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Downton Apple Blossom Ale

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


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (37269) - 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 (21553) - 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 (4908) - 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 (18351) - 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 (13032) - 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 (6716) - 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 (1536) - 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 (16867) - , 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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Gary (1502) - Piss-ant Valley, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2009
cask @ the Bricklayers Putney: Not a bad concept ..the excecution did not it the bulls-eye. Tastes like generic apple ,like those Mr Kipling apple pies from the 80s-though the is not too sweeet like that. The base beer is just like a dull session ale..not floral or aromatic or somethhing I’d wanna drink much of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2875) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2009
Pours a straw gold with a thin coarse head. On the head: hops, sulphur, tinge of malt. There’s a touch of apple sweetness, medium body, lively and dry malty, astringent, bitter and hoppy. Long dry bitter finish. Very nice golden ale.

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