Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Horsham, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Seasonal - July to September.
Originally a monthly special in July 2008.

Delicate Downland Elderflower
A delicate and lightly hopped beer with the fresh fruitiness of South Down’s elderflowers which are added after the boil to preserve their delicate aroma.

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thejackpacker (638) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2017
Cask at Eastbourne Beer Festival. Smoooooth as with nice elderflower flavours and citrus x

BeardedAvenger (1124) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2017
Cask at Pow, Farnborough. Not much aroma, some floral hints. Light gold. Some white bubbles clinging to the rim. Light bitter. The bite has a floral edge to it. Light bodied. Thin. Average carbonation. Short finish. OK. A boring gold with some interest added by the elderflower.

lokis333 (574) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - SEP 9, 2017
Clear light gold colour with small white foam. Aromas rather perfumy of flowers, elder and citrusy, light and fresh of summer. Palate, light medium body with smooth texture. Taste, sweet of elderflowers then developing a lightly peppery, earthy and slight herbal bitterness touch whilst still combining the sweetness of flowers. Overall, really enjoyed this one nice easy going herbal and floral brew.

Parmenion777 (356) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2017 Pours a clear straw gold colour with small lasting fine white head. A light grainy sourdough bread and Elderflower aroma. A light sweet malt taste, the Elderflower comes through and with a nice light dry bitterness in the finish.

AshtonMcCobb (6913) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2017
On cask @ Monty’s (formerly Carters, Carter’s Tap and likely to be something else by Christmas). Appearance - golden with a light haze. Nice lacy head. Nose - elderflower definitely prominent. Some citrus and generally herbaceous notes. Taste - citrus up front, then big elderflower through the finish. Palate - light to medium bodied. Creamy middle section. Long dry finish. Overall - good, but can’t imagine drinking this all night. Might turn into an elderflower or whatever the plant is called. It suited being on cask.

joe19612 (3074) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2016
Ascot 2016. Pours a clear straw yellow colour with a thin white head, aroma is light malt with elderflower, the taste is light bitterness with some spice, with a dry bitter finish.

RichTheVillan (8248) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2016
Cask at the Woodman; clear golden yellow pour with a thin white head, aroma has some floral action, taste has crisp pale malts, hint of biscuit, hint elderflower.

stravale (3145) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - OCT 8, 2016
Cask @ Sheffield Tap, Sheffield [030916]
Straw colour, clear, frothy white head, good lacing
Aroma of elderflower, light pale malt, soft spicy herebal, quite like Cairngorm Trade Winds
Taste of light pale sweet malts, elderflower, bit spicy, elderflower is a bit too intense
Palate - Medium thin body, little oily. Finish is lots of elderflower
Overall - OK, but too floral for me

jmgreenuk (9988) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 2, 2016
Gravity cask at the Land Rover Beer Festival 2016. Poured a light straw colour with a thin broken white head. The aroma is yeast, grassy nettle hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a big yeast, grassy hop, light pepper spice, citrus palate. Medium to light bodied with soft carbonation.

ippopotamo36 (2537) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 2, 2016
Handpump at Rake in London. Bright golden color tick and creamy foam. Nose: very grassy, a bit floral. Nice. Mouth: crisp tea feel, grass again, dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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