Name: Badger Golden Champion
Bottled/ Draft: Bottled, not conditioned
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!