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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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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

2.53/5  rDev -25.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2002 20:50:51 | More by rastaman
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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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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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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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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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BDTyre

British Columbia (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +12.6%
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.

Serving type: cask

11-19-2011 21:26:56 | More by BDTyre
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CwrwAmByth

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.1/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

Serving type: can

09-01-2011 16:15:10 | More by CwrwAmByth
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Harrister101

United Kingdom (England)

3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Light amber, I've had it in a range of carbonations, sometimes very low carbonation, sometimes, excessive carbonation for the style of beer.

S- Very Fruity, with a nice subtle hoppy and honey mixture.

T- Rather like a toned down version of the smell, Fruity and hoppy, but the honey taste is a bit burnt, or metallic... This might be due to it being from a Can.

M/D - Easy to drink, but sometimes if the carbonation is a bit high i would look elsewhere.

Serving type: can

12-16-2010 18:26:53 | More by Harrister101
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dgilks

Australia

3.63/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This pours a really clear amber colour with a moderate sized, foamy off-white head. Head retention is poor.

The aroma is fruity with a nutty malty note as it warms. Fine but nothing special.

The flavour is smooth and malty with a moderate English ester profile with light melon fruits coming through. There is a touch of toffee which I don't really like but it's not bad by any means. Moderate bitterness.

There's a medium-full body with moderate carbonation. It's not as silky as I'd like.

Overall, an easy drinking beer with good flavour but a couple of rough notes.

Serving type: can

11-08-2010 02:10:59 | More by dgilks
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fullsweep

United Kingdom (England)

3.38/5  rDev -0.6%
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).

Serving type: cask

02-12-2010 22:02:47 | More by fullsweep
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

4.13/5  rDev +21.5%
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.

Serving type: cask

09-15-2007 08:20:22 | More by BlackHaddock
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Stephen63

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.83/5  rDev +12.6%
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.

Serving type: can

03-25-2007 19:40:25 | More by Stephen63
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jarmby1711

Australia

4.03/5  rDev +18.5%
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

Serving type: can

03-20-2006 03:42:11 | More by jarmby1711
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

3.2/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

Serving type: cask

05-28-2005 14:46:46 | More by wl0307
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tang214

Texas

3/5  rDev -11.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2003 12:48:59 | More by tang214
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Mark

California

3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

One of it not the only cask ale ever to disappoint this advocate. Aroma was weak, mouthfeel watery, and lacing was thinnish or non-existent. Color was light amber and clear. Taste was smooth and considering all the other points, not too bad. mostly fruity with malty undertones. Nothing to write home about but the next cask ale won't disappoint.

Serving type: cask

01-03-2003 07:07:13 | More by Mark
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John

New York

4/5  rDev +17.6%
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!

Serving type: cask

06-11-2002 05:47:19 | More by John
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Tanglefoot Premium Ale from Badger Brewery, Hall and Woodhouse
78 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.