Essex (51) - Cardiff, - JAN 5, 2013
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear light golden colour with a small head that leaves a bit lasting.
Smells wonderful, refreshing and sweet of elderflower and cascade hops.
Tastes fairly watery, but not weak. Light hops and a slight hint of elderflower again, with light malts balancing it out slightly.
Overall a great beer for the summer, very refreshing.
madmitch76 (12251) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16th December 2013
Rake. Cask. Clear golden beer, residual white head. Palate is light, semi dry and mildly crisp. Light pale malt. Elderflower is well integrated and not cloying. Finishes light and dry. Refreshing easy drinking.
BlackHaddock (2933) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hand-pulled half-pint on 6th Dec 13 in The Crown Inn, Oakengates.
Golden brew with lemon notes all over the place, couldnít pick up any Elderberry esters or flavours like the brewery claim is around this brew. Too many citrus flavours for me.
Medium bodied, but I donít like citrus, golden brews and this is certainly one of those, really pleased I only had a half.
Scored objectively (mostly).
wheresthepath (1396) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Deli in Llangollen. Pale gold with a moderate white head and a light sparkle. Unmistakable fresh elderflower aroma and flavour. Some lemon, white pepper and lemongrass comes through behind, leading to a middling bitterness in the lightly dry finish. It could be criticised by some for the beer playing second fiddle to the elderflower, but I like elderflower so that is fine by me! A lovely light summer refresher.
Rob_D_UK (472) - Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear yellow/gold with a very thin white head. Elderflower dominates the aroma. Taste also has a nice amount of elderflower present.
AshtonMcCobb (1752) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle from Vinomondo. I enjoyed this but the thing that kind of lurked in the back of my head was that Iíd rather be drinking a Williams Birds n Bees. Anyway, itís blonde with a distinct elderflower note on the nose which hides a little of the sweet malt. However, this doesnít come through quite enough on the taste and I generally feel this needs more hoppy bitterness to be a true summer ale. Good though.
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - JUL 21, 2013
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I really wanted to like this as I miss beer with Elderflower in it. This wasnít quite as good as I expected. The aroma great, smell sof elderflower and summer mornings. The flavour though was a little too bitter for me. Zest bitter. Like boiled lemons and mandarins. Some hops come through. Light and airy without being watery. Get the bitterness sorted and I might get it again.
Pizd (368) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask): Clear pale golden colour with white head, moderate carbonation. Aroma of elderflower, tropical fruits, hints of citrus hops. A nice fruity taste, peaches and mandarin spring to mind. Hints of citrus in the finish. Light, refreshing beer.
allanvw (2) - Liverpool, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A light refreshing beer, amber in colour, clear and holds a good white head. A light body with a bitter finish.
wimpyjoe (2300) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly clouded yellow ale, looks weak but has flavour. Fruity nose and similar tropical notes in the taste.