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Brewster’s Daffy’s Elixir

Formerly brewed at Brewster’s (UK)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Grantham, England


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 2.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Regular.
A best bitter with a pale golden appearance. Two English hops combine to give a well balanced beer with a big hop finish. This beer won a silver medal at the Beauty Of Hops Competition in 2004 under its development name, Sunshine. The Reverend Daffy was an eccentric 17th Century Vicar from the Vale who sold his elixirs as “cure alls”.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (14170) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 26, 2010
Cask (Market Porter, London)
6 Simple mashy aroma, but not sweet.
3 Mid gold, small head
6 Honey and light grains, a few harsh tinges to it too
3 Refreshing palte, no carbonation. Finish quie bitter and resiny
12 Simple, a bit watery. OK quaffer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2010
Cask@Market Porter. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruits, wood and some mild grass. Flavour is fruits, wood, hay, grass and some mild earthy notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2010
From cask. Pours clear and golden yellow with a fully gone head. Aroma is mild fruity. Bitter and citrusy, mild peachy. Ends dry and bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2009
Cask in the alfread herring. Alround rating: Pale lightly grainy malts, bit of peanut butter, grassy and citrus hop, floral too, but theres some almost iodiney bitterness that beats it down a bit which annoys me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2009
A Mes rate. Cask handpull at Baker Street ’Sporks.
Cleanish gold colour with a thin white head. Pleasant citric hop aroma with just the right level of pig farm. Flavour is not quite so good. A thick chewy honey note ruins it for me. I’m not sure if it’s meant to be like this or if it’s been "Spooned to death". Whatever it’s slightly less than average. Grainy, unbrewed finish. A shame really as the nose was ok...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (6077) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2009
Cask at the Monks Retreat (JDW), Reading. Pale straw with a dense off-white head; sour grain aroma; sour grain flavours too, with some sweet honey and acidic citrus; dry and moderately bitter finish with a touch of grapefruit.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bobinlondon (1292) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2009
Handpulled cask at JDW Hatch End, Harrow. Blonde with a white head. Clean and refreshing with a good semi citrus hop balance. Nothing unusual but very quaffable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
imdownthepub (13397) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2009
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Pale gold with white head. Thin fairly tasteless beer, probably spooned to death by the looks. Thin finish, not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7932) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2009
(Cask at Penderel’s Oak JDW, Holborn, London, 15 Apr 2009) Golden colour with frothy, white head. Malty, fruity nose with biscuits, apricots and citrus. Malty, fruity taste with notes of biscuits, citrus and a dry grassy, citrussy bitterness that grows with every sip. Dry and fresh with a superb balance. Surprisingly nice and tasty golden ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (5729) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2009
Golden coloured body with a thinnish white head and a largely mellow look. Aroma of low a.a. hops, a light maltiness and a very subtle sweetness and citrusey scent. Light-bodied; Strong hops come out, even though they aren’t flavourful, with a good malt backbone and a very light effervescent sweetness. Overall, a decent beer - not amazing, but definitely good to try! I sampled this pint on draught at The Rake in London, England on 10-March-2007.

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