Tanglefoot Premium Ale - Badger Brewery, Hall and Woodhouse
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Reviews by doktorhops:
3.58/5 rDev +5%
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
More User Reviews:
3.53/5 rDev +3.5%
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
3.05/5 rDev -10.6%
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
3.63/5 rDev +6.5%
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
Tanglefoot Premium Ale from Badger Brewery, Hall and Woodhouse
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