Summer Solstice

Taken from notes, Summer 2007. Drank a couple of pints of this at The Bear in Esher, Surrey with my good friend Dave – thanks Dave!
Striking light colored pour that the name would suggest. Thin head. Another of the ever popular English “Golden Ales”, I think this should be added to the BA database as a style, despite the fact that I don’t really care for them much!
Light freshly mown grass in the nose, and a distinct yest note that carries over to the taste. Although not a “hoppy” beer by ANY stretch of the imagination, this does deliver both a citrus tang AND a mildly bitter aftertaste. Nice, light and simple balance.
Also VERY refreshing. Obviously has “Summer quencher” written all over it, and the beer pulls off a nice combo of taste and lightness.
Not my favorite style of beer by any means, but I was surprised at the quality and how much I enjoyed drinking this. A good, solid example and one that I could certainly see going back to.

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06/01/2008
Format:
cask
ABV: 4.1 %
Appearance: 3
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 4
Overall: 4.5
Total: 4
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