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


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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (6404) - Bracknell, Berkshire, - SEP 11, 2009
50cl bottle from Sainsburys. Straw with a thin white head and moderate carbonation; aroma of citrus and some leafy Bavarian-style hops; soft and zesty in the mouth with a grainy feel and some honeyed sweetness. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Piw (1067) - Rsselsheim, GERMANY - MAY 18, 2017
500ml Flasche. Klar und golden mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Hopfig und malzig. Ordentlicher Krper. Milder Geschmack.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Davros IX (300) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2017
2016 catch up - Bottle at home - Didnt really get the elderflower until I was reminded from the ingredients that it had been included. Overall a very tasty beer and one I thoroughly enjoyed drinking. Fruity and hoppy with a thirst quenching mouth feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kustie (1117) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 26, 2017
Bottle. Golden color with lacing white head. Aroma has grass, malt and fruits. Taste is malty with somewhat bitter and quite dry aftertaste. Flavors of citrus, caramel, malt, grass.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rob19a (299) - - APR 3, 2017
12/20 it's actually pretty drinkable. Was expecting a drain pour but it's quite refreshing, very much a session beer but the elderberry gives it something slightly different ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrh2254 (85) - burton-on-trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2017
Lovely hoppy refreshing light summer ale. From a beer hawk mystery case. Hoppy aroma. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phfyysik (1222) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 24, 2017
Pours golden with medium white head. Aroma is malty, sourish, coriander, citrus, some flowers, lemon. Taste is bitter, floral, some bitter sweetness, lemon, coriander, herbs, light tropical fruits. Nice beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radassace (257) - SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2017
500ml bottle. Pours a light amber with a one finger lasting white fluffy head. Nose is pale malts, a touch sweet honey, lemon, grapefruit zest and a little tropical. Very aromatic and flowery due to the elderflower. Nicely carbonated and light, taste is similar to nose, touch of hop bitterness but not too much, Very nice again. Perfect for sitting out back in the sun. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
john44 (3034) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2017
Bottle. Golden in colour. Fruity; citrus lemon, hint of elderflower. Malty; sweet malts, caramel, honey. Hoppy; grassy hops. Sweet fruity malty throughout. Drinkable. OK. (2009-09)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nordcore (1433) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2017
Bottle 50 cl, shared with Jens G. Golden, clear with a medium white head. Hops and floral aroma. Light bitter with a dry hop end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zarrach76 (236) - 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 !

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