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.

princesslala's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
princesslala (131) - - 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 donít 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 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brandman (2835) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
Cask at angleterre. Cloudy yellow body? Totally different than other ratings, white head. Aroma has bit honey, sweet malt, detergent. At this point I got new pint. So the new one: same cloudy yellow, white head. Aroma is floral, bit rhubarbish acidic light maltiness. Strange notes, familiar but cant get just what it is. Bit on the belowmaverage just because cant get hold of what is happening. Different though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RexTalionis (3505) - FINLAND - AUG 5, 2014
Cask. Clear golden, small head. Citrus, summer meadow and herbal notes in aroma. Sweetish honey with some floral notes in taste. Hints of spicyness and bitterness in finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjs (6459) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2014
(Cask at Angleterre, 20140801) The beer poured golden and clear. Its head was small and white. Aroma had fruitiness and citricness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, malts, spices, flowerness and bitterness. Aftertaste was fruity and bitter. The spiciness induced by elderflowers took me by surprise. They didnít spoil the aroma but messed up the flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6375) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
August 28, 2013 - on draught at Euston Tap. Clear and refractive light brassy gold with a smallish bubbly white head. Golden ale aroma (heather ín honey) with extra honey sweetness and a bit of an acetone overtone to it. Taste follows; balanced, like a golden ale/bitter combo, honey, heather, straw and very light caramel sweetness, no alcohol. Light slick mouthfeel, mild carbonation, a medium finish with a slight amount of burnt harshness in the aftertaste - decent enough, I guess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (8294) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2013
Tap@Pelt Trader, Cannon Street, London - Light gold with a small creamy white head. Floral and herbal hoppy notes, grassy, and can pick up the elderflower on the nose. Rather measured and light. Decent stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
planky84 (2866) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2013
Cask at the Pelt Trader, Cannon St. Gold pour with a white head. Grassy hop aroma with some fresh herb. Light malt and moss flavour. Light bitter mouthfeel. Good session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (12507) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2012
Cask at Craft Beer Co, Brighton. It pours clear amber, with no head whatsoever. The nose is big on the floral, especially elderflower, sticky sweetness, perfumed, Potpourri and parma violets. The taste is strong elderflower, potpourri, light toast, grass, some bitterness and sweet white grape, with dryness in the finish. Medium body and completely flat. Perhaps not on top condition. Rather one-dimensional...the elderflower dominates.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (7063) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Cask @ CPK. The pourís light gold with a small creamy white head. The nose is of honeycomb, floral spring meadow. Nice, sweet summery aromas. The taste is much the same. Pleasing light herbal hoppiness, some apricot fruits and grass. Light body, soft palate. Overall, a very nice beer. The elderflower isnít overpowering. Balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (16879) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2012
Cask at the Craft Beer Co - 11/08/12. Pale blonde with a minimum of white head. Light citrus on the nose, floral, pale malts. Floral elderflower in taste, lightly perfumed, touch of caramel. Medium bodied with lowish carbonation and a slightly sour bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (5053) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 31, 2012
Cask@york tap. Slightly vegetal citrus nose, medium bodied, elderflower, dandelion, balancingalt.

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