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Itchen Valley Belgarum

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

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Twist of honey & elderflower.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
booldawg (45) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (4146) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wimpyjoe (4424) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Finn (4402) - 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.

3.4
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (4677) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
witthatsbier (286) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2013
pale golden mildly hopped grainy nose,thin but about standard for abv longish mild bitter finish reasonable ordinary bitter

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (2935) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14138) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
Cask gravity at SIBA BF SE 2013 Tonbridge Rugby Club. Clear gold lasting white head. Supposed to have elderflower but I can’t taste it. Ok golden ale. Good hop on the finish. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10653) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
Cask conditioned at The Chequers (Nicholson’s), Oxford. Amber with white head. Light but slightly sweetish beer, a little lemon hint with a flowery note. Nicely drinkable and reasonable enough.


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