Fursty Ferret – Badger Brewery (ENG)

‘Fursty Ferret’ by Badger Brewery conjures images of the English countryside, tweed caps and Jack Russels. Brewed by Hall & Woodhouse in rural Dorset, the ‘Ferret’ is a rustic amber ale and simple as a county bumpkin.

Badgers' Fursty Ferret ...... has the taste of the hedgerow about it
Badgers’ Fursty Ferret …… has the taste of the hedgerow about it

 

I found it a little disappointing and somewhat nondescript. It’s very agricultural in nature, reminiscent of a flat, weak, home-brew ….. I half expected to find a piece of straw in it! It might work better as a draft ale, served via a pump but from the bottle, there’s too much of the ferret in it for my liking. Hall & Woodhouse have been brewing since 1777 and with 237 years practice you’d think they would have got it right by now. No first prize here.

Best drunk with Dorset Knobs.

Here’s Dorset’s greatest export, Polly Jean Harvey, with John Parish,  sounding a lot like Television with “Black Hearted Love” ……..

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