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

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Previously 3.9%.
A pale generously hopped session beer. Hints of sweetness, and a subtle elderflower aroma, provide a terrific balance to the hops. A real thirstquencher!


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beese (1923) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2014
Cask at the Le Gothique Wandsworth Beer Festival on 29 March 2013. Poured a lightly hazy golden colour, with a thin white head. Aroma of herbs, floral hops and raisins. Grassy hop flavours, with some brown sugar and chewy grain. Finish was straw, wheat and subtle elderflower.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (3848) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2013
Cask at Craven Arms, Brum. Golden. Smells like a Summer hedgerow. Swooshy, liquiddy. Perfectly pleasant without being outstanding.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (3367) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2013
Cask at the gothique 29/03/13. Fruity berry aroma. Tart berry finish. Slight haze persistent head. Nutty malt. Pretty good. Lively carb.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerViking (2567) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2011
Nice golden ale, lots of floral hoppy aroma, good dry malty body. Nice balance, leading to a dry-sweet finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (4263) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2010
Cask på Southampton Arms, Gospel Oak 29 Sep 10. Gyldenbrun. Nesten fritt for skum. Karamellaroma. Smaken også karamell. Svakt syrlig ettersmak.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ladnewton (1439) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2010
Live rating: Cask at Southampton Arms, London on 28th September 2010. Light equity aroma, elderflower, wild berries and both citric and grassy hops in-mouth, and a developing grassiness in a finish that refreshes and quenches. Rather sophisticated. Gentle, easy light textured mouthfeel. Enjoyable pint.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7538) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2010
Cask, handpump at The Turf Tavern, Oxford 02.09.10 Pours lmid gold with a white head. Floral and honey on nose, but not sure that I could tell it was elderflower, regardless it’s a good tangy beer, nice zappiness to this and a could beer to try alongside the Downton Allrounder. Nicely bittersweet, pleasant beer. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov13 3.4

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (5380) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2010
Cask (GBBF 2010) - Golden in colour. Elderflower and hops in the aroma. Peach, elderflower and grapefruit can be detected in the taste. Not bad and fairly refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sm89walt (1766) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2011 Cask (gravity) - The Duke of Wellington, Norwich. Poured clear gold with a lasting, bubbly white head leaving a light, scattered lace. A zingy lemon & lime aroma. Zesty lemon, lime, sweet elderflower notes and a grassy, pithy ciric bitterness. Soft, light carbonation, light body, medium length finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2010
Cask handpump at GBBF ’10. Gold with a white head. Aroma of salty butter dripped over rare steak. Quite a nice grainy malt taste with mid bitter finish. maeib and Ungstrup believe they can discern elderflower in the aroma, however in my opinion, they are terribly, terribly wrong.


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