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Tanglefoot Premium Ale - Badger Brewery, Hall and Woodhouse

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Tanglefoot Premium AleTanglefoot Premium Ale

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BA SCORE
78
okay

80 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 13.2%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Badger Brewery, Hall and Woodhouse visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 06-11-2002)
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Reviews by SiW:
Photo of SiW
3.75/5  rDev +10%

SiW, Mar 18, 2014
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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 500ml clear glass bottle with a BB of Dec 2011.

Poured into a Guinness pint glass. A golden colour with good carbonation. White head that subsides quickly. Interesting aroma of malt and some hops, as well as a distinctive sort of burnt caramel-like smell. Unusual but not bad.

Initial flavour of golden malt followed bitter hoppy notes and a dominant burnt caramel taste (although no sweetness). Also notes of alcohol and other fermentation products (diacetyl?). Mouthfeel is initially tingly from the carbonation and slightly astringent. Also quite oily towards the end. Bitter aftertaste.

Not a bad ale, although it seemed to lack in body. Lots of upfront flavour and bitterness, but no strong maltiness to balance it. Might be better on a hot summer day. Worth trying.

jazzyjeff13, Jan 20, 2011
Photo of rastaman
2.53/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Hoppy, burnt malt nose. Fairly light for a"strong ale", soft edy flavour, rough hoppy bite at the very end, which is the most interesting thing about it, otherwise, give this a miss.

rastaman, Aug 13, 2002
Photo of biboergosum
3.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml can, 5% ABV. Nice little story on the label about the origins of the name, particularly the unfamiliar to me usage of the word 'steering'.

This beer pours a clear, medium golden amber colour, with three near-teeming fingers of silken creviced marshmallow head, which settles at an agreeable pace, leaving some chunky webbed lace around the glass.

It smells of sweet biscuity malt, a pleasant generic fruitiness, a suggestion of natural vanilla, a bit of fresh yeast, and soft leafy, earthy hops. The taste is bready, doughy malt, some soft nutty caramel, a middling drupe fruity character, and fading earthy hops.

The carbonation is quite mild and ineffectual, the body a sturdy medium weight, and accordingly smooth in its bearing. It finishes still rather sweet, the malt and ride-along fruit continuing to hold all the cards.

Not too shabby an EPA, a fair bit going on with the morphing malt and shadowy fruit, not to mention the underappreciated workaday noble hops, and nose-to-the-window alcohol. I'd throw this back again, preferably at pub, where I could reenact the titular, um, 'move'.

biboergosum, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of Wezzle
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Wezzle, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of jahsausage
3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A great example of an english session ale methinks, little stands out in a big way but what is there is definitely enjoyable. For a ale it is perhaps quite light in colour although well out of fizzy lager territory and the head has not stayed around for very long. Subtle aroma, is it the hops? tastewise I find it to be dominated by its finish, which is a sharp but not particularily harsh hoppiness..

jahsausage, Aug 30, 2004
Photo of Iaido
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Iaido, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of hotstuff
3.05/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled.When poured, the head was small sized, smooth and ivory with fine-small sized bubbles that was mostly lasting.The body was clear with some lively carbonation and an orange hue.The aroma was mostly fruity with a bitter, hoppy and spicy flavor that left an aftertaste.The palate was mostly smooth and this beer was medium-full bodied.This beer also left excellent lacing on the sides of my glass.

hotstuff, Nov 05, 2003
Photo of CRJMellor
3.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light amber color with one-finger head that kicks off decent lace on the side of my Fuller's pint glass.
Aromas noted include plae malt, bitter hops, minor spice, some grain and a hint of butter. Slightly metallic, possibly oxidation of maybe hard water.
Flavor was nicely spiced with modest malt and a nice warming alcoholic kick on the back end. Metallic aftertaste was noted but very light, again can't figure if oxidation or minerals in the water,.
Mouthfeel was smooth and silky and alcohol was nice and warming.
Drinkability is relatively high, love to find a cask of this in my favorite pub in Britain and hunker down by the fire.

CRJMellor, Feb 11, 2004
Photo of Pelicanrocks
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Pelicanrocks, May 27, 2012
Photo of BlackHaddock
4.13/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This review is from a handpulled cask pint at a local pubs beer festival, drank on 14th sept 2007.

Light amber body with a well formed white foaming head, the pint sleeve glass shows the beer off well.

The aroma is slight, floral, hoppy and hay smells.

The sweetness can catch you out, if you are not aware it is coming, it isn't sickly or overstated, but that is its main feature. Hops and an English country garden feel to this beer make it a very pleasant ber to drink.

The flavours do stay for a while and the sweetness fades to leave a more bitter taste in the mouth.

A good solid bitter, if a little paler in colour than I normally prefer.

