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Golden Glory - Badger Brewery, Hall and Woodhouse

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43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.09
pDev: 21.04%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | 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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Reviews by cypressbob:
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United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

2.15/5  rDev -30.4%

500ml bottle

Pours with an amber body, thin head forms and soon dissapates. Little retention or lacing

Smells, strong peach aromas, but instead of brewing with the real ingredient they have opted to add artificial essence and it shows. Like cheap perfume

Taste, sickly sweet, strong peach esters, very little else, slight bitterness on the finish.

A pretty undrinkable ale. I know some believe its a love or loathe but I just can't understand drinking this,.... pretty much a drain pour

06-18-2004 19:07:39 | More by cypressbob
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Photo of jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

2.68/5  rDev -13.3%

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.

02-20-2011 00:45:15 | More by jazzyjeff13
Photo of rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

2.58/5  rDev -16.5%

According to the label they add Peach Blossoms to this. Hence the very floral peach aroma. Sweet start, flowery, peachy, full flavoured, light bodied, slightly bitter and dry towards the end. Tastes like there flowers in their, didn't quite click with me.

01-20-2003 02:14:46 | More by rastaman
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3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

05-09-2013 12:04:59 | More by Ciocanelu
Photo of ToolHead


2.4/5  rDev -22.3%

50 cl bottle, served in generic tulip beer glass.
Pours w/ a nice golden hue. Moderate head. Overpowering, seemingly synthetic peach aroma. Peach dominates the taste too, in aggressive fashion; all else is forced off center stage. Too bad, really; this might've been a delicate, flowery ale if only the peach dominance hadn't been so extreme.

01-29-2004 13:04:43 | More by ToolHead
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2.85/5  rDev -7.8%

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.

09-05-2009 11:34:41 | More by CrazyDavros
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United Kingdom (England)

3.95/5  rDev +27.8%

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.

03-30-2009 18:38:42 | More by BlackHaddock
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3/5  rDev -2.9%

06-20-2012 03:06:39 | More by pin
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2.95/5  rDev -4.5%

I suppose if there was a category for peach flavoured beers this might rank highly. However, ranking it against "normal" beers, I have to score it low. It's certainly one you either like or don't as reviews tend to go high or low. Color is orangish amber, head is light and fleeting. Aroma is dominated by peach - it's a bit of a shock if, like me, you didn't read the label. The taste is quite pleasant absent the peach - which is of course the whole thing.

02-24-2008 23:54:34 | More by AylwinForbes
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Ontario (Canada)

2.28/5  rDev -26.2%

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.

03-18-2011 16:46:54 | More by liamt07
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1.58/5  rDev -48.9%

Purchased from Waitrose in Surrey. Second in the line of a four pack I've been stewing on...
Hard pour garnered a golden brew with just about no head, even after some heavy mixing. Loads of soda like carbonation and no lacing.
Smells overly flowery, like those crappy candle joints at the mall.
A carbonated peach soda mess with some cheap apricot syrup added for sugarness. Light bubbly mouthfeel with lingering artificial peachy flavor. Ugh. Would've been better to use for potpouri.

Overall: A drain pour, three hefty drinks for the review were more than enough. Judging by the other reviews, I'm not the only one with the opinion. Had me thinking caveat emptor. I passed over a few bottles of landlord to take a four pack of badger back to the US. If only I had one of them fancy phones where I could search the internet prior to purchase.

12-05-2005 14:36:01 | More by Dithyramb
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3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

A golden, copper beer with a creamy, stable head with moderate lacing on the glass.

Smell of winegums, the green ones that is. Fruity and syrupy smells with lemon, lavender and old women's soap whiffs.

On the label I read now that this beer has a peach aroma. Damn, that's it! Still I get the winegum taste. Pretty extreme and artificial fruity with peachy taste. I hate to admit that I did not get the peach smell and taste immediatelly. Hops are absent, or at least they are not tasted. Body is quite thin. Drinkability is good.

I finished the glass and I am still not sure if I liked it. For sure it is a good thirst quenching beer, but it will bore me after 2 glasses.

03-31-2008 17:30:34 | More by Absumaster
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United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

11-01-2013 14:57:53 | More by EmperorBevis
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United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.6/5  rDev +16.5%

500ml Bottle bought from the Sainsburys...

Poured a deep golden / amber colour... Head was white, big and foamy with quite big beading and disappeared quite quickly...

