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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YogiBeera (2569) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2006
Ship&Shovel, London: Very light golden color, nearly no head. Nice medium intense Oranges nose. Thin bodied. Fruity, orange, yeast taste - ok.

CraftBeerNick (2564) - 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.

Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2006
Cask conditioned @ Jolly Sailor, Bursledon. Malty with creamy toffee and vanilla aromas. Some fruity flavours, rounded full sweet feel and smooth earthy hop finish. A bit sweet for me and not the sort of thing I usually like, but quite tasty in good condition.

DeanF (2465) - 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.

Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Cask at the Bargeman’s 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.

NordicV (2347) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2014
Kopparfärgad öl med vitt, ganska krämigt skum. Malt, havrekakor, blommighet och lite smörkola i doften. Bra maltighet i smaken. Lätta rostade toner, karamell, torkad frukt och en nötig beska.

wheresthepath (2335) - 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!

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.

JorgeLee (2117) - 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,

EHSRanders (2053) - 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.

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