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Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Cask; Seasonal - September to November. Originally a monthly special in July 2008.
A delicate and lightly hopped beer brewed with the restrained bitterness of Czech Saaz hops balanced by the summmery taste and aroma of freshly picked downland elderflowers.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2011, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.

Clear light medium yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, fruity, pale nuts - earthy, flowers. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, fruity, earthy, medicine, elderflowers. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110804]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (13119) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 9, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2012 cask at cloisters ..golden yellow amber ... thin creamy white head ... soft sweet floral hop nose ..sweet floral fruits ... light hop ... crisp clean ... ok but not for me cask at albion... golden yelllow ...thin .white head ... soft floral lemon hop nose ... juicy drisp and cleans ... soft lemon... light elderflower ... refreshing .... 3.5

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CraftBeerNick (746) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2011
Cask at Market Porter. Nice summer ale, you can taste the elderflower. Not my favourite for session ale

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Aniela (2301) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2011
Cask at Cask Pub and Kitchen, London august 2011. Pale, clear wuth a small head. Hoppy, fruity aroma. Floral, hoppy taste with citrus.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JoeMcPhee (8188) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2011
Cask at Dean Swift. Pale golden pour. The nose is a little bit spicy with some unusual rye character and a touch of clove. A little bit of odd DMS vegetal character especially as it warms. Meh - it’s okay but not awesome - I suspect something wonky about this cask.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (7794) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2011
Cask, The Pub, Leicester. Hazy gold with a white foam. Aromas are melon, lychee and lemon with dusty caramel and hay malts. Apricot jam with icing sugar and floral notes. Flavours are sweet citrus with yeast and caramel with elderflower. Quite lager-like in character with a dry finish. Simple, decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (4661) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2011
Cask (Guide Dog, Southampton) - Golden with a white head. Elderflower, lemon and grass in the aroma. Very refreshing taste with notes of malt, elderflower and citrus standing out.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2011
Cask @ GBBF, 2011. Pours clear yellow with a small creamy head. Elderflower, grain, hay and hops. Dry, bitter and floral. Smooth.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (5896) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2011 Cask-conditioned at the Cask Pub & Kitchen, 14/08/2011. Golden in colour with a decent white head. Aroma of grassy hops, hay and elderflowers, Flavour had a touch of citrus fruit, solid malts, more elderflowers and a dry finish. Good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2011
Cask handpull, The Slug and Lettuce, Leicester, 14/08/11. Pale and dusted with a tight white collar going the distance. Lush flowery and wine gum aroma with subtle stemmy green notes. Fresh leafy and wine gum hop countering the floweriness; Darjeeling and dipped biscuit. What balance, what drinkability. Thing of rare beauty.


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