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Golden Glory - Badger Brewery, Hall and Woodhouse

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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: 21.14%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Badger Brewery, Hall and Woodhouse visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-20-2003)
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Photo of AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev +26.2%

AlexAfonin, Nov 02, 2014
Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

A – Golden amber in colour this one claims to be peachy and have a hint of melon.
S – As soon as you crack the bottle the smell of peach and nectarine is very obvious. Slight smell of charred wood.
T – The taste of peach follows through when you drink it however the melon is only the slightest hint and may well be lost on many a pallet. What you are not told to expect is the nice after taste that comes from the malted barley that has made its way in there. On the sniff you might detect a hint of charred wood similar to a ‘lap sang Souchong’ and this last flavour teases the tongue when you drink making you wonder if you taste it at all, but it is most definitely there.
MF – Buttery and a little oily but I was actually able to handle this quite well although it would not be a feel I like.
O – Badger beers are a good starting point for anyone wanting to get into tasting and the fun to be had there, mainly because they give a very concise explanation of what to expect from the beer on the back of the bottle. A little fruity for my taste and not my first choice from the Badger range this is still a fine beer and a great drink with dessert or on a cold day.

BeerDrinkersWorldTour, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of TrishParry
4.5/5  rDev +42%

TrishParry, Sep 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

Iaido, Sep 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

crabman111, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of admh1972
4/5  rDev +26.2%

admh1972, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of Fernando_Bastos
3.72/5  rDev +17.4%

Fernando_Bastos, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of atrocity
2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

atrocity, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of SmashPants
3.08/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: clear bottle (booo!) with okay label. The Badger is cute.

Appearance: looks like dark pee after someone hasn't had enough water. However, a fantastic head, nice and thick with great lacing.

Aroma: quite a strong yet pleasant peach aroma, quite sweet.

Taste: the peach is there, with some light watermelon. Doesn't taste like a fruit beer though, more a flavoured pilsener.

Aftertaste: reasonably buttery in feel, however the body is quite watery with a slight oiliness.

Mouth feel: reasonably buttery in feel, however the body is quite watery with a slight oiliness.

Overall: not a bad beer, but neither is it great. Kind of tastes like a peach cider. Seems reasonably well made, but too sweet for me. And at AU$105+ for an equivalent case of 24 x 330mL bottles, I think I'll leave this one alone.

SmashPants, Jun 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

SiW, Mar 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +26.2%

Chemister, Feb 09, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -29%

pipinmalikonj, Nov 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

dcmchew, Nov 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

EmperorBevis, Nov 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

harpus, Sep 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

arkanu, Aug 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Ciocanelu, May 09, 2013
Photo of FLima
3.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a nice and white head. Golden amber color. Very low carbonation with tiny bubbles.
Clear peach aroma, some cantaloupe as well.
Taste follows aroma, very peachy and sweet. Mild bitterness with a watery ending. I believe this fruity combination would demand more carbonation and something zesty to make it more pleasant.

FLima, Nov 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -5.4%

MEP, Aug 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -5.4%

pin, Jun 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -5.4%

phaedrusovchaos, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of liamt07
2.28/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Bottle from my grilfriend's mom, brought this 500ml back from England. Clear bottle, with a best befor date of January 12, no year specified.

Pours gold, with a tinge of orange. Short fizzy white head appears but retains a quite solid layer. Filtered, and good lacing. Nose of peach and melon (as advertised) are prominent, but this one is massively skunked. This does no justice to the clear bottling. Taste is even worse, with some peaches and a weird cheesiness. Skunked clearly, and theres some butter/diacetyl too. Ugh. Mouthfeel has medium carb, and relatively decent feel in light of this. Choked half of this back before drainpouring this. Definitely not as pleasant as it could be, surely.

liamt07, Mar 18, 2011
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2.68/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A 500ml clear glass bottle with a BB of Jan 2012. This ale has peach blossom added to the mix.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A clear golden colour with considerable carbonation. Forms a foamy white head that subsides after a couple of minutes. A distinctive peach aroma - it's the first thing that hits you. It also has a strong buttery smell which is overpowering and unpleasant. A hint of malt, but the overall impression is derailed by the buttery odour.

The flavour is light malt with a sweet floral peach note. The peach blossom adds a obvious fruity element, but it's different from a fruit beer. An unpleasant buttery note is also present, and contaminates the taste. There is a crisp light bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth with an oily slickness on the tongue.

Not great. This is the second Badger ale I've had where I experienced an undesirable buttery note. I wonder if it's something to do with the brewing process or yeast? Or maybe the addition of wheat to the malt bill? Anyway, although there are some nice floral notes and a decent finish, I felt that this was ruined. Not a pleasant drink, and I won't be trying it again in a hurry.

jazzyjeff13, Feb 20, 2011
Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.83/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm actually very pleasantly surprised by this beer. Once opened and poured, the floral and peach/melon aroma hits you quite pungently, and is very nice.

Drinking it, it seems to be highly carbonated. The peach/watermelon can be found quite subtley as a sweetness at the staet, as can the taste of the hops, which I find very nice. The bitterness from the hops tasted in the middle seems to be counteracted well by the sweetness of the fruit on the finish, leaving you with no bitter aftertaste. There is, however, not much of an aftertaste to be found at all.

Overall a nice beer, I like sweet things so I would buy again. It's also nice to see breweries trying something different, and makes a good change from a bitter or a stout. Yes, this is defintely a summer drink. (He says whilst sat inside on a February Afternoon!)

CwrwAmByth, Feb 01, 2011
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Golden Glory from Badger Brewery, Hall and Woodhouse
75 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.