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


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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (42524) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ The Star Inn, Huddersfield, England. @ [ The Star Inn Summer Beer Festival ]
Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, toasted, moderate hoppy, grass, citrus, lime, flowers - elderflowers. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090716]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (38536) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (32889) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2011
Cask. A golden beer with a yellow head. The aroma has notes of citrus fruits and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and citrus fruits, leading to a lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (25140) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. Clear amber coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of hops and grass with notes of herbs and pine needles. Fruity flavour of elderflowers, grass and hops. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (24330) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2010
Cask@The Cask Pub And Kitchen. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruits, nectar, some mild floral hops as well as some mild bready and sappy notes. Flavour is being quite much the same in a rather nice balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (21657) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2011
Cask @ Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico SW1. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy spicy elderflower aroma. Fruity malty spicy flavor with some hoppy hints anf hints of elderflower. Has a fruity malty hoppy spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (20755) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2010
2nd August 2010. Thornbridge event at the Cask & Kitchen.
And again a couple of days later at the Thornbridge stand at GBBF (thanks Ian!). Hazy pale gold beer. Neutral to slightly dry palate.Low carbonation. Sweet orange and floral elderflower. Finishes dry and turns very slightly bitter. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (19734) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2009
Ok... in a departure from normal rating... due to the INCREDIBLY high number of BLOND ales during the Shefiled trip that all blended into one another im breaking them down into three catagories

Catagory A : Golden Yellow ... light fruity lemon hop nose ... soft dull light lemon hop

Catagory B : Amber ... light dry lemon hop ... soft light lemon hop with a little malt in background

Catagory C : Amber ... soapy lemon nose ... light brigh lemon hop

Catagory D : Amber ... light grassy lemon hop ... dry grassy lemon hop

Catagory E : Amber ... light grapefruit hop ... again light hop with a little grapefruit

This is a Catagory C @ the Star festival Hudersfield

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (17211) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2011
Cask at Craft Beer Co., London. Pours clear, matte gold with a foamy white head. A bit of herbal hops and hay on the nose. Medium sweet flavor, florals and mild spices, some white sugar, touches of toast. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Good condition. There are some sugary malts on the finish, more flowers and light spices. Nice beer with good balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (16583) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2009
Cask handpull at The Star Inn, Huddersfield and The Fat Cat, Sheffield. So much elderflower almost gingerish Gold, lasting beige head. Very, very elderflower on aroma. Good in mouth, good fullish pale malt, then lots of peppery elderflower on finish. Good beer.

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