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Golden Champion - Badger Brewery, Hall and Woodhouse

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86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Badger Brewery, Hall and Woodhouse visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-13-2002

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Photo of tonyf55
4.33/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From the 500ml clear bottle into a Badger pint glass.

Appearance (4): Golden yellow with a high clarity and many active carbonation bubbles. Pure white 1-finger head settles to a 1/2 finger pretty quickly. Remaining head lasts. Lacing is present and gentle.

Aroma (4.75): Huge hit of floral aroma with elderflower being the dominant scent. Lemon rind, light hay, and a subtle earthiness also play along - making the beer smell like a summer meadow.

Taste (4): Initial sweetness is light but quickly opens up to the flavor of a juicy mandarin orange with a bit of lemon zest. Sweet orange flavour lingers.

Mouthfeel (4.5): Strikes a great balance with light to medium carbonation washing over the pallet is a relatively light body. Coupled with the fruity citrus flavours, this beer gives a real 'juicy' flavour on the pallet - like biting into a slightly carbonated mandarin orange.

Overall (4.5): A beer that does a masterful job of blending a fantastic floral aroma with a juicy, fruity flavour. This beer is versatile - easy drinking enough for your friend who not a big beer person, but interesting enough to satisfy even the staunches beer-geek.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.6/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Surprisingly unique, fruity taste - light and golden. Very refreshing.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of leitmotif
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Got this one a while ago. Forgot about it in the fridge.

Poured into a pint glass. I guess i knew after i finished the pouring routine that this won't be some special something. Light copper appearance. 1mm lacing with no retention. It vanished right away.

Smells of fresh earth and some dust. The good part doesn't come together. I would like to smell flowers and that little hint of tangerine in the front, not covered by mud and vacuum bag.

The taste fortunately doesn't follow the nose all the way. Elderflower present, malty with some bitter sweet hop finish. Nice but nothing to die for.
The mouth feel is fuzzy. It doesn't make me a bit curios about finishing the beer.

It's not a Champion. Not even golden.

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Golden Champion from Badger Brewery, Hall and Woodhouse
82 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.