Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Horsham, England


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RATINGS: 351   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask: Unfiltered; Keg & Bottle: Filtered. Regularly available.
An extremely clean-drinking pale golden ale with a strong floral aroma and elderflower notes from the Cascade hops. This beer is full-bodied and full-flavoured yet gentle enough to make it a favourite session beer.

JCB's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Cask at Craft Beer Co. Thanks to harrisoni for the nudge to try this one, as it was really very nice. Appealing pale gold pour, with a modest earthy look to it and plenty of zesty carbonation. Dry citrus, some flowers, and grass in the nose, just my flavor. Bright, prickly mouthfeel suits the beer well and the flavors are similarly buoyant, with loads of complexity and personality for such a low ABV beer. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Saeglopur (1736) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - OCT 27, 2016
Cask at Cask Pub & Kitchen, London.
Golden, clear body, with a medium, creamy, lacing, yellowish head.
Aroma of grass, flowers, some hay, citrus, slight tropical fruits, some biscuit.
Tastes of citrus, grass, flowers, grains, some tropical fruits, some biscuit.
Medium, slick mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes medium bitter, a bit dry, zesty, floral, grassy, a bit fruity, a bit sweet.

Nice one. Very easy and fresh, with some nice grainy notes. Not as much hops as expected though. Not the best style example Iíve had, but a well drinkable one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
I_LUV_BEER (196) - - OCT 13, 2016
Served in a tulip from a 500ml bottle. Pours clear golden colour with virtually no head. Aroma is grass, caramel, floral, hints of honey. Taste is grass, floral, medium bitter with a subtle bitter finish. Thin body with medium carbonation. Very refreshing and quaffable, will make a great session beer indeed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerNinjaUK (317) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2016
Bottle in beer subscription box. Pours bright yellow with white head. Aroma hop-heavy with tropical and citrus fruits and lychee. Vanilla and biscuit aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jonb5 (508) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2016
Pint at the Hope Carshalton. A: Golden, an initial haze cleared up to leave a clear beer, small head, a decent amount of lacing clung to the side of the glass. S: Strong hints of grapefruit. T: Sharp bitterness combined with hints of lime and grapefruit. M: Smooth, minimal carbonation, slipped down quite well. O: Lotís of character and subtleness, outstanding session beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mecafilo (210) - Perugia, ITALY - AUG 31, 2016
On tap @ Harp, London, UK. Pours with a golden colour, small white frothy head. Aroma is medium malty, with notes of bread, and medium hoppy, with notes of herbs; a bit faint. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter. Medium to heavy body, creamy texture, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ShivanDragon (3515) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2016
Holiday, top-50 fun hunt. #-9. bright golden with a limited white head. Aroma of malts, straw, hay, grass, citrus, orange. Taste has some weak sour note in it, some citrus, malts, hops, medium bitterness, grain, quite fruity, grassy, low alcoholic beer with nice taste however iím not that impressed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (3580) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2016
August 12, 2015. Cast at Akkurat.
Clear golden with a small frothy white head. Aroma is elderflower, grass, biscuit, citrus, minerals. Taste is light to medium sweet, light bitter. Finish is sweet biscuit, hints of peach, bitter grassy and floral notes with a touch of citrus. Medium bodied, creamy, soft carbonation.
Very nice floral presence with fresh elderflower notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
blackradioboy (178) - SCOTLAND - MAY 8, 2016
Bottle from M&S. Hugely disappointing. I've had this before on tap and quite liked it. This is quite awful. It's like they've tried to copy the nasty bottled Caledonian 80/-, succeeded, then gone to make it much worse. Nasty stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ianwelby (1120) - SCOTLAND - APR 12, 2016
Clear golden beer with a white head and a bitter citrus aroma. Tastes is bitter hoppy, grapefruit and lemon. Dry, tart finish. Could have gone being a mite cooler but night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (2617) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2016
On gravity cask at the Yard of Ale in Broadstairs. Pours a golden color with an off-white head. The smell is citrus, toasted malt. The taste is toasted grain, citrus, some grapefruit, grass ending dry and slightly bitter. Quite light in body with very mild carbonation.

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