Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Bakewell, England


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A golden summer ale made with a selection of American and Slovenian hops, Maris Otter Pale Ale and Crystal malts and infused with freshly picked Derbyshire Elderflowers. An initial aroma of elderflower and a clean and zesty flavor. Fresh and grassy hop characters and a light, refreshing bitter finish make this beer the ideal warm weather pint. The elderflower character lingers long after swallowing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (8603) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 15, 2010
Cask (GBBF2010)
7 Sweet blossomy aroma, something like spicy rice.
4 Bright orange, small loose head
7 Has the spicy rice theme in the retronasals. Main taste simple and grainy.
4 Soft palate, carbonation low. Finish gently bitter and a bit grassy.
13 A curious one. Full flavoured, but quirky. Saisony.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
princesslala (131) - DENMARK - AUG 15, 2010
This poured golden yellow with a white head. It tasted like a golden ale with elderflowers in it, and it smelled like it to. I don’t know what the allure is when it comes to adding elderflower flavor to things, but I think on an anthropological level there is something vaguely poisonous about the taste of it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bobinlondon (1250) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2010
Hand pulled cask at the C&K, Pimlico. Gold with a white head. Very refreshing but lacking guts by Thornbridge standards. Elder flowers add interest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (4892) - ITALY - AUG 11, 2010
chiara schiuma media naso floreale citrico fruttao erbaceo rinfrescante ben lupolato con una nota floreale piacevole

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
evergreen0199 (1832) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2010
Cask at cask pub and kitchen, Pimlico. A golden coloured pour with a minimal white head. Fruity aroma. Tastes fruity, dry, slightly hoppy. Rather thin, not one of Thornbridges best IMO.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2010
From cask. Pours clear and golden yellow with a with lacing white head. Aroma is fruity and mild citrusy to herbal. Herbal and slight citrusy flavoured. Citric and sweet. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ladnewton (1325) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2010
Cask at the CASK Pub & Kitchen on 2 August 2010. Clear gold with thin white lacing head. Fruity and floral aromas. Notes of elderflower, fruits and a late burst of peanut nuttiness during the main flavour crescendo. Grass and floral hop abound in the finish, on a zingy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2009
Cask (handpull) at Thornbridge Hall Garden Party, 2009. It’s elderflower and then moreso; so fresh in the aroma that it takes on an almost peppery edge, the flavour is anchored by an assured malt base though the flavour still itches. Sat in the splendid gardens of Thornbridge Hall with the sun on my back, Craven Silk proved itself to be a barnstorming summer beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2010 1. Cask Handpump at the University Arms, Sheffield 17/07/2009 Hop and some roast aroma. Golden coloured hoppy and floral with a little dryness and roast malt in a crisp finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico 02/08/2010 Hoppy aroma. Clear golden coloured floral fruity and hoppy with a hint of dryness and bitterness in a malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - AUG 17, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ The Star Inn, Huddersfield, England. @ [ The Star Inn Summer Beer Festival ].Citric hoppy with hints of elderflower aroma and taste. Not that fond on elderflower so not my thing.

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