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Brewed by Itchen Valley
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Alresford, England

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & bottle conditioned; Regular.

Twist of honey & elderflower.
We’ve reinvented our most popular seasonal to feature amongst our core range all year round. Named as a tribute to the Roman province of Venta Belgarum, better known today as Winchester. The hop’s flavours are full and juicy but the key to Belgarum is the sweetest of Hampshire honey, offset by elderflower, creating one of our most addictively smooth pints.

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2.6
fonefan (49293) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2017

Cask (gravity) @ NBF 2015 [ The 40th. Nottingham Beer Festival (The 8th Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival) ], Nottingham Castle, Friar Lane, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England NG1 6EB.

[ As Itchen Valley Belgarum ].
Clear medium yellow orange colour with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, fruity malt, butterscotch. Flavor is moderate sweet with a long duration, butterscotch, sweet malt, pale malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20151009]
5-3-5-3-10

4.2
Swanneck (2) - Bognor Regis, West Sussex, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2016 does not count
The elderflower was pleasantly present and not overpowering. Very easy on the palate and a easy to drink. Very enjoyable.

3.6
MissPxx (991) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2015
Sweet tasting with undertones of elderberry and honey. Very golden appearance and a taste to match but also a little dry ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
booldawg (70) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2014
Initially had this on tap at the Hawkley and picked a bottle up from Country Market, Bordon. Seemed to work better on tap, the elderflower doesn’t seem to come through in the bottled version. Drinks like a standard pale.

3.4
BlackHaddock (7321) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
Hand-pulled cask pint in The Knights Templar (Spoons), London on 12th Sep 2014. Dull golden amber pour with a white crown. Not too sure i picked up any honey or elderflower notes in either the taste or aroma but I liked the malt based brew none the less. Seemed to carry more alcohol than the advertised 3.9% ABV and it slipped down very nicely. Decent and interesting Bitter.

2.7
ManVsBeer (10448) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014
Cask @ Trades Club, Hebden Bridge. Golden with a creamy head. Has a metallic floral aroma and taste and a fairly high bitterness.

2.7
Finn (7547) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2014
Fra cask på Platform Tavern, Southampton 23 Jan 14. Gylden. Lavt skum. Forsiktig fruktaroma. Smaken er diffus. Antydning til tørket frukt. Identitetsløs.

3.4
kufdam (159) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
Cask at The Bell in Waltham st Lawrence. Golden ale with frothy white head. Brilliant condition. Honey brings a moderation to the hops. Decent.

3.4
berkshirejohn (6497) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
Cask at the Bell, Waltham St Lawrence. Amber with a ring of white head; fruity aroma; dry and fruity taste - perhaps gooseberry; and a gravelly bitterness to finish. A very tasty beer for the ABV.

3.1
witthatsbier (566) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2013
pale golden mildly hopped grainy nose,thin but about standard for abv longish mild bitter finish reasonable ordinary bitter


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