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


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RATINGS: 90   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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Sampled at Monkey Puzzle, London: Not much aroma, watery body; very dull, clean, slightly dry finish

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BarrelMeister1 (6) - 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 its likely to be a bit sharp. Day 3 and 4 is when this is at its best. Its slightly malty but with sweet (not sickly) notes of pear drops. Its 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
explosivedog (560) - 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, its a little bitter from the hops but then theres sweet pear and even a little white chocolate in there. Beautiful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nilsas (3753) - 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (18356) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2016
Cask @ St. Stephens Tavern, London. Clear golden with an off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 240316

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erzengel (8174) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (7076) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17944) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
DeanF (2404) - 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. Its drinkable but not exciting.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
MissPxx (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
This is different to the bottled version. It's flat and light golden coloured. But it's still nothing to write home about. Very wishy washey. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WilltheMoth (8) - Minehead, Somerset, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2015 does not count
I usually like drinking strong ales. And although its strong, it hasnt got a very bold taste. It leaves a nice nuty after taste though. If you want an ale which is strong but tastes weak, then its perfect for you. It makes a perfect steeping stone between and IPA and an Ale like Old Speckled Hen etc. Overall Im fairly impressed and could quite happily drink it for a whole night. I would like to see a stronger darker ale from Badger

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