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Breconshire Wild Beacon


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Formerly brewed at Breconshire
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Brecon, Powys, Wales

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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned. Has been seen occasionally on cask. Available in Summer.
A very pale Summer Ale, brewed with just-picked Elderflower clusters, fresh Nettle tops and local honey which combine for a fresh, wild floral flavour.
First brewed in 2009 to celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the Brecknock Wildlife Trust, (who recieve a donation of 5p for bottle sold), This beer will be available each summer in bottles, once the elderflowers and nettles become available.
Contains Malted Wheat, Elderflowers, Nettles and Honey


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2011

Bottle 500ml. @ ChrisOs.

Clear medium yellow orange colour with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, light hoppy, elderflowers ? light yeasty. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20101204]

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7365) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2011
500ml bottle drunk on 4 December 2010. Bright gold colour. Clear. Good condition. Dry and clean. Leafy aroma, slightly flowery aroma and flavour. Have to say the honey are not too pronounced (which may not be such a bad thing as I’m not particularly fond of honey beers). Pretty solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quack-Duck (7912) - Down South, GERMANY - JAN 24, 2010
bottle, bought at the brewery shop in August 2009. Brewed with nettletops, elderflower and honey from the beautiful Brecon Beacons. Hazy pale yellow colour, enormously rocky white head - looks like the alps. One of the foamy peaks (about 2 inches) survives more than 45 minutes. Shy malty background with lots of spices. Herbal-resiny hopy are present, as well as a shy touch of honey and hints of herbs (nettles?). I can’t specifically taste the elderflower but the beer is packed with herbal-fruity flavours anyway. Interesting, and after I got used to it, a harmonic and fascinating brew.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2009
Cask @ Market Porter, Southwark, London SE1. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity spicy elder flower aroma. Fruity malty spicy elder flower flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus and elder flower finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7411) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2009
Bottle from Oakchurch Farm Shop, Staunton on Wye, Herefordshire, consumed 22-09-09 Pours gold in colour very slight haze and a white head. Aroma is sun warmed garden herbs but also loads of elderflower. Really interesting taste and I seem to be bucking the trend here as I really rather liked this. I tended to find that this was more elderflower than herby in the mouth, some citrus and the other herb flavours show but its mostly elderflower I get, not as fresh or zingy as I would like but jolly decent all the same. A6 A3 F7 P4 Ov14 3.4

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2009
Cask at GBBF 09 ... Golden yellow ... light dry hop nose ... light lemon hop ... light dry mellon.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8718) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2009
Cask conditioned Handpump Babington Arms Derby. A pale golden beer with a tight sparkled white head and lacing. The aroma is a little grassy. The taste has a hint of fruit and nettle. Refreshingly cold but ordinary in character.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2009
Cask in the market porter. Alround rating: Dusty nuts, sage and tymes, very peppery, lemon grass. Strange stuff indeed.


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