Tanglefoot Premium Ale - Badger Brewery, Hall and Woodhouse

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Tanglefoot Premium AleTanglefoot Premium Ale

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Reviews: 45
Hads: 94
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: 94
Photo of Stephen63
3.8/5  rDev +12.1%
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. (409 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 jarmby1711
4.02/5  rDev +18.6%
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 (667 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 CRJMellor
3.78/5  rDev +11.5%
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. (649 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 Sigmund
4.07/5  rDev +20.1%
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. (440 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 Mark
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
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. (346 characters)

Photo of oqnid
3.7/5  rDev +9.1%
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. (742 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 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 John
4/5  rDev +18%
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! (343 characters)

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Tanglefoot Premium Ale from Badger Brewery, Hall and Woodhouse
78 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.