I love anything with ginger in it so I was really excited to try The Blandford Fly from Dorset brewers, Badger. As much as I love a ginger ale soft drink, what could be better than a real ginger ale?
This is a beautiful golden ale, that you can see through the clear bottle (oh what a shame, I had to buy two for the photograph), and it pours with a loose and very rapidly disappearing cream coloured head.
As I was pouring there was a very strong smell of hops but as the ale fills up the glass there is a lovely warm spicy aroma of ginger and a hint of toffee too. With such a lovely ginger aroma, I couldn't wait to dive in for a taste.
Oh heavenly ginger! Badger have got this one spot on with a lovely sweet and spicy combination that doesn't let the ginger overpower the taste yet remains gingery enough for us ginger lovers. The initial flavour is sweet toffee followed by a spicy ginger kick and rounded off with a lovely dry finish. Despite the lack of head, it's well carbonated and has a good medium body for a golden ale.
So very dry and refreshing, The Blandford Fly is definitely one for the ginger lovers! The ginger spice catches the throat nicely without being too harsh; that's the perfect amount of ginger in my opinion. I loved it and Ale Be Seeing You again!