reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2007 freebie on cask @ the rake. Pale gold, thin head. Floral aroma with some citrus notes. Taste of flowers, lemon and hops. Eh.
leaparsons (7713) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, Derby Winter Fest 07. Golden with a white head. Aromas are spicy and dry with bitter hops. Peppery and woody. Flavours are dry lemon with bitter hops. Spicy and peppery with nuttiness. Elderflower floral notes with grapefruit bitterness. Hoppy.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask Handpump at the Assembly Rooms, Derby 05/01/2007
Hoppy and slightly sweet aroma. Golden coloured floral hoppy and a little sweet with some dryness in a lasting bitter and wheaty finish.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 15, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pint pulled at The Bricklayers Arms in Putney (London), a very pale yellow with a white frothy head. A surprising earthy aroma with a touch of hops. An earthy bitter palate, not much elderflower to speak of. Disappointing.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask conditioned @ Guide Dog, Soton. Not the best elderflower beer I’ve had. Seems to accentuate the vanilla, floral, bodily fluid smell elderflower can take on. Other than that light with mild grassy hops. Not too bad.
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (handpump) at the Wyndham Arms, Salisbury, Wiltshire. I’m guessing this is a variant of Downton Quadhop, with the addition of Elderflower. However, compared to, say, Cheriton Village Elder (now sadly no more), the impact of the Elderflower is very subtle. It has a light, herbaceous nettley aroma but could hardly be described as hugely aromatic. On the palate its quite dry, fresh and clean. More grassy and modestly citric notes. The flavours lack a little depth and the mouthfeel is quite thin. Nonetheless, its a decent, refreshing drop. Very attractive rich golden colour.