overall
42
47
style
Brewed by Badger (Hall & Woodhouse)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Blandford Forum, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Cask at the Bargemans Rest, Newport, Isle of Wight, 5th Sept 2007 (thanks to the lads at Stainless Games). This was in superb condition - great grassy hop aroma and a wonderful balanced flavour of malt and hops. Full bodied with a long finish. Appearance - very clear amber brown with very little head. Certainly a great ale when served at its best.

2.3
   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.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
wheresthepath (2208) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2008
[Cash handpull at Back of Beyond, Reading] Rather tired looking gold colour with a minimal white head. As fruity as you’d expect from Badger. A vague sulphur taste which reminded me of Wells Bombadier and some tired dusty hops completed what for me was a disappointing brew. I remember being unimpressed with this in the past, so it’s not just a one-off. I don’t understand why this is the flagship Badger ale, when they make much better beers - Golden Glory and Hopping Hare are far better!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - OCT 19, 2004
Cask: Hazy, unsettled orangey hue, decent head formation. Fruity hop aroma. Rich biscuity malt palate, sweet and fruity with some hop spice and bitterness in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CraftBeerNick (2131) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2011
Great beer, frustrating as many Hall and Wooodhouse pubs will not sell it as the turnover on the barrel is too small.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NordicV (2102) - Malm, Sweden, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2014
Kopparfrgad l med vitt, ganska krmigt skum. Malt, havrekakor, blommighet och lite smrkola i doften. Bra maltighet i smaken. Ltta rostade toner, karamell, torkad frukt och en ntig beska.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2005 Unremarkable strong ale, tastes lighter than it actually is. In bottles this is ok. I had this on draught and it tasted a bit ciderish, perhaps a bit off, and some debris was floating. RERATE: Had this on draught again in the same pub and it was actually good, on the same evening they also served me a totally flat pint of Badger IPA, the pub is crap.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EHSRanders (2017) - Tjele, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2008
Cask at Prince Edward - Bayswater. Clear amber colour with small creamy off-white mostly lasting head. Fruity aroma. Sweet bitter flavor and finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gary (1932) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2009
cask Eil pie Twickenham:Only ever had this pasteurized before ,so this was heaps better .Not bad,you could sink lot of this.You know,floral ,grassy hops and some biscuty malt tang. Caramel in there ,which I always get in this style of beer.Tropical fruit ?Lychees or something.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorgeLee (1924) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2013
Cask in the Prince Edward W2. Deep coppery brown in colour, thin foam. Very malty and fruity, viney bitter, slightly sulphury, with a bitter finish. Quite full flavoured. Pretty good,


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