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Style: Bitter
Larbert, Central, Scotland
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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & Bottled. Available all year round.
Pronounced bla-han in Gaelic the name of this ale translates as ’little blossom’.
A strong floral nose and refreshing taste has made this a very popular pint. A single hop variety is enhanced with elderflower and pale malts to great effect.


1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
rosenbergh (6074) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2012
Cask at the Gallows Bird, Espoo, Finland. Cloudy golden colour with tiny white head. Very peculiar aroma. Some strong flowers, ski wax and maybe some lard of the oven roasted pork in aroma. Flavour is almost as strange. I can't describe this as tasty. Lard in aftertaste. Quite frankly this is bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nilz (345) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2012
Paisley Beer Festival . Cask. Cloudy gold colour. Fragrant floral notes, elderflowers in the aroma, hoppy flavour and malty dry finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamestulloch (1046) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 29, 2012
Aroma: Sharp and lemony. Light honey aroma.

Appearance: Light amber body with bits of sediment is floating around. Thin white head. No visible carbonation. Good lacing.

Taste: Biting citrus - elderflower, lemons and an interesting sherbet taste. A little soapy. Refreshing, but not very complex.

Palate: Thin texture. Light body. Almost completely flat carbonation. Dry finish.

Overall: A simple, easy-drinking beer. A good summer drink.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheCametron (1592) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 27, 2012
Cask atThe Malt and Hops. Pale amber with a thin white head. Great nose. Definite elderflower but not overpoweringly so. Malt on the flavour, a little elderflower and perhaps a little hops. Quite nice altogether.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (5506) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2011
Bottle from Deeside Drink Emporium, Banchory. It pours cloudy golden yellow, with a thick white head. The nose is big floral, particularly elderflower, honey sweetness and tangerine. The taste is soft citrus, orange, tangerine and floral, with a dry finish. Light body and soft carbonation. Smooth, light and easy drinking. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2011
On cask at Cloisters. A light golden ale with a decent white head. Nice aroma of elderflower and barley. Similar flavours. A little bitter and dry. Nice!

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2011
500ml bottle at home. Pours a pale, hazy amber with a bright, bubbly head with good lacing. Beautiful aroma of elderflower and peaches, very clean. Taste is bitter and dry, with very little maltiness. Some very subtle sweetness form the elderflower, but it could be more pronounced. Aftertaste is relatively bitter, but rather short-lived. I find it hard to find much in this beer, it’s perfectly nice and refreshing, but rather bland. Shame really, because the aroma is so good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Phatman (176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2011
From bottle. pours a light, clear straw coloured session ale. sweet fruity aroma apple, pears pineapple. light bitter flavour, gentle rolling hops with a subtle sweetness to boot. Cant really detect much if any elderflower in there but maybe it’s just contributing to the sweet side of things.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerCast_Rich (1840) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 6, 2011
[500ml bottle, Oddbins Edinburgh] Slightly hazy gold from the bottle conditioning, aromas of grassy hop and plenty of wheatbeer style yeasty aromas. On the taste it reminds me more of a Belgian style pale ale - got the yeasty funk plus a hop addition and the grassy, fruity elderflower notes - which aren’t that full forward [06022011]

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (7346) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2010
Half pint, cask dispense at Dagda Bar. Deep and bright, amber-gold body. Fragile lacing. Fresh floral hops to the nose. Refreshing taste of fruit with peaches coming through. Smooth bitter endnotes to a discreet oily palate (Edinburgh, 02.11.2010).


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