Badger Golden Glory Ale review
It might just be my imagination, but I’m starting to think it might be edging into barbecue weather at long last. The smell of the charcoal, and a nice cold beer in your hand…
So here’s a quick review of Badger Golden Glory, a slightly unusual ale that fits the season. It’s been around for a while, but I think it’s recently been rebranded. Anyway, this is a British version of a blonde beer and while they don’t make all the ingredients public I’ve heard that it might be brewed up with some peach blossom extract in it.
That technically makes it a fruit-flavoured beer, but it isn’t marketed as such. It’s not something you’d drink during the colder months although it definitely suits the sunshine, and it’s also a good match with food, especially anything in a barbecue marinade or with a smoky flavour. It’s not especially hoppy, but there is some malt and moderate bitterness in there, along with some sweetness and fruity notes.
The fruit is obviously peachy and there’s a bit of melon or nectarine too, although it isn’t an overpowering flavour and it isn’t too sickly-sweet. It’s something a bit different that goes well with anything that’s been cooked over the charcoal, so you might like to pick a few bottles up before your next barbecue.
Badger Golden Glory has an ABV of 4.5%, and is available from branches of Asda, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Tesco and Waitrose. It’s currently four bottles for £5.00 at Asda, four bottles for £6.00 at Tesco and Morrisons, or you can get 10% off a bottle with Ocado Smart Pass.