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Blandford Flyer - Badger Brewery, Hall and Woodhouse

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BA SCORE
72
okay

31 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 31
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 2.92
pDev: 20.55%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Badger Brewery, Hall and Woodhouse visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 10-02-2004)
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Feb 2014. Picked up from a supermarket ages ago. Described on the label as an ale with added ginger, and named after a type of biting fly found in Dorset.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A rich amber colour with faint floating sediment and good carbonation. Forms a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before collapsing to a patchy surface layer. Nice lacing. Aroma of ginger, fruitiness, mild caramel malt, ale yeast and stewed herbs. Faint cardboard in the background. Balanced, but the fruity hints are quite strange and hard to place.

Tastes of light caramel with a subtle ginger kick and a mild finish. Notes of ginger, caramel malt, fruity ale yeast, stewed herbs/spice and faint sugar. Quite sweet, with a prolonged leafiness and a spicy heat upon swallowing. Little bitterness to speak of. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and spicy, with pleasant carbonation and decent body. Ginger hints tantalise the tongue. An aftertaste of restrained, peppery heat, subtle caramel and faint stewed herbs/spice.

Rather odd, this one. Not quite sure what to make of it. Looks alright, while the aroma and flavour are sweet and gingery with a touch of fruitiness. Body is OK. To be fair, the addition of ginger is well done - resulting in a balanced, spicy kick that doesn't overwhelm the beer. However, the sweetness isn't brilliant and in other respects it lack character. Some more robust malt would be nice. Drinkable, and probably pretty good on a hot day, but certainly not world class. Grab one and make your own mind up.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 23:47:23 | More by jazzyjeff13
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Blandford Flyer from Badger Brewery, Hall and Woodhouse
72 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.