Brewed by Tryst
Style: Bitter
Larbert, Central, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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.

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stravale (3078) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - FEB 17, 2013
Cask @ Golden Rule, Edinburgh. Light straw - dense white head - nose of floral hops - soft floral hops and herbal notes over a pale malt base - bit of an odd flavour - fairly oily mouthfeel - dab of cereal comes through in the bitter finish which is dry and a little harsh - it’s ok overall

jackl (8215) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Bottle from Royal Mile Whiskies. The pour’s a hazy light amber with a fine bubbly white head. The nose is strong floral meadow, elderflower, rose and rain-soaked countryside. The taste is strongly herbal. More elderflower and dried grass. Earthy garden patch. Light pale malts with a slightly dry bitter finish. Very unique. Light, easy to drink. Overall, I wouldn’t care to drink this all the time, but this is a nice effort at a very floral beer.

kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 6, 2012
The head is ok, the body yellow and cloudy. It smells a bit citrus, full-bodied. The taste is citrus- mild, a bit malty, flowery. Overall ok! 11/11/10/9/-/10

mjs (7470) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2012
(Cask at Gallows Bird 20120908) The beer poured golden and clear. Its head was small and white. Aroma had hand cream and soap. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were malts, hand cream, soap and bitterness. Aftertaste was fortunately mostly bitter.

rosenbergh (11613) - Tampere, 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

Nilz (511) - 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.

jamestulloch (4156) - 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.

TheCametron (2480) - 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.

Scopey (14992) - 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.

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!

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