BlackHaddock, Sep 15, 2007
Photo of pknyc
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

pknyc, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of pin
4/5  rDev +17.3%

pin, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of Harrister101
3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Light amber, I've had it in a range of carbonations, sometimes very low carbonation, sometimes, excessive carbonation for the style of beer.

S- Very Fruity, with a nice subtle hoppy and honey mixture.

T- Rather like a toned down version of the smell, Fruity and hoppy, but the honey taste is a bit burnt, or metallic... This might be due to it being from a Can.

M/D - Easy to drink, but sometimes if the carbonation is a bit high i would look elsewhere.

Harrister101, Dec 16, 2010
Photo of Dithyramb
2.63/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle purchased from a UK store. Part of a 5# four pack. Best by date of "Aug 06" clearly ink jet labeled on the bottle itself.

Golden copper colored brew with interesting wisp of large sized white bubbles. The head still had some staying power and had excellent lacing.

Herbal almost sulfuric hops and a candy, bubblegummy malt aroma.

Sorry, but couldn't get past the vegetal hops and irony cut of the brew. Even my wife said that it reminded her of "bad Singha." Very light malt base.

Though it had just a light tinge of carbonation, this one was pretty watery on the mouthfeel. It finished amazingly clean though, so none of the metallic stuff seemed to stick around.

Not my cup of tea...

Dithyramb, Nov 04, 2005
Photo of Shiloh
2.7/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Love the name of this ale, feel as though it was brewed just for me. The colour is a dark gold almost red. Full bodied offering with a lingering almost bitter after taste. Taste was disappointing to me, but am sure it will have some appeal to others that appreciate this style.

Shiloh, Nov 03, 2002
Photo of EmperorBevis
3.6/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a golden body with a thick lovely white head.

Strong aroma can't pin them all down but there is brewers mash, burn't toast, melons and pear drops.

Pear drops appear in the taste then malts and peppery snarls lead into hoppy aftertaste but all fairly top flavours not much depth

rescued by a nice firm mouthfeel and good low carbonation.

Alright but nowt special I guess.

EmperorBevis, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of Mark
3.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

One of it not the only cask ale ever to disappoint this advocate. Aroma was weak, mouthfeel watery, and lacing was thinnish or non-existent. Color was light amber and clear. Taste was smooth and considering all the other points, not too bad. mostly fruity with malty undertones. Nothing to write home about but the next cask ale won't disappoint.

Mark, Jan 03, 2003
Photo of BigBry
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

BigBry, May 17, 2013
Photo of Sigmund
4.05/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is really just a decent English bitter with a bit more alcohol. Other raters claim that the bottle is more heavily hopped than the draught version - that might be true, at least the golden beer in front of me has a lovely hoppy aroma and a nice bitterness. Good head. Rather light bodied (too light?), which makes the brewery advertize it as "deceptively drinkable". Very refreshing it is, would like to sample the draught version too.

Sigmund, Mar 24, 2003
Photo of oqnid
3.68/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Guinness a meal??? Excuse me...THIS is a meal! You almost need two hands to manage it.
Seriously, this fine ale first caught my attention with it's name and the shape of it's bottle (from a collector's point of view).
At first glance, and smell, a beautiful golden, sweet somewhat "perfumee" hop fragrance with a hint of bitterness (?!?). I just thought it felt bitter by the look of it but...(tasting)...well, yes it is in a way but in a well balanced way but...whoa...is this beer heavy in an appreciable kind of way! Full-bodied all the way down. The after-taste is smooth, nothing harsh about it. The hops are more than present in the taste, you almost want to chew them. I'd be intrigued to taste this one at cellar temperature.

oqnid, Nov 06, 2002
Photo of shanny1981
3.75/5  rDev +10%

shanny1981, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of GreenCard
3.1/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: golden-brown, great clarity, thinnish layer of off-white foamy suds that fairly quickly fade to a thin cap, a few rising bubbles

Aroma: fruity bubblegum scent, malty sweetness, hint of herbally hops

Flavor: slightly sweet malt base with hints of roast or dark malts, vegetal hop flavor, hint of iron, finishes dry with a lingering crisp bitterness

Mouthfeel: medium body, fine carbonation, crisp texture

Other comments: Nice aroma, hit me as soon as the first drops went into the glass. OK beer overall, but nothing too exciting.

GreenCard, Jan 09, 2005
Photo of tang214
3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this beer from the tap in The Monkey's Puzzle in the Bayswater area of London. Honestly, I don't quite remember what it was like and I didn't put notes in my journal for some reason. I had it with a BLT and it was a good combination. It was by no means bad, so that is why a just gave it staight 3's. It was at least average.

tang214, Mar 23, 2003
Photo of endless1408
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

endless1408, Jun 01, 2014
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Tanglefoot Premium Ale from Badger Brewery, Hall and Woodhouse
78 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.