FatPhil (9643) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
yespr (32344) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
RichardW (1551) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
6th August 2008. On tap at GBBF. Golden beer. Bittersweet elderflower with a nice complimentary hoppy undertone. Refreshing and crisp.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy golden with tiny white head. Hoppy aroma with citric and piney notes. Sweet and hoppy flavor with pine needles and grapefruit. Bitter finish.
Rune (8497) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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).
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.