Aroma - Strong peach and pear, vanilla, very sweet and sugary, very floral...

Taste – Not as sweet as the smell would indicate, floral, strong peach, very slight hop notes, nutty...

Feel - Sharp with medium amount of carbonation...

Overall - An OK ale, although probably not something i would drink again...

10-10-2005 11:02:57 | More by mdagnew
Photo of GreenCard


2.48/5  rDev -19.7%

Appearance: deep gold, great clarity, thin layer of fluffy white foam but poor head retention

Aroma: light malt, perfumy melon, flowery hops, plums, peaches

Flavor: mild malt sweetness, slight acidity, wild flowers (or at least the taste of the smell of flowers... if you know what I mean), soapy hop flavor, stiff but somewhat mild bitterness, finishes dry with an aftertaste of perfume and cellulose

Mouthfeel: medium body, mild carbonation

Other comments: Weird! Apparently they add extract of peach blossom to this beer. That would account for the faceful of peach perfume when you bring the glass to your mouth. I'm guessing it also accounts for that soapy taste. I could see using this in a wit or something like that, but it doesn't really have a place in a beer with any amount of maltiness or hoppiness (the flavors "clash").

10-04-2004 18:07:00 | More by GreenCard
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New Jersey

1.93/5  rDev -37.5%

Nice deep honey straw color, decent head, a little sticky.

The nose is - woah! - something's not right here, surely. Huge and intense floral and fruity. Grapefruit, peach, flowery, melon. The peach is not subtle at all, just pervasive and unpleasant. There's some hops back in there as well.

Taste is peachy with bittering hops afterwards, okay malt underneath. Drying herbal tea aftertaste. Not impressed.

I don't know whose idea this was. Back to the drawing board.

10-15-2005 04:19:34 | More by horndecker
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3/5  rDev -2.9%

04-10-2012 08:56:41 | More by phaedrusovchaos
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3/5  rDev -2.9%

08-06-2012 17:04:43 | More by MEP
Photo of Doiv

United Kingdom (England)

1.48/5  rDev -52.1%

This beer pours a golden amber with a nice head. However, this is about where everything falls apart.

Aroma is basically of cheap artificial peaches. A little malt and hop character, but mainly just a sickly peach.

Once I muscled enough strength to try a sip of this beer, I was struck - this beer genuinely is terrible! Just like artificial peaches mixed with a little ditchwater.

Mouthfeel is alright, but drinkability is abysmal. Considering how well beers like Fraoch and Elysium work, an how well Badger's other beers fair, this is a major let down.

05-17-2004 20:03:35 | More by Doiv
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Russian Federation

4/5  rDev +29.4%

02-09-2014 19:25:36 | More by Chemister
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3/5  rDev -2.9%

07-31-2014 21:07:44 | More by JonathanPillinger-Cork
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3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

08-07-2013 18:59:59 | More by arkanu
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3.35/5  rDev +8.4%

Poured a clear golden hue, with a minimal head and next to no lacing. Again, freshness is a mild problem with English Ales coming to Australia, but they still taste damn fine.

A huge sweet peach smell dominates the nose. There is some slight bready quality and mild hoppiness, but it is all about the sweet peach.

A sweetish peach taste, and hints of passionfruit trail off with a sligh hoppy floral finish.

It is quite a light brew, but very drinkable. I still think it pales compared to the Golden Champion, but still a nice drop.

05-18-2008 16:11:12 | More by Lukie
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3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

09-10-2013 17:12:47 | More by harpus
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North Carolina

3.08/5  rDev -0.3%

Good offwhite, even foam over the copper body; good retention and long-lasting head.

The smell is much like a peach snapple or lipton's--or I could just say like a peach flavored ice tea and avoid the man..I could imagine a more bunctious smell though--and I'd have to say it's a little weak.

The taste jives with the smell, light peach over a slightly rough grain taste and light hop dryness that goes and goes in a flowery aftertaste. The peach taste actually is more like a peach skin than the artificial taste of peach--which I liked. Body is medium to light, and a bit watery all in all. Didn't feel too balanced.

Good medium, at times sharp carbonation. The drinkability drops I think because I couldn't imagine having another of these. I like it--and I'm sure there's an occasion where I'd love it--but I just can't place it.

04-15-2004 14:53:06 | More by donnebaby
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Golden Glory from Badger Brewery, Hall and Woodhouse
74 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.