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Itchen Valley Belgarum

Brewed by Itchen Valley
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Alresford, England


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
Cask & bottle conditioned; Regular.

Twist of honey & elderflower.
We’ve reinvented our most popular seasonal to feature amongst our core range all year round. Named as a tribute to the Roman province of Venta Belgarum, better known today as Winchester. The hop’s flavours are full and juicy but the key to Belgarum is the sweetest of Hampshire honey, offset by elderflower, creating one of our most addictively smooth pints.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swanneck (2) - Bognor Regis, West Sussex, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2016 does not count
The elderflower was pleasantly present and not overpowering. Very easy on the palate and a easy to drink. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MissPxx (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2015
Sweet tasting with undertones of elderberry and honey. Very golden appearance and a taste to match but also a little dry ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
booldawg (57) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2014
Initially had this on tap at the Hawkley and picked a bottle up from Country Market, Bordon. Seemed to work better on tap, the elderflower doesn’t seem to come through in the bottled version. Drinks like a standard pale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (6375) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
Hand-pulled cask pint in The Knights Templar (Spoons), London on 12th Sep 2014. Dull golden amber pour with a white crown. Not too sure i picked up any honey or elderflower notes in either the taste or aroma but I liked the malt based brew none the less. Seemed to carry more alcohol than the advertised 3.9% ABV and it slipped down very nicely. Decent and interesting Bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ManVsBeer (8765) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014
Cask @ Trades Club, Hebden Bridge. Golden with a creamy head. Has a metallic floral aroma and taste and a fairly high bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Finn (6291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2014
Fra cask på Platform Tavern, Southampton 23 Jan 14. Gylden. Lavt skum. Forsiktig fruktaroma. Smaken er diffus. Antydning til tørket frukt. Identitetsløs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kufdam (159) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
Cask at The Bell in Waltham st Lawrence. Golden ale with frothy white head. Brilliant condition. Honey brings a moderation to the hops. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (6065) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
Cask at the Bell, Waltham St Lawrence. Amber with a ring of white head; fruity aroma; dry and fruity taste - perhaps gooseberry; and a gravelly bitterness to finish. A very tasty beer for the ABV.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
witthatsbier (521) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2013
pale golden mildly hopped grainy nose,thin but about standard for abv longish mild bitter finish reasonable ordinary bitter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (5368) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
On tap @ the Haymarket. This is another decent pale ale and the elderflower comes through quite well even if the honey doesn’t - just as well as I think honey belongs on toast or in darker ales. It’s somewhat one-dimensional but that dimension can still be appreciated.

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