Pickled Partridge Ale | Badger Brewery, Hall and Woodhouse

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Pickled Partridge AlePickled Partridge Ale

Brewed by:
Badger Brewery, Hall and Woodhouse
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by GreenCard on 02-24-2008

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by SiW:
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.79/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Aug 2018. ABV is stated as 4.6%. Purchased recently from ALDI. Described on the label as a rich, tawny ale with roasted malt notes.

A: Poured into a tulip pint glass. A deep coppery-amber colour with good clarity and plentiful carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy white foam that hangs around for a few minutes before settling as a thick surface layer. Slight lacing.

S: Aroma of rich malt with hints of roasted grain, fruitiness, caramel, ale yeast, stewed hops and subtle leafiness. Lovely balance - a classic English Bitter aroma.

T: Tastes of rich fruity malt with notes of roasted grain, caramel, faint dried fruit, ale yeast, leafy hops and faint stewed husks. A delicate sweetness, followed by a robust, leafy bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with prickly carbonation and decent body. A bit too lively for the style. Aftertaste of roasted malt, fruitiness, ale yeast and bitter stewed hops.

O: A very nice example of a bottled bitter - perhaps darker than is usual but balanced and tasty. Looks good, while the aroma and flavour are a lovely mix of subtle roasted malt, ale yeast and bittering hops. Body is OK. Highly drinkable; goes down a treat. Worth sampling.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brown 500ml bottle with a best before Date of Dec 2008, drank May 2008.

Poured into a Forbidden Fruit chalice glass.

Terracotta red colour with a wispy white trace of a head.

Toffee Apples came to mind as the aroma arrived at my nose, this was sweet smelling stuff.

The taste reminded me of Batemans XXXB, one of my favourite beers. Well balanced and full of all the good things an English Bitter should possess, a hop, malt mix with a medium mouthfeel.

I thought this one of the better bottled beers on the British market at the moment.

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Photo of vinicole
3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle. Clear darkish copper/amber. Thick dense head.
Green hops and malt. Fruity.
The aroma continues into the taste. Some caramel and nut.
Moderate carbonation and feel.
An English bitter through and through. A nice Autumn brew.

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Photo of GreenCard
2.61/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: light copper/brown, great clarity, light tan foam that turns rocky as it collapses, bits of lace

Aroma: toffee, ripe pears, hint of banana, woodsy hops

Flavor: medium-sweet maltiness with a nutty edge; vegetal bitterness and grassy hop flavor; finishes dryish with a lingering white grapefruit bitter aftertaste

Mouthfeel: medium body, pert carbonation, slight astringency

Other comments: Distinctively boring.

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Photo of Justhead
4.12/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of harpus
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of fullsweep
3.3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 mL brown bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: deep mahogany/brown beer with great clarity, moderate head of 1-2 fingers that dissipates quickly, minimal lacing.

S: rich and malty

T: although it tastes good, it doesn't quite deliver what the scent and sights promised. Not quite as interesting as I'd hoped, but enjoyable nonetheless.

M: kinda typical of an English bitter or pale ale--moderate carbonation and heaviness

D: would definitely drink again, but not gonna search high and low for it

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Photo of wl0307
3.35/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

What a name for a beer... BB Oct 09, served cool in a straight imperial pint glass.

A: pours a bright reddish amber hue, topped with a thick, fluffy light beige head with decent retention; carbonation remains light with sporadic ejection of large bubbles from the bottom.
S: savoury-sweet prunes with a slightly sharp tinge of citrus fruits comes pleasant and smooth, on top of very mild sweet black-tea-ish maltiness and (weirdly) a touch of coconut shavings.
T: a mouthful of Badger's unique mixture of peachy-floral scent and overwhelming biscuity malts is followed by apple-ly and tangerine-like English hops, while the floral aroma seems to linger well enough in expanding to the 3rd dimension, rendering an aromatic aftertaste on top of tired yeasty touch and tangy, thin citric hops. A tad chewy & dry (a bit like the undertone mixed of unsweetened black tea and roast nuts) in the end, perhaps the work of roasted malts added to the brew, and a healthy touch of salty-sourness maintains throughout the drink, a good sign for a pale bitter, really.
M&D: the mouthfeel, being slightly too fizzy for my palate, is not particularly dry to reveal a deep imprint of the roasted malts, while it's not clean either, showing a mixed palate of hops and malts here and there. Overall, this easy-to-drink, medium-bodied dark Bitter cannot score higher maybe due to the slightly messy flavour profile and palate, and maybe also due to the much similarity with so many other Badger's brews.

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Photo of rulisekmartin
3.64/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pickled Partridge Ale from Badger Brewery, Hall and Woodhouse
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 10 ratings