Golden Glory | Badger Brewery, Hall and Woodhouse

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Badger Brewery, Hall and Woodhouse
England, United Kingdom

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-20-2003

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Ratings: 65 |  Reviews: 34
Reviews by thepeter:
Photo of thepeter
3.79/5  rDev +15.5%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.68/5  rDev -18.3%
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.

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Photo of rastaman
2.58/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Iaido
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of ToolHead
2.44/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
2.89/5  rDev -11.9%
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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Photo of alkerby123
4/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Olegophren
4.13/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

BA score is very similar to mine: its okay ale

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.95/5  rDev +20.4%
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.

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Photo of jmac_vapes
4.5/5  rDev +37.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

New to beers. I do like this though. Expect better reviews in the future as i try more beer.

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Photo of pin
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of AylwinForbes
2.94/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of liamt07
2.31/5  rDev -29.6%
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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Photo of Dithyramb
1.67/5  rDev -49.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

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.

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Photo of Absumaster
3.23/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
2.84/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours golden with white head. Aroma has nice smell of peaches. It is very pleasant aroma. Taste also has peaches and other fruits, but it has too much carbonation. Doesn’t taste like beer so much. Not good.

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Photo of mdagnew
3.64/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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...

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Photo of GreenCard
2.5/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

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").

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Photo of horndecker
1.9/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

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.

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Photo of phaedrusovchaos
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of MEP
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Doiv
1.54/5  rDev -53%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 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.

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5/5  rDev +52.4%

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4/5  rDev +22%

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Golden Glory from Badger Brewery, Hall and Woodhouse
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