round with a dry roasted ale malty aftertaste!

SaintMatty (7362) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2015
Cask (Jekyll & Hyde, Basingstoke) - Copper/dark amber in colour. Biscuity malt, peach and pear in the aroma. Biscuity and fruity taste with sultanas, caramel and plums.

Theydon_Bois (19501) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2015
Cask at the Lulworth Cove Inn, 27/10/15. Clear golden amber with a moderate off White covering that dissipates. Nose is caramel, fruit loaf, dates. Taste comprises fruit cake, airy malt, caramel, toasted brown sugar. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close with a light bittering conclusion. Ok.

DeanF (2464) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 18, 2015
Aroma of weak cardboard. Has minimal head and a brown-orange body. Flavour is nice sweet malts with a bready finish. Palate is way too weak and watery. It’s drinkable but not exciting.

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