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Brewed by Bowman
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Southampton, England

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 2.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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Cask; Regular.
Previously 3.7%
Ooh... Aah! A subtle injection of Elder Flowers defines this beer. Unlike some other brews of this type, there is no heavy floral scent, but more of the tiniest hint of this spring bloom. This beer has plenty of character and a lovely bitter finish.


Greavsie's rating

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Greavsie (8) - - JUN 1, 2013
Watercress Line Real Ale Train 1/6/13. Not entirely disagreeable amber coloured ale- an interesting almost indescribable flavour somewhere in the middle- a sort of very faintly smoky/meaty/umami sort of flavour. Maybe slightly sulphurous, but not in a bad way. Pleasant without being exceptional.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4679) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
Cask at the Equinox Beer Festival at the Rose & Crown, Sandhurst. Pale amber with a ring of white head; curious, slightly spicy aroma; and a sweet, pleasant, floral taste; then a dry finish with a definite touch of elderflower.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ladnewton (1490) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2013
Cask at the Southampton Arms, London on 23rd July 2013. Amber with thin ring-and-film and almost no lacing. Floral hop and elderflower aromas. Fruity and floral in-mouth, with sweet elderflower, and lemon tang which extends into fruity finish. The eventual finish is somewhat grainy and bittersweet, and the mouthfeel is slightly zingy. Rated as a novelty beer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Finn (4402) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
The 8th Redhill Beer Festival 2 Nov 12. Lys gylden. Ikke skum. God plommearoma. Smaken det samme. Litt i søteste laget.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (8503) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2012
Gravicask, shared by Finn, half-pint. Golden body, headless. Fresh floral fruity smell. Hoppy vibe with grapefruits and lemon. Nice bitter ending. Thin to medium bodied. Likable (Redhill Beer Festival, 02.11.2012).

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (3108) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 3, 2012
Cask by air pressure at Geordie’s Byre, Ayr - clear golden, thin creamy off-white head, weak fruity aroma, served too cold, elder flower, fruity, sweet, refreshing, very easy to drink

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
IdrisDragon (4) - WALES - JAN 2, 2012 does not count
Golden in colour, light, hoppy, with the aroma and sweetness from the elderflower. A marvellous pint that you could drink all day...

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (3274) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 21, 2011
Cask@ Belfast Beer Fest 2011. Fresh elderflower nose on this golden beer and plenty of flavour despite its modest 3.5% ABV. Good bitter finish from the green bullet hops. Gentle carbonation. Used to be my session beer when I lived in Southampton and just as good with the reduced ABV.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bullit (4030) - Burgos, SPAIN - AUG 24, 2011
Cask @ 3 Judges. Golden colour, offwhiteh head. Nose is vegetables, bit of malts. Flavour is malty, lots of biscuits, fairly bitter. Watery and one-dimensional. Fairly bitter finish. Really poor.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnRMurdoch (3414) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2011 Cask @ The 3 Judges. Fagash malt aroma. Golden colour, reasonable head. Creamy resin malt flavour, quite watery. A bit bland but drinkable.


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