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

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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (3806) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2011
Hand pulled at the Waggon and Horses, Halesowen. Fresh lemon hops, some blackcurrant. Smooth, light, fresh. Very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2011
From cask. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is grassy and slight citrusy hoppy. Citrusy, herbal and slight spiced hoppy. Bitter and light citric finish. Ends dry and bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (8042) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2011
Half pint, hand pulled at Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico. Clear, straw-gold coloued body. Bubbly surface, fragile lacing. Herbs and flowers to the nose. Fruit-floral hops in flavour, half-dry. Smooth bitter end. Mild oily palate. Nice (London, 29.07.2011).

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (10510) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2011
Cask at Cask Pub and Kitchen, London. Golden beer, small offwhite head. Fruity grassy aroma, dry hops, floral and elder notes. Floral flavor, hops, citrus, some grass.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20714) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. Clear yellow coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of hops, grass and elderflowers. Fruity flavour of hops, grass and elderflowers. Hoppy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (3278) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2011
Cask @ CASK Pub & Kitchen. Pale golden yellow colour with a good head. Mild citrus fruit aroma. Dry biscuit & elderflower flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Interesting twist on the blonde ale.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2467) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2010
Cask at the Magpie & Crown, Brentford. Poured a pale gold with a fine lacy white head, grassy spicy peppery hops on the nose, plus a hint of fruity malt, with those aromas being amply fulfilled on the palate. A great balance of crisp peppery hops and biscuity malt, with a hint of grapefruit and a dry-bitter finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (15068) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2010
28h October 2010
On tap at the White Horse, Parsons Green. Clear gold beer, light white head. Dry palate - very dry!!! Bitter hops - orange, grapefruit. A light touch of honey provides some relief from the dry bitterness. Edlerflower? Could have fooled me! Stupidly dry beer and a huge dissapointment!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10960) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2010
Cask at the White Horse. Pours clear gold, light, with a fine cream head. Floral hop aroma with light grass and bread. Fairly sweet, with mild bread and caramel, then a strong though not excessive bitterness. Plenty of flowery hops and modest earth. Light bodied with fine carbonation and quite smooth. Lightly sweet on the finish with lots of lingering hops. Great stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sm89walt (1755) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2010
Cask - Cask Pub & Kitchen, London. Poured a clear yellow with a pencil fine, lasting loose white head. Aromatic hop nose, elderflower and lemon all round. Dry, pithy citrus flavours, (elder)floral notes & spice, some grassiness in the finish. Light to medium body, low to medium carbonation with a lingering spicy, peppery, herbal bitterness.


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