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Tanglefoot Premium Ale - Badger Brewery, Hall and Woodhouse

Tanglefoot Premium AleTanglefoot Premium Ale

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68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 12.94%


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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Ratings: 68 | Reviews: 43 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by StJamesGate:
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StJamesGate

New York

3.63/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear bright gold with lumpy white head.
Big MO butterscotch with some musty grain and overripe yellow apple.
Peardrop, shortbread and peach with mild spice and lemon peel hops.
Marmalade finish and cedar linger.
Light to medium, round, slight cling.

Fruit over butter, doesn't cloy and has a spicy baseline. It's a bit watery, though, and there's some depth missing in the middle. Not my kind of thing, but balanced and well done.

Better than expected.

Serving type: can

05-10-2013 00:51:44 | More by StJamesGate
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SiW

Ireland

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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Russian Federation

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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Brazil

3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Light amber copper color with a fluffy head with low retention and very apparent carbonation.
Citrusy aroma with notes of bready malt and vanilla. Distant pine notes after warming up.
Fruity flavor with predominant notes of melon, slightly toasted malts, caramels, apples, melon, spicy sensation and English earthy hops. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light to watery body with good carbonation. Slightly acid.
Refreshing and very sessionable. Its light body frees up all its fruitiness and multiple flavors.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2013 00:17:56 | More by FLima
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mrleebob

United Kingdom (Wales)

3/5  rDev -11.8%

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dcmchew

Romania

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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Johnq1964

United Kingdom (England)

2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

08-11-2013 12:53:29 | More by Johnq1964
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sleazo

New York

3.05/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A_Burnt copper with a minimal off white head

S_A bit of toasted bread. Slightly metallic

T_Mild bread sweetness up front followed by some grassy bitterness. Aftertaste has a grain like quality.

M_Slightly creamy with a low mild carbonation.

O_My third try from this brewery. Overall I have to say that the beers are pretty much bland without much character. Not bad in any way but not something I would seek out in the future.

Serving type: cask

08-01-2013 15:32:44 | More by sleazo
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magpieken

Australia

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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csurowiec

Maryland

4/5  rDev +17.6%

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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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rulisekmartin

Czech Republic

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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Estonia

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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Wezzle

California

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

01-18-2013 00:13:33 | More by Wezzle
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml can poured into pint glass 16/1/13

A clear golden yellow with tiny bubbles popping up from everywhere, nice tight two finger bone white foam has great retention ending up as a pencil eraser top island and leaves lots of lace deep down the glass

S honey, sweet malts, slight herbal notes, fruit I can't pinpoint and some faint metallic notes in the background , not a whole lot going on but respectable

T butterscotch and its even sweeter then the nose, earthy yeast and again its rather simple but decent

M thin but it creams up from the bubbles, bread and caramel linger on the finish

O nothing to be ashamed of and nothing to write home about, another basic English Pale

I just don't get all that excited for most English styles, there's nothing wrong with it but its just a little boring.

Serving type: can

01-17-2013 22:02:23 | More by wordemupg
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

3.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Pours a pale caramel colour with a finger width of frothy white head.

Smell- grains, bready malts, slight leafy hops, light butteriness.

Taste- Similar as to the ingredients in the aroma: grains, bready malts, leafy hops, slight buttery flavour. There seems to be a tinge of metallic taste in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall - An easy drinking EPA by Badger Brewery. Nothing really noteworthy with this one.

Serving type: can

12-31-2012 03:43:26 | More by leaddog
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doktorhops

Australia

3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

With a town name like "Blandford Saint Mary" it's amazing that anything exciting comes out of it, what could be more boring than 'Bland'? Church of course, and 'Saint Mary' is no doubt a boring Catholic who went to church. So it comes as no surprise that Badger Brewery, Hall and Woodhouse ales are not exciting either... well at least the Fursty Ferret wasn't and I'm working my way slowly through the others with today's drop being Tanglefoot.

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a nonic pint.

A: Slightly cloudy amber body with a half centimetre bonemeal head that retains well.

S: Sweet biscuit malts with a hint of bread yeast, honey and floral hops. Bit of an earthy smell in there as well, like dug up dirt, I noticed this in the Fursty Ferret and pinned it down to a hops characteristic however I may have been wrong - it could be due to cask-conditioning or something similar.

T: Really malt driven ale, and the big flavour upfront is sweet biscuit malts (almost a vanilla cookie flavour coming through), bread yeast is a hint in the middle and it finishes with some light floral hops and the accompanied bitterness. It's quite sweet for an English Pale Ale, almost as sugary as a Belgian Dubbel, whether this is a good or bad thing is really up to the drinker.

M: Mid to light body with minimal carbonation - total EPA style here.

D: Well first up its better than the Fursty Ferret (which it seems is a watered down version of Tanglefoot). Quite drinkable, though sweet for an EPA, but a tad on the expensive side compared to other ales from "Old Blighty", of which I think the Hook Norton brews really shine price/quality-wise. Caveat emptor.

Food match: For an ale as sweet as this I would recommend either a likewise sweet main; like duck l'orange, Chinese honey chicken or lemon chicken. Dessert could work as well; lemon or sticky date pudding, all good choices.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 07:44:48 | More by doktorhops
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Heminoolo

Estonia

2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

09-23-2012 12:37:56 | More by Heminoolo
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
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'.

Serving type: can

07-08-2012 03:26:49 | More by biboergosum
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pin

Australia

4/5  rDev +17.6%

06-06-2012 02:42:33 | More by pin
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Tanglefoot Premium Ale from Badger Brewery, Hall and Woodhouse
78 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.