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: 3.06/5   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
iandrinks (6) - randers, - JUN 15, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2012 I have been drinking this for some years now and have to say its a very pleasent session beer as its easy on the palate, and can be followed by something stronger.

AcctError487340 (43) - - JAN 14, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2018 Cask at St Stephens Tavern, Westminster. Pours copper gold, light foamy white head. A bit of a marmite pint this one, personally I love it. Light but tangy small malt hints and a dry finish. Highly sessionable

livingasghosts (34) - London, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2017 Pours dark Amber with thin foamy head. Nice and balanced, sweet biscuity malt with a slight bitterness . Very drinkable.

oldthumper (13) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2017
Overchilled, featureless pint served in Surrey (UK) pub. Little head or natural carbonation, weak aroma. Taste of sweet malts with some hops. A watery beer with little mouthfeel and almost no complexity.

HogTownHarry (7085) - Toronto (Harbourfront), 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 (3456) - 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 (8) - 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 (1814) - 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 (4719) - 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 (22130) - 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 (9751) - 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!

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