sound67 (469) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUL 10, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Maker: Williams Brothers (Heather Ales), Alloa, Scotland ***
Beer: Birds and Bees (cask at The Standing Order, Edinburgh) ***
Style: Golden Ale ***
ALC.VOL.: 4.3% ***
Colour: Straw yellow, clear. Minimal head. ***
Nose: Elderflower, citrus, floral notes. ***
Texture: Light body, not too watery. Minimal carbonation. ***
Taste: Elderflowers (they’re included in the brew) register immediately, first taste is intensely floral, with a lemon note. Hardly bitter at all. Very modest bitterness in the middle, again floral notes and a hint of lemon. Finish still not really bitter, short aftertaste, a bit bitter. ***
Impressions: Individually flavoured golden ale, the elderflowers being an asset. Bitterness could be higher to sharpen the taste profile.
Giochaurand (170) - FINLAND - MAY 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours clear golden with low-medium head. Aroma is pineapple. Taste is pineapple, honey, malty. Nice creamy palate.
allmyvinyl (6341) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the white lady. Pours clear pale gold, thin white head. Elderflower and lemon aromas. Light sweet taste, bit thin on the finish.
Stuu666 (6489) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at SRAF. Pours golden, nose is pineapple, floral, taste is sweet, toffee, fruity.
jeevan (115) - SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Cask at Wetherspoons. Looks nice. Golden with a thick creamy head. Citrus hop aroma. Tastes pretty good. Nice bitterness. Fruity. Clean finish. A decent very refreshing cask ale.
nulptr (114) - SCOTLAND - NOV 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask at Hating Room, I mean Waiting Room. wife like this in the bottle but I don’t recall ever having it on cask... very nice however. no head to speak of, delicate aroma, taste a combination of floral, citrus, elderflower? plus lightly bitter finish. very sessionable. superior to the bottled version IMO.
jd543 (418) - SCOTLAND - SEP 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden with a medium white head. Lemon and floral hop aroma. Oily with light carbonation. Decent beer.
ladnewton (1615) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Southampton Arms, London on 16th October 2012. Amber. Dying head vanishes. Fruity, slightly cheesy aroma. Vanilla and floral hops in-mouth, with some grass. Finish is floral, grassy and herby. Light mouthfeel and a fair amount of body for the strength.
MiP (14447) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask, 4.3% at 16. Berliner Bierfestival. Elderflower and peach aroma. Almost clear golden colour. Small frothy white head. Good fruity flavour, refreshing, but not too sweet. Clean bitter finish.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask conditioned handpump Wenlock Arms London 16/05/12. A slightly hazy yellowgold coloured beer with a bright white head. A really lemony beer. Almost seems artificial in its fruitiness. A bit of flowery sweetness. Possibly not at its best.