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Tanglefoot Premium Ale - Badger Brewery, Hall and Woodhouse

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79
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83 Ratings
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 13.99%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | 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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5/5  rDev +45.8%

benjibear, Oct 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

MEP, May 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

crabman111, Aug 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

hopley, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of BlackHaddock
4.13/5  rDev +20.4%
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 Sigmund
4.05/5  rDev +18.1%
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 jarmby1711
4.03/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It seems to me that the style English Pale Ale covers a broad spectrum of taste in beer.
This is certainly at the enjoyably acceptable end of that spectrum.
It pours a little flat , or else I was too cowardly in trying to develop a head on it.
Lack of head aside the beer is pale orange to brown incolour. It smell and taste are fruity hops all over. It is not particularly bitter which blends well with the overall feel of softness and potent drinkability.
I suspect that a non nitro can would see this ale at its worst and would be very very nice from a cask.
Yet again and English beer to sadden the heart ,knowing the unavailability of such pleasurable beers

jarmby1711, Mar 20, 2006
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

pin, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of John
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light copper with a thin but steady layer of foam. Fresh, doughy, slightly fruity aroma. Well balanced, light sweetness and gentle hop flavor combine with a light-medium but satisfying mouthfeel. A flavorful and skillfully drawn pint on a rainy London afternoon. A tasty pint from a well tended cask and cellar. Swiped some cool beer mats too!

John, Jun 11, 2002
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

Jasba, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

csurowiec, Mar 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

vauxhaulastra, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of cervezango
3.95/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

this is the best of the badger brewery ive tasted, ive had 4 or 5 of there beers and there all nice but this ones the best.

nice dirty blond color almost brown, with 1.5 finger of head, leaves nice lace marks as you drink it.

smells yeasty as soon as you open it, i could smell it from my waist hight like more than two feet from my nose. lost of bready wheat smell.

nice weighty mouthfeel with lots fruity complexity, some apple some citrus, some sour green grapes, lots of fruityness, my favotie part of this beer is the malty yeasty taste, tastes like a pastry.

best beer ive had form this popular ale brewery, buy tangle foot before the other ones.

cervezango, May 19, 2012
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3.83/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from a hand pump at The Prince Edward, Notting Hall/Bayswater.

Dark amber with a thin head. Good malty scent, with light fruity hops. Nicely balanced malt and hop taste; biscuits, light fruits. Nice English ale/bitter taste. Mild carbonation, a bit thick. ABV is a bit higher than expected, but certainly doesn't impact the drinkability (4.9% ABV on cask). Good beer, nice example of a bitter.

BDTyre, Nov 19, 2011
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3.83/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Slightly dark with weak head in the canned version.

S - Fruity and quite sweet.

T - Very pleasant almost flowery flavour. Slight hoppiness in the aftertaste. Quite impressed.

M - Decent enough carbonation and light.

D - As it says on the can deceptively drinkable. Can't disagree with that.

Definitely will be looking for the cask version of this. Pretty decent for a canned version though.

Stephen63, Mar 25, 2007
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3.78/5  rDev +10.2%
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
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Wezzle, Jan 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

shanny1981, Jun 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

BobbyJ-AU, Jul 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Ty1607, May 05, 2014
Photo of heygeebee
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml clear glass bottle, small head, golden colour.

Delicate, moderate, malt aromas, reminds me of an English beer garden, followed by an equally moderate taste. Hops are there, but don't dominate. Nicely balanced overall. This is good old fashioned beer, not extreme.

Given that, I'd give this 5 for drinkabilty but it's so delicate it seems not quite right to award that high.

A great session ale, but sadly not gonna do that given the price in Aus.

heygeebee, May 08, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

SiW, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of oqnid
3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
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 DerBayer
3.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I ve just had one - pretty good:

A - you hold it up in the light and it s a beautiful light ruby colour - very pleasing but no head

S - A bit faint but hoppy with slight floral notes

T - Quite appealing really - hoppy, a hint of honey and spice

M - Crisp and quite smooth not bad at all

D - Very drinkable just like most Badger brews

I do quite like Badger brews - they re in my view underrated and this is a good one.

DerBayer, Jun 23, 2009
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Tanglefoot Premium Ale from Badger Brewery, Hall and Woodhouse
79 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.