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I'm not usually a fan of beer that has bits & pieces added in order to 'liven' it up. It seems to me that if it needs livening, it was not that special in the first place. I tried the one with chocolate & also a cherry lager, both of which left me thoroughly unimpressed with the whole idea. They tasted as tho' an originally quite bland product simply had a few fairly artificial ( at least they tasted artificial ) but novel ingredients added. They were then given a fancy name & then presumably the punters would come flooding in lured by a wonderfully new & exciting 'new concept' product ( the plasma TV of beer if you like )
But, I have to say that this stuff is a bit different. Badgers golden glory does just what it says on the bottle. The initial taste involves a process of slight mental adjustment. But then the peach leaf - which is subtle enough not to be intrusive, kicks in & after a couple of swigs ( or glasses if in polite company ), I have become completely hooked. Generally speaking it is one to be drunk in summer. All that blossom has distinctive spring/summer connotations that seem a bit odd when drunk in the depths of winter. But if you extend autumn & start spring early, there are only a couple of months in the year when this beverage is at odds with the surrounding climate ( oh who am I kidding - only drink in the month of August )
My only concern is that this stuff does not seem too widely available. My local wine merchant is a very sporadic stocker but larger supermarkets should do the trick. Price compares reasonably with other specialist bottled beers ( tho' this brand does not seem to be frequently included in multibuy options )
Lager & cider used to be my tipple of choice but GG & one or two other fine ales are convincing me otherwise. Innovation when delicately & properly managed can perform wonders even in the traditional field of fine ales
Hi. So what is the alcohol percent of this drink?? I quite like it in the summer as it is something different. A lot of the fruit beers are actually quite old recipees especially the belgian krieks.
cladach29 06.11.2006 10:57
hello and welcome to Ciao- not bad first review but a bit on the brief side. take a look at some other reviews (especially drink reviews) which have received VH or E ratings to see the amount of detail and opinion that reviews on Ciao need. hope this helps!- Rob