Badger Poachers Choice (500ml Bottle)
Seeking out the treasures of the countryside and making the most of local ingredients is an art shared by Badger and the wily poacher. Badger's Poacher's Choice captures unique rural flavours in a smooth, dark ale enhanced by a touch of liquorice for spicy sweetness and damson for a soft, subtly fruity taste. A gutsy ale that's worth tracking down.
Darker amber-red body with medium thicker light biege head. Taste is right of my choice. Moderate sweet roasted malt (caramel). Dominant excellent blueberry aroma with spices. Fine bitter taste. Long fruity liquorice bitter aftertaste. Smooth texture. Medium carbonated. Smell of roasted sugar, blueberries and liquorice
English Strong Ale
Malty, with complex fruity esters. Some oxidative notes are acceptable, akin to those found in port or sherry. Hop aromas not usually present, due to extended age. Medium amber to very dark red-amber color. Malty and usually sweet. Alcoholic strength should be evident, though not overwhelming. Medium to full body alcohol should contribute some warmth. An ale of significant alcoholic strength, though usually not as strong or rich as barleywine. Usually tilted toward a sweeter, more malty balance. Often regarded as winter warmers, and often released as seasonal beers.