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Golden Glory - Badger Brewery, Hall and Woodhouse

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BA SCORE
73
okay

42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 21.17%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-20-2003)
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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.

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3.3/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

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2.28/5  rDev -25.7%
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.

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03-18-2011 16:46:54 | More by liamt07
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

2.68/5  rDev -12.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 00:45:15 | More by jazzyjeff13
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CwrwAmByth

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.83/5  rDev +24.8%
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!)

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02-01-2011 16:48:58 | More by CwrwAmByth
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Wattsox

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle, consumed Jan 2011, BBE Dec 2011.

A - Amber colour with a slight peach hue, brief head which dissipated quickly leaving virtually no lacing.

S - Very noticeable smell of peaches which was quite surprising; from their website they mention "a subtle addition of extract of peach blossom" which really produces a notable peach aroma.

T - Peach and floral tastes are also quite evident in the taste, with a dry, slightly bitter finish and peach aftertaste.

M - Slightly fizzy carbonation, quite a light mouthfeel.

D - It is certainly a very drinkable beer, very nice for a warm Summer day. I don't know that I would want to drink several of them in a session because they're very sweet, but for one or two they're quite pleasant.

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01-08-2011 23:28:34 | More by Wattsox
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CrazyDavros

Australia

2.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark amber pour with a stunning persistent creamy head leaving loads of lacing.
Aroma has loads of sweet and juicy peach, like peach jelly or peach iced tea. As delicious as this is, unfortunately it blocks out any malt or hop characteristics that may be hiding underneath.
Flavours are better balanced, though still not up to scratch. Peach is still quite dominant, but there is some caramel malt notes followed by a weak, non-descript bitterness.
Body is too light.

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09-05-2009 11:34:41 | More by CrazyDavros
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DerBayer

Germany

4.22/5  rDev +37.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

colour is a peachy golden with nice white head - quite enticing

I m NOT a fan of fruit beers but this has NO fruit added - it still manages to smell and tatse stronly of peaches with some melon and that s entirely clean tatse and smell with slightly bitter floral hop finish

Only downside is a slight coating it leaves and dry aftertaste

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09-03-2009 15:17:25 | More by DerBayer
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thepeter

United Kingdom (England)

3.8/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

OK, If you don't like fruity beers you may not like this one. But I think giving it a chance may surprise you.

A - Nice looking, golden blonde with a nice normal sized head that became a long lasting film by the end of the beer with very little lacing.

S - Intense Peaches and a bit of Melons. Smells like a delicious fruit salad.

T - Much like it smelled. Heavey on the peach and Melon with a floral hoppy kick at the end. Very clean finish. I like the fruity beers, especially on a nice summer day so this went down well. It is not as sweet as it smelled.

M&D - A bit thin, could have more of a body to it but still very refreshing and clean. Although I could drink many of these, I don't think I would choose to.

Great beer for people who are not into craft beers but like sweet fruity alcoholic beverages.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2009 21:31:32 | More by thepeter
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.95/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml Brown bottle, drank very close to its best by date. Poured into a vase shaped 'Old Speckled Hen' pint glass.

Good looking beer, fine amber colour with an off-white foaming head. The body was bright and clear.

Incredible peach aroma, they claim to add extract of peach blossom to the brew, well you can certainly smell it.

The beer is far from sweet, but that peach blossom does come through in the flavours too. A good 'bite' to the beer, tangy and hoppy too.

I am not a big fruit beer or sweet beer sort of guy, but this beer realy impressed me. Had I read the label more carefully I doubt I'd have bought it, but glad I did. The 4.5% alcohol holds up well and although I have reviewed plenty of beers from this brewery, this is one of the best in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2009 18:38:42 | More by BlackHaddock
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fullsweep

United Kingdom (England)

4.33/5  rDev +41%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 mL poured into a glass.

Read the label before drinking, just by chance. The label told me to expect peach and melon in the aroma--I honestly wasn't expecting to actually find it. Often the marketing tags on the label are just that.

Completely surprised to find strong peach in both the aroma and the taste. Color is a light copper/dark amber with medium head and lacing.

I don't typically like fruit beers. I don't mind undertones that come through the hops or malts, but I don't like beers with added fruit flavors (at least the ones I've tried), as the fruit flavor overpower the beers (same way I don't like flavored coffees--let the subtleties of the beans come through instead).

I'm not sure how they got this strong peach flavor without adding peaches, but it really works. I agree with others when they say this probably isn't an American blonde ale. It seems rather that it's an English pale--but yet the peach throws that off a bit. If you took away the peach, you'd have a moderately bitter, typical English pale ale, but when you add the peachiness to it . . . Anyway the hop bitterness and peachy sweetness complement each other well in my opinion.

Would definitely drink this again!

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2009 22:31:51 | More by fullsweep
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charlatan

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle:

I'm also unsure that Badger had An American Blonde in mind when they came up with this!

It has a pinkish copper hue with a decent head. Starts with very little flavour and an explosion of very bubbles pricking the tongue. At this point it seems I am drinking flavoured mineral water. Then as the bubbles fade Badger's stock, rather creamy, grainy flavour comes through. It ends with a faint peachy aftertaste.

Not unpleasant and eminently drinkable, but I'd prefer something with a little more substance. Definitely one for the summer months only.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2008 23:58:31 | More by charlatan
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Golden Glory from Badger Brewery, Hall and Woodhouse
73 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.