Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Pete Drinks: Badger Golden Champion


Name: Badger Golden Champion

ABV: 5%

Bottled/ Draft: Bottled, not conditioned

Colour: Amber

Head: Large bubbles form a short live head

Mouthfeel: Light without becoming watery

Taste: Gentle malt, with the floral sweetness of the elderflower

Comment: The fizz clears quickly from this beer, so it avoids becoming too gassy. All the individual components - the malt, the hops, even the elderflower - are delicate and subtle, and go together to produce a light, refreshing and dangerously drinkable bottle. Somehow, it manages to deliver a satisfying, complex flavour without losing the lightness required for a great summer beer.

There's a noticeable sweetness, almost honey, which combines wonderfully with the flowery overtones contributed by the elderflower. As a refreshing summer ale, there's only really one word to fairly describe this - Champion!


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