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Brewed by Williams Brothers (Heather Ales)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered.
A bright, golden summer ale brewed with a blend of Belgian pale malt, Cascade and Bobek hops with a late infusion of fresh elderflowers and lemon zest. Fruity, aromatic and deliciously refreshing.

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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
onystrom (1333) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, - JAN 2, 2012
Bottle 4.3%. Clear yellow color with small head. Nice hoppy aroma. Nice flavor of elder flower. Palate too watery.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zarrach76 (128) - Grenoble, FRANCE - DEC 19, 2016
Belle blonde dore translucide surmonte dune belle mousse bien blanche sur quelques millimtres. Passons au principal, les armes. Dentre on est assailli positivement par des armes de houblons extrmement floraux et fruits (Cascade, First Gold et Amarillo sur mon exemplaire dont la date de premption est fixe au 11/2017...).Ca sent lillet, le pissenlit, la violette, les agrumes (pamplemousse en tte, citron, mandarine, zests divers et varis), mais aussi le malt bien torrfi avec de dlicates saveurs de caramel et de miel. Un ct pic agrable, de petites notes de chocolat au lait, de galette bretonne, de crpes... On dirait une IPA trs civilise, cest simple, mais dlicat et trs quilibr ! La carbonatation est moyenne, la texture un tout petit peu sche et farineuse, et lamertume tapisse bien le fond de la langue en souplesse. Les saveurs malts sont lgres, lalcool est bien intgr et perceptible malgr un ridicule 4.3% qui nest en rien une faiblesse. On retrouve un petit ct acidul propre aux agrumes et des notes de prune et de mirabelle. Le final est vgtal, sur lherbe frache, le foin, toujours avec une amertume longue qui persiste encore et encore, en dlicatesse. Une fois de plus, cest simple, mais cest bien matris, quilibr, rafraichissant, agrable. Une bire qui se dguste bien frache et qui voque immanquablement le printemps, les journes qui rallongent, les arbres qui verdissent, les fleurs qui sortent de terre... Rajoutez a une trs belle tiquette ( ce propos Birds & Bees est lquivalent anglo-saxon des cigognes ou des choux & roses pour les bbs) et vous tenez l une trs bonne bire blonde. Je recommande chaudement ! Bouteille 50cl, cadeau de naissance (pour lanecdote !)... Merci Jeff !

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lmojoh (515) - Troms, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2016
Flaske fra Kilpis via DjOeye. Aroma fruktig, humle. Utseende klar lys gylden gul men hvitt skum. Smak humle, sitrus, blomster, gress. Lett friskhet og bra balansert. En grei l

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pilsnertest (171) - SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2016
Bottle at home. Crisp taste. Paper, grass and hints of honey. Dry, bitter aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madnorwegian (185) - FRANCE - NOV 30, 2016
Decent but not extraordinary. Mild summery ale with a bit of bitterness. Nothing to write home about but would drink again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (22450) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2016
Bottle at home... Golden amber... Big white head. Soft peppery fruit nose.. Soft dry floral lemon.. Dry peppery lemon peel.. Light easy...

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wyldeturkey101 (136) - - AUG 7, 2016
well today i learnt about the birds and the bees. the beer pours well an into a reasonable yellow body with a expansive white head thats quick to die. on the aroma side of thing i get the sweet smell of honey plateaued by caramel.the taste takes a different approach starting with the caramel and turning from sweet to savoriness and finishes with a bite of salt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciocanelu (1740) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JUN 16, 2016
Clear golden color with white head. Aroma is really floral, with earthy hops and some sweet malt. Taste is also on the sweet side, hoppy and floral with a slightly bitter finish. Light body with medium effervescence. Overall its a really nice, easy drinking, fresh summer beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
martjoobolut (3546) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 15, 2016
Bottle (from edrinks, tallinn). Didnt took proper notes, but it was golden beer with some old hops. It was drinkable, but nothing really exciting, I think a fresher sample would get higher score as the fruity hops were all gone.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Seffle (455) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2016
Clear golden body with white head. Floral nose but wouldn't have guessed elder if not stated on label. More lemon zest. Nice slightly floral bitter hoppiness. Won't buy again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerNinjaUK (401) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2016
Backlog rating: Bottle from Sainsburys Edinburgh in March 2016. Pours gold-amber with thin bubbly white head. Aroma floral with resin, elderflower, woody hops. Good sweetness and a tangy finish. Refreshing and tasty.


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