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Crouch Vale Brewers Gold Extra

Formerly brewed at Crouch Vale
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
South Woodham Ferrers, England


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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Cask: Occasional - brewed 3 or 4 times a year but the months vary.
Brewers Gold for the brave. Slips down nice and easy, with dramatic effects!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 26, 2007
on cask at 3 judges, glasgow. golden with a faint haze and modest white head. promisingly prickly hop aroma, smooth texture, quite crisp with hints of ripe apple. slightly medicinal, minty character, pretty bitter, perhaps it wasn’t in optimum condition but still a good drop

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2007
Cask at the 3 judges in Glasgow. Minimal haze obstructs the light golden hue. Flowery and kinda perfumey, rather funky hops with a wild side. Not too grainy in maltiness, but slightly nondescript, letting most of the place to the hops. Fresh flavoured, bright and pretty aromatic. Limited minerals despite the light salty touch. Mellow melon undertones introduce the sandy, evolving bitterness. Tannic upon the finish that is bready and long-lasting. Good indeed, if not my favourite golden ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miksu (5046) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2007
Cask at Black Door, Helsinki. Golden color. Sweet, malty and honeyish aroma with citrusy hops. Firm citrusy and herbal hop flavor with sturdy bitterness. Some raisiny notes. Tastes a bit like hops mixed water, this beer is probably not at its best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2007
Cask gravity at Jersey BF 2007. Golden with a very short head. Citrus/flowery bouquet. Not particularly bitter or sweet, slightly malty with lime at the back. Simple, refreshing, good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (21902) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 2, 2007
UPDATED: APR 4, 2009 Cask 3 Judges ... This took me by suprise as i wasnt that keen on the non extra variety... Light Gold ...Fruity hop nose ... light fruity the golden hop innot fond of but balanced well with some sweetness andsome fruity malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rickgordon (3853) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2007
Cask at Three Judges, Glasgow. Golden colour. Great aroma here, with notes of citruses and grapes, yet on that low, pleasant level where it does not get overwhelming. Just plain subtle charm here. Flavour is greatly aromatic and delicate at the same time with a smooth, juicy hoppiness and superbly balanced. Low-medium bodied, with a soft bitterness that I find perfect.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (23731) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2007
Cask at Three Judges, Glasgow. Hazy golden. Rich grapefruity hop aroma. Medium sweet and full bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Seemless flavour of American perfumy lytchee-like hops. Really good beer, but I think I actually preferred the regular strength version.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2007
(RBESG 2007, Cask at Three Judges, Glasgow) Pale golden, small white head. Fruity aroma, grapes, apples and some hops. Hoppy perfume flavor, grassy and with some metallic notes. Good beer, but I cant really see the hype...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 29, 2007
Cask, Three Judges, Glasgow, RBESG 07. Clear straw, thin white head. Hoppy, some sweetness, but loads of fruitiness, citrusy, lively. Mouth is quite watery hoppy with more citrus and a touch of sweetness, not too overpoweringly bitter. Quite deep and drinkable. Rather damn nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sigmund (6774) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2007 Cask conditioned at The Three Judges, Glasgow. Golden colour, low head. Very nice floral and citrussy aroma. Distinctly hoppy flavour with notes of tropical fruits / citrus, but not too bitter. An excellent beer!

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