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Badger – Fursty Ferret – Hall and Woodhouse VIII

Hello beer people!

 

Moving right along in the Badger series, today I bring you:

Beer: Fursty Ferret

Brewery: Badger, Hall and Woodhouse, Dorset, England

Badger - Fursty Ferret - smooth and creamy bitter low hops bitterness light caramel and malt sweet mild flavour hint of bitter after taste - 7o25 () 10
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Impressions: A smooth and creamy tasting ale.  A very light hops bitterness is complemented by light caramel and sweet malt notes. Very mild and light body, with a light bitter after taste. Low carbonation.

ABV: 4.4%

Score: 7.25 / 10 (Good to Very Good)

Verdict: This was a nice beer that brought some nice flavours together. Nice. Slightly sweet and very easy drinking, this is definitely a lighter ale. A higher ABV would have been welcome, however, as is, an enjoyable ale that I’ll probably pick up again when I’m in the mood for something lighter.

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Badger – Poacher’s Choice – Hall and Woodhouse VII

Hello Y’all,

Seventh in my compendium of Badger Ales is one that didn’t quite match up with my expectations (based on their previous 6 ales!).

http://www.hall-woodhouse.co.uk/the-range; however, read on as it might be to your taste!

Beer: Poacher’s Choice

Brewery: Badger, Hall and Woodhouse, Dorset, England

Badger Poachers Choice - England - very smooth ale strong strawberry and blackberry flavours with a strong notes of liquorice slightly too sweet low carbonation - 5o7 abv - 6o5 () 10
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Impressions: This was a very smooth, very sweet ale. Deep in colour and deep in flavour. Strong ‘fruits of the forest’ flavours permeate this beer. Strawberry and blackberry are what I pick up most, with a strong notes of liquorice dancing between. Little bitterness within. Low carbonation.

ABV: 5.7%

Score: 6.5 / 10 (Average)

Verdict: Unfortunately this beer wasn’t greatly to my taste. Far too sweet for what I look for in an ale and the fruit flavours were overpowering. It was put together well if you’re looking for a more full-on ‘Frutti di bosco’ experience, so maybe one for those who don’t enjoy bitter beer, or perhaps want a subtle introduction to beer! At 5.7% I’m surprised I didn’t enjoy this more as I’m very partial to beers with a punch, but this had very little. Maybe best enjoyed on a hot summer day, sipping on an ice cold bottle.

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Check out my other reviews of Badger ales here!

https://pilsnerpilgrim.wordpress.com/2013/02/06/hall-and-woodhouse-brewery-badger-ales-part-i/

https://pilsnerpilgrim.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/badger-golden-glory-hall-and-woodhouse-ii/

https://pilsnerpilgrim.wordpress.com/2013/04/26/badger-tanglefoot-hall-and-woodhouse-iii/

https://pilsnerpilgrim.wordpress.com/2013/04/27/badger-hopping-hare-hall-and-woodhouse-iv/

Badger – Golden Champion – Hall and Woodhouse VI

Hello Pilgrims,

Today I bring you one of the Badger Ales I’m more partial to, as it hits many of the qualities I look for in an ale. Check out the Badger range of beers here: http://www.hall-woodhouse.co.uk/the-range

Beer: Golden Champion

Brewery: Badger, Hall and Woodhouse, Dorset, England

Badger Golden Champion - Dorset, England - very smooth ale with bitter fruity hops sweet vanilla and caramel notes clean finish medium low carbonation delicious - 5 abv - 8 () 10
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Impressions: This is a very smooth ale with a nice bitterness. A fruity hops note is in the foreground with sweet vanilla and caramel notes leading to a clean finish. Medium to low carbonation leads to a nice blend between ale and lager drink-ability.

ABV: 5%

Score: 8 / 10 (Excellent)

Verdict: I like this beer. I have had it quite a few times now. The majority of times have been filled with delicious taste and enjoyment. Unfortunately my last exposure to this beer wasn’t too positive (perhaps an off bottle, these things do happen). However, on the whole, a nice semisweet beer that ticks many of my boxes. A decent ABV to give the beer body and kick, flavours that blend and complement the bitterness, and a drink-ability that has brought me back more than once. Highly recommended.

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Check out my other reviews of Badger ales here!

https://pilsnerpilgrim.wordpress.com/2013/02/06/hall-and-woodhouse-brewery-badger-ales-part-i/

https://pilsnerpilgrim.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/badger-golden-glory-hall-and-woodhouse-ii/

https://pilsnerpilgrim.wordpress.com/2013/04/26/badger-tanglefoot-hall-and-woodhouse-iii/

https://pilsnerpilgrim.wordpress.com/2013/04/27/badger-hopping-hare-hall-and-woodhouse-iv/

Badger – England’s Own – Hall and Woodhouse V

Hello world,

Today I bring you my 5th in the series of Hall and Woodhouse Badger ales! http://www.hall-woodhouse.co.uk/the-range

Beer: England’s Own

Brewery: Badger, Hall and Woodhouse, Dorset, England

Badger England's Own - Dorset, England - very smooth ale very light and mild bordering bland notes of grape and leaf refreshing odd medium low carbonation - 4o6 abv - 6o75 () 10
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Impressions: This is a more normal ale. Well, no. It is a very smooth ale with very light (almost bland) hops bitterness. However, in the foreground of the flavour are notes of grape and grass. Medium to low carbonation makes this odd beverage fairly easy to drink.

