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Downton Apple Blossom Ale

Brewed by Downton
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Salisbury, England


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask; Seasonal - May to September.
Straw coloured and brusting with a lemin and grapefruit hoppy bitterness, infused with the subtle aroma of fresh aplles.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
wheresthepath (2027) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2016
Cask at the Greyfriar, Reading. Clear gold with a thick white head. Caramel and vanilla at first with growing apple skin and honey and a touch of lemon. However the apple and lemon are very light meaning that it’s on the sweet side, although somehow not too sweet. Good body. Pleasant spring beer, just needs a little more oomph.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (16735) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Cask gravity at Reading Beer Festival 2015. Clear pale gold lasting white head. oddly paper on aroma. Some apple some fragrance. Pretty drinkable excellent condition. Some dryness on the finish. Good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (42888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2013

Cask (handpump) @ Nags Head, 5 Russell Street, Reading, Berkshire, England RG1 7XD.

Clear medium orange yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, malt, apple and band-aid notes, light to moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat to soft. [20120502]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (24496) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 13, 2012
Cask@Nags Head, Reading. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, caramelly and mildly nectary with some sweet malts. Flavour is caramel, fruits, floral notes along with toffee and some citrus. Aftertaste is floral and a bit salty notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (5740) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2012
Cask at the Prince of Wales, Farnborough. Pale straw in colour with a tight white head; sweet, floral aroma; the taste is also sweet an dfloral to start, with a grainy body, and some apple juice; then there is a building rounded bitterness, leading to a zingy, almost peppery finish. A delicate, understated, bitter that’s very drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (21960) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2010
Cask @ Priory Arms, Stockwell SW8. Pours a golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty aroma with some hints of caramel. Fruity malty bitter flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty caramel finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (17475) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2010
Cask at the Old Fountain Beer Festival. Pours semi-clear yellow with a light, filmy head. Creamy malt aroma with some fruity hops. Fairly sweet, malty, with light honey and bread, and mild grass and hay bitteress. Light bodied with smooth, fine carbonation. Sugars in the finish with light fruits and dry, grassy bitterness. Nice brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Svesse (7683) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2010
(Cask at Priory Arms, Stockwell, London, 7 Aug 2010) Pale golden colour with brief, white head. Fruity, floral nose with notes of grass and hints of green apples. Fruity, floral taste with hay, citrus and hints of green apples. Light body, slightly sweetish with low bitterness. Drinkable, but not very impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ladnewton (1738) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2010
Cask at the Priory Arms, London on 4th August 2010. Pale gold, hazy body and off white frothy lacing head. Aroma is delicate sweet apple (NOT the "apple" associated with turning beers!), grassy hop and cheese. Main taste is hoppy/grassy/citric, and the finish is increasingly bitter and lingering. Light texture. Pleasant ale, just over session strength.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2010
7th April 2010. Hazy pale gold beer. Semi dry palate. Sharpish hops - a little tangerine and citrus. Finishes with a faint sweet apple note. Tasty!

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