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

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - July to September.
Originally a monthly special in July 2008.

Delicate Downland Elderflower
A delicate and lightly hopped beer with the fresh fruitiness of South Down’s elderflowers which are added after the boil to preserve their delicate aroma.


Rune's rating

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (11036) - Tromsř, - 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).


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Turtles (1865) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2016
Cask @ Oliver Twist. Slightly hazy golden, large, long lasting, white head, good lacing. Fruity aroma, elderflower dominates. Soft, velvety mouthfeel. Pleasant elderflower taste, fruity and mild floral.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (5947) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2016
Cask at the Prince Arthur (JDW), Fleet. Pale amber with a loose soapy-looking white head; elderflower aroma with a hint of citrus; soft and chalky in the mouth with a light floral taste; then softly bitter with some hedgerow fruit to finish. Light and refreshing, and a change from citrusy summer ales.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (4144) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2016
Cask @ The Three Fishes, Shrewsbury. Pours clear gold, minimal white head. Grassy hop aroma. Taste is a standard smooth blonde, no detectable elderflower unfortunately but a nice floral noble hop character.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (17417) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2016
Cask @ Akkurat. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity and light elderflowers. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. 250716

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9318) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 23, 2016
Cask at Thomson’s. Pours clear pale gold with a thin white head. Aromas of light hay, grassy, faint elderflower. Taste is more of the same. Thin finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (16079) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2016
Cask at CBC Brighton. Clear golden color, steady small white head. Hayish and fruity aroma. Light-bodied. Citrus fruityness in the flavor. Herbal notes from elderflower are not so evident. Ok but not exciting beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeevan (239) - SCOTLAND - SEP 24, 2015
Cask at Stockbridge tap. Pours quite pale with a thinnish white head. Big malt aroma and Nobel hops. Very much an Elderflower experience on the taste, nicely mixed in with the bitterness of the hops and malt backbone. The Elderflower aint light here in my opinion. Double floral delight. Interesting and enjoyed.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
witthatsbier (508) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
cask @ Raven GLASGOW, POURS Pale yellow with white head Taste is fruity mildly bitter with long dry fruity finish a nice session bitter

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (5290) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2014
Dark golden colour with soapy head. Slight tartness. Green apples. Strong hop bitterness. No elderflower detected.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrTipple (3552) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2014
Aroma: elderflower, sweet, some light grain. Appearance: slightly hazy, pale gold, small, creamy, white head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: medium body, sweets continue, intense elderflower. Overall: this is not my cup of tea, too much elderflower. Pint at The Willow Walk, Victoria.


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