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Tanglefoot Premium Ale - Badger Brewery, Hall and Woodhouse

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Reviews: 45
Hads: 96
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 5
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
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Badger Brewery, Hall and Woodhouse visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Todd on 06-11-2002

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Reviews: 45 | Hads: 96
Photo of rastaman
2.53/5  rDev -25.4%
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. (182 characters)

Photo of Dithyramb
2.64/5  rDev -22.1%
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... (709 characters)

Photo of vancurly
2.71/5  rDev -20.1%
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. (519 characters)

Photo of Shiloh
2.73/5  rDev -19.5%
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. (278 characters)

Photo of stcules
2.83/5  rDev -16.5%
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. (706 characters)

Photo of helloloser12345
2.89/5  rDev -14.7%
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. (439 characters)

Photo of jahsausage
3/5  rDev -11.5%
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.. (402 characters)

Photo of tang214
3/5  rDev -11.5%
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. (331 characters)

Photo of hotstuff
3.03/5  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. (402 characters)

Photo of sleazo
3.05/5  rDev -10%
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. (434 characters)

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.09/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours clear dark golden with medium white head. Aroma is pale malt, sweet citrus, flowers, grass, leather and hints of vanilla. Taste is medium bitter, light to medium acidic and light sweet. Finish is long and mostly bitter with notes of malt, caramel, roasted nuts, bread and sweet citrus. (291 characters)

Photo of Wattsox
3.1/5  rDev -8.6%
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. (346 characters)

Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.1/5  rDev -8.6%
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. (407 characters)

Photo of GreenCard
3.12/5  rDev -8%
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. (553 characters)

Photo of charlatan
3.14/5  rDev -7.4%
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. (510 characters)

Photo of wl0307
3.17/5  rDev -6.5%
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. (1,023 characters)

Photo of cypressbob
3.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml bottle

Pours with an amber body, clear, forms a fairly creamy light cream head

Smell, malty aromas, slightly biscuity

Taste, crisp biscuity flavour, slight hop bitterness lingering on the palette

Not bad, but a bit dull all round, some metallic off flavours (275 characters)

Photo of BitterLover
3.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I carried this bottle home with me from a trip to the UK back in January. I poured it into an English pub glass.

Appearance: Poured a light golden color, with about one finger of a bubbly, white head, which quickly disappeared and left no lacing. Very little carbonation.

Smell: Once the ale had warmed a bit, mostly sweet, with candied fruit being foremost in the signature, followed by a slight hoppiness.

Taste: Mild, very little malt, with a wave of bitterness and citrus in the finish.

Mouthfeel: A bit thin -- this is not a chewy beer.

Drinkability: Being such a mild ale, with only a little bitterness, you could drink this one all night (I'm speaking for those in the UK, since I've not found this one in the US yet). (740 characters)

Photo of leaddog
3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
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. (475 characters)

Photo of Daredevil
3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

'premium ale' seems a bit exaggerated for this 'deceptively drinkable' however rather simple brew ... it is a light version of an english bitter basically an everyday's drink ... the taste profile on the back of the bottle says
Bitter 3
Sweet 4
Hoppy 3
Malty 2
Fruity 4
(all on a 1 - 5 scale)
not sure about the Sweetness or the Fruityness to be honest but leave that to everyone's own opinion ...

no flaws just nothing really special .... (449 characters)

Photo of fullsweep
3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Imperial pint on cask at a local Hall and Woodhouse pub (most pubs around here are H&W).

A: Deep copper-amber brew with minimal head, although slightly more than some traditional bitters.

S: Sweet and malty with some graininess thrown in.

T: Much sweeter and fruitier than the canned and bottled versions. Cask version of this is much nicer. In fact, I wasn't a huge Tanglefoot fan, but on cask it's really nice. Picking up some mellow citrus and even some ripe banana.

M: Very mild carbonation, and a smooth drink overall.

D: Would definitely try again--on cask. Would avoid buying it bottled or canned (unless offered it). (629 characters)

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.47/5  rDev +2.4%
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. (776 characters)

Photo of FLima
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
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. (504 characters)

Photo of flyingpig
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark amber in colour with a creamy thumb sized white head.Very little in the way of reduction in size over the course of a few minutes.

Muted fruity aroma to begin with and a hint of subdued hops although the fruity notes really start to open up once the drink has time to settle in the glass. There is a sugary sweetness to this one, perhaps aided slightly by the fruit and I can also detect some vanilla in places.

Fruity & very sweet to begin with along with a hint of vanilla that the smell indicates would be present. I can also taste some faint toffee and a sugary, malty flavour; all of which is well balanced.

Medium bodied and with a creamy feel to it. This is quickly followed by a clean finish that is a little bitter and quite dry.

A solid beer that scored slightly higher than I was expecting from it without it being truly memorable. It's not a beer that I come across all that often but I would have no trouble drinking it again or perhaps giving it a bash on cask.

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Photo of benclimbs
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours light copper with minimal head and a bit of lacing...nothing exciting.

smell is a bit of nuts and vanilla with that typical skunky smell from the clear bottle.

taste is more nuts...maltiness and vanila.

an ok ale but nothing special...pretty drinkable though. (271 characters)

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Tanglefoot Premium Ale from Badger Brewery, Hall and Woodhouse
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