ABV: 4.6%

Score: 6.75 / 10 (Average to Good)

Verdict: This is an odd one. When I say it tastes of grass perhaps I mean it tastes fresh. It’s quite unusual, but not unlike-able. The low ABV is a downside to this beer as a higher percentage may give this ale just what it needs to kick it into a higher score, with stronger hops/bitterness. Unique and worth a try.

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Check out my other reviews of Badger ales here!

https://pilsnerpilgrim.wordpress.com/2013/02/06/hall-and-woodhouse-brewery-badger-ales-part-i/

https://pilsnerpilgrim.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/badger-golden-glory-hall-and-woodhouse-ii/

https://pilsnerpilgrim.wordpress.com/2013/04/26/badger-tanglefoot-hall-and-woodhouse-iii/

https://pilsnerpilgrim.wordpress.com/2013/04/27/badger-hopping-hare-hall-and-woodhouse-iv/

Badger – Hopping Hare – Hall and Woodhouse IV

Hey all,

Continuing on with my series from Hall and Woodhouse http://www.hall-woodhouse.co.uk/the-range, today I bring you:

Beer: Hopping Hare

Brewery: Badger, Hall and Woodhouse, Dorset, England

Badger Hopping Hare - Dorset, England - very smooth ale creamy sweet hoppiness with notes of vanilla and citrus medium bitter medium low carbonation - 4o4 abv - 7o25 () 10
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Impressions: This was a very smooth ale, with a creamy bitter-sweet hops. Strong notes of hops citrus followed by subtle notes of vanilla. Medium to low carbonation.

ABV4.4%

Score: 7.25 / 10 (Good to Very Good)

Verdict: Quite a nice, hoppy ale. This one was stuck in the middle ground of too drinkable or too potent. Ie. It’s very drinkable but lacking a bit of punch (perhaps a higher ABV would have made up for the tail end of the hops flavours). Overall a good beer though, and I would recommend it to those that enjoy lighter, hoppier ales. Enjoy!

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Read my other reviews of Badger Beers here:

https://pilsnerpilgrim.wordpress.com/2013/02/06/hall-and-woodhouse-brewery-badger-ales-part-i/

https://pilsnerpilgrim.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/badger-golden-glory-hall-and-woodhouse-ii/

https://pilsnerpilgrim.wordpress.com/2013/04/26/badger-tanglefoot-hall-and-woodhouse-iii/

Badger – Tanglefoot – Hall and Woodhouse III

Hey all,

Today I bring you another beer from the delectable Badger brewery.   https://pilsnerpilgrim.wordpress.com/2013/02/06/hall-and-woodhouse-brewery-badger-ales-part-i/

Beer: Tanglefoot

Brewery: Badger (Hall and Woodhouse), Dorset, England

Badger's Tanglefoot - Dorset, England - very smooth straw coloured ale sweet malt and caramel flavours notes of pear medium to mild bitterness creamy finish medium to low carbonation 5 abv 7o25 () 10
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Impressions: This was a very smooth, straw coloured ale. Sweet malt and caramel flavours at the forefront, with notes of soft pear hiding at the back. A medium to mild hops bitterness throughout, leads to a creamy finish and after taste. Medium to low carbonation.

ABV: 5%

Score: 7.25 / 10 (Good to Very Good)

Verdict: Tanglefoot was a nice light ale. The blend of sweet and bitter was definitely appetising, but the overall body left a bit desired. Perhaps a touch more hops would have really set this one apart. But as it stands, still a really enjoyable, easy drinking ale. Maybe not one for those that stay away from the sweet stuff.

 

 

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Badger – Golden Glory – Hall and Woodhouse II

Hey all,

Today I bring you another beer from the delectable Badger brewery. Offering up some of the most unique, widely available, beers on the market today. What I love about this brewery is the tasting notes they provide on the bottle, because they are usually spot on. Except for England’s Own, which for me had an unmistakable taste of grass.  https://pilsnerpilgrim.wordpress.com/2013/02/06/hall-and-woodhouse-brewery-badger-ales-part-i/

This one however, doesn’t disappoint.

Beer: Golden Glory

Brewery: Badger (Hall and Woodhouse), Dorset, England

Badger Golden Glory - Dorset, England - very smooth lager pretending to be an ale very fruity strong peach notes semi sweet very refreshing medium low carbonation - 4o5 abv - 7o5 () 10
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Impressions: This was a very smooth lager, pretending to be an ale. Immediately hitting your mouth is a very fruity flavour. Strong peach notes,  semi sweet, with a light background bitterness. Very refreshing, with a medium to low carbonation.

ABV: 4.5%

Score: 7.5 / 10 (Very Good)

Verdict: This is a unique one. Light, refreshing, and lively, this is reminiscent of  some of the Belgian fruit beers. Strong peach flavours (as clearly stated on the bottle header) dominate. Luckily I love peach. If this had a bit more of a kick, the score could have been higher. Definitely worth a try, especially if you’re not really into beer but would like to give beer a try.

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