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Tanglefoot Premium Ale - Badger Brewery, Hall and Woodhouse

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79
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82 Ratings
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Ratings: 82
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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2.25/5  rDev -34.4%

Johnq1964, Aug 11, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -34.4%

atrocity, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of Captainren
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

Captainren, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of rastaman
2.53/5  rDev -26.2%
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 Dithyramb
2.63/5  rDev -23.3%
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 -21.3%
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 vancurly
2.73/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

a: Pours a clear pale amber/ dark honey. White rocky froth, and a lingering lace
s: Fairly funky/S smell.... some herbaciousness, slight dirtiness / staleness
f: Flavours of fruit & peel, and some toffee sweetness. Some floral notes.
m: Fairly light-weight. Som fizz & tingle at the start, but hollow through to not much of back palate. There is a slight bitterness there.
d: Not a very appealing drink. Perhaps it doesn't travel well, but as this cost me in Sydney $6 US for 500mL, I'll call it straight. Not worth it.

vancurly, Sep 01, 2007
Photo of Mr_Pink_152
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

Mr_Pink_152, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of Heminoolo
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

Heminoolo, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of stcules
2.8/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light color, lightly oranged. Half inch of decent head, white, quite beautiful. Clean.
At the nose: uva americana (I don't know how it is named in english. It means american grapes, and i think its scientific name is Vitis labrusca). A lot. Ripe. Flavour of dry white wine, too, and herbal notes. Strange smell.
The taste is quite light, with herbal notes and fruity notes, quite smooth.
It is less interesting than the smell, that is very strange and intriguing. Again vinous notes, of white wine, dry.
Light in body. The american grapes comes back in the aftertaste. It left a feeling like prosecco wine.
Hint of hop and bitterness in the finish.
Very particular. Not exceptional, but interesting.

stcules, May 21, 2005
Photo of helloloser12345
2.9/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Serving Type: Bottle.

Appearance: Medium amber with orange hues. Sticky off white head. Good retention and a slight amount of lacing.

Smell: Slight warm malt aroma and not much else.

Flavour: Nice sweet malt flavour which gives way to a subdued but lingering hop bitterness. Slightly floral with a metallic twang on the finish.

Overall: A fairly drinkable ale, slightly over carbonated which leads to quite a 'rough' mouthfeel.

helloloser12345, Sep 02, 2006
Photo of jahsausage
3/5  rDev -12.5%
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 tang214
3/5  rDev -12.5%
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 mrleebob
3/5  rDev -12.5%

mrleebob, Nov 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

g4g2008, May 28, 2012
Photo of hotstuff
3.05/5  rDev -11.1%
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 sleazo
3.05/5  rDev -11.1%
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.

sleazo, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of GreenCard
3.1/5  rDev -9.6%
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 Wattsox
3.1/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle, consumed Jan 2011, BBE Dec 2011.

A - Light copper colour with a nice thick head which dissipates fairly quickly, leaving a moderate amount of lacing

S - Faint aroma, sweet and malty.

T - Sweet and malty, a little hoppy, fairly balanced.

M - Moderate carbonation, quite smooth.

D - Nice easy drink, would work as a session beer.

Wattsox, Jan 15, 2011
Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.1/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500ml can into a pint glass. 8 for £9!!

Appears a golden colour with a decent head - fades quickly.

Smells hoppy and strongly of alcohol.

Taste is also very alcohol-like so not sure where they got the name tanglefoot from but still, pretty much a decent bitter taste.

Overall a decent drink, far from a session ale with a strength of 5.1% but not as nice to taste as many higher abv ales.

CwrwAmByth, Sep 01, 2011
Photo of charlatan
3.13/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle claims 5.0% abv rather than 5.1%, and claims the beer is sweeter and fruitier than it is hoppy or bitter and even less malty than hoppy.

Pours a light amber colour with a moderate head. It does smell fruity - a sort of peach and wheat combo is what springs to mind here. It has a nice crisp feel and the taste is inoffensive but rather blander than I was hoping. Fresh and pleasant, like a slightly peachy pilsner with a hint of alcohol, but not enough of anything in particular to enliven it for me.

charlatan, Mar 17, 2006
Photo of wl0307
3.2/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tasted this beer by half-pint at my Wetherspoon local in East End London, where it's one of the regular guest beers. The cask-version is slightly weaker (4.9%abv) than the bottled one.

Appearance: it pours a not very clear, straw or light amber colour; a sparse white head is noticed--doesn't look extremely fresh in my opinion.
Smell: lively malty nose comes with some floral hops; I suspect it's not very fresh, as the overall aroma is a bit off and too implicit, in contrast with my previous experience of trying this beer.
Taste & Aftertaste: fruity, malty palate combined with light, hayish hoppyness; left with a tinge of floral bitterness and medium-dry hoppy finish which somehow lingers quite well.
Mouthfeel & Drinkability: the overall mouthfeel is quite smooth, but a bit flat in the aftertaste in particular, and the body is light-medium and the flavour too moderate as opposed to the bottled version. A thirst-quenching beer alright. But can be much better when tasted fresher. I will re-review it again.

wl0307, May 28, 2005
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Iaido, Sep 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Pelicanrocks, May 27, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

pknyc, Apr 27, 2014
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Tanglefoot Premium Ale from Badger Brewery, Hall and Woodhouse
79 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.