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Brewed by Green Jack
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Lowestoft, England

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - Summer.
The Summer Dream is a pale summer ale, floral, dry and hoppy brewed with fresh hand picked elderflowers. Our most popular seasonal brew can be available in May if we have a warm spring or late June if its cold. Huge aroma of Summertime!


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9346) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 15, 2010
Cask (GBBF2010)
6 SImple mashy aroma, some light fruits.
3 Pale, small head.
7 Not big, but crisp and distinct tastes - pale grains and delicate hops.
4 Soft palate, carbonation pleasant. As you’d expect from a golden, the finish is pleasant hoppy. 14 Like it. DIdn’t know it had elderflowers, that explaans the light fruitiness in the aroma.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2010
From cask. Pours clear and golden orange with a small, lacing and white head. Aroma is mild acidic, vague butterish and citrusy hops. Bitter, dry and citrusy. Ends dry and bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardW (1514) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2010
Cask, King’s Head, Carlisle. Not normally a fan of elderflower beer, but this was a really pleasant surprise. Subtle aroma, not the overpowering perfume that elderflower brews can give off. Slightly hazy golden appearance. Very refreshing, clean and crisp with a fine tangy finish. A cracking summer brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2009
6th August 2008. On tap at GBBF. Golden beer. Bittersweet elderflower with a nice complimentary hoppy undertone. Refreshing and crisp.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2009
Cask in the market porter. Alround rating: Citrusy lychee fruityness, some apple character(but in a good way) pale malt is subtle under the hop and elderflower character. Good show.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2008
A Mes rate: cask handpump at GBBF.
Lovely clean golden yellow with a thin white head and reasonable condition. Excellent citric and floral hoppage with a very tasty bitter finish balanced nicely with some late earthy malt. Stright down the line but jolly good stuff.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20322) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2008
Cask@GBBF2008. Golden colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is sour apricot, some fruits and mild notes of wood. Flavour is much the same, with pine and apricot being sweetish sour and the fruits and wood giving a bitterness to it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2008
Cloudy golden with tiny white head. Hoppy aroma with citric and piney notes. Sweet and hoppy flavor with pine needles and grapefruit. Bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (8047) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2006
Half pint on gravity at The Dove Street Inn, Ipswich. Clear dark golden colour with bright clarity and low level of foam. Marked fruity aroma. The flavour is also floral, fresh and fruity with a dry hoppy ending. And the taste I can’t determine might be the elderflower. Quite well balanced English fruit beer (21.09.2006).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7365) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2005
Cask (gravity dispense), GBBF, August 2005. Mid gold colour with a slight haze. The aroma is more herbaceous than Kew Gardens - heather, nettles (well OK maybe there wouldn’t be too many nettles at Kew), gooseberry leaves, herbs. More spicy, flowery hops in the flavour. Not much malt in evidence. Plenty of juicy fruit - slightly unripe gooseberries. Not that bitter, or full bodied, but noticeably tart, which imparts just the refreshing edge no doubt intended. Would slip down a treat on a hot day.


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