Birds & Bees

Birds & Bees

Golden Summer Ale

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Brewed for the summer evenings when we down tools for the day and retire to the beer garden. This bright, golden ale is a blend of lager malt, Cascade, Amarillo & Nelson Sauvin hops with a late infusion of elderflower. Fruity, aromatic and deliciously refreshing.

Tasting Notes

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Tasting Tips from the Brotherhood

Colour

Make yourself comfortable in a well-lit room. Pour your beer into a glass and take a good, long look.

Describe what you see. Is it clear or cloudy? Does the foam on the head stick around or quickly dissipate? Is that foam "rocky" or "fluffy" and how would you describe its colour? Does the foam leave "lace" on the glass as you sip the beer? And the bubbles? Tight and champagne-like or larger and more bulbous?

Finally, colour: Use as many words as you want to describe it.

Bright, Clear Gold and Full Off-White Head
Smell

Tasting Tips from the Brotherhood

Aroma

Did you know the sense of smell accounts for about 80% of flavor perception?

Okay, here we go: Let your freshly-poured glass of beer breathe for a few moments. Now, give it a few brief sniffs. Swirl the glass a bit—like you’ve seen wine-buffs do—and have another whiff. Look past the obvious "smells like beer" responses. What other aromas are you getting? Maybe toasted malts, piney hops, maybe ester-and-phenol-producing yeast? Fruit? Spices?

Floral, Sweet, Nectar, Zesty and Summer Aromas
Taste

Tasting Tips from the Brotherhood

Taste

Now that you have visually inspected your beer & described its aroma, you can engage in tasting. Remember that tasting is about the transition of flavors from the first sip contact through the finish.

Allow the beer to coat the inside of your mouth. Allow the liquid to run the full gamut of your tongue and hit all those taste bud areas, importantly, the bitterness receptors at the back of the tongue.

Now, describe the length, intensity and quality of the finish.

Crisp, Fresh, Citrus, Zingy and Floral
Bitterness
3
Sweetness
2

Brew Sheet

Style
Summer Ale
ABV ?

Brewer's Lingo

ABV

ABV stands for Alcohol By Volume. It is a standard measure of how much alcohol is contained in a given volume of an alcoholic beverage.

4.3%
IBUs ?

Brewer's Lingo

IBUs

IBUs stands for International Bittering Units. We use the IBU scale to measure of the bitterness of beer, which is provided by the hops used during brewing.

The bittering effect is less noticeable in beers with a high quantity of malt, so a higher IBU is needed in heavier beers to balance the flavor.

25
OG ?

Brewer's Lingo

OG

OG stands for Original Gravity.

1045
Malts
Lager Malt, Malted Wheat
Hops
First Gold, Cascade, Amarillo, Nelson Sauvin
Full ingredients
Water, Malted Barley, Malted Wheat, Hops, Elderflowers, Yeast Allergy Advice: For allergens, including cereals containing gluten, see ingredients in bold above.
Calories
41kcal per 100ml
Available in…
500ml Bottle, Cask

Drink Birds & Bees with…

Lemon & Thyme Chicken, White Fish

From the drinkers of Birds & Bees

Fabulous "bitter" flavoursome ale.

– Gavin Witts

Best bottled beer I've tasted!

– Stuart Dodds

Fantastic aromatic beer, extremely tasty, lovely late elderflower scents, my latest favourite.

– Kirk
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