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Celt Experience Golden Age

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Brewed by Celt Experience
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Caerphilly, Wales

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
A golden coloured organic ale, with a rich full-bodied texture accompanied by a unique blend of traditional and fruity hops. Drinkers of this delicious ale will experience a mouth-watering taste of citrus fruits with a slightly spicy aroma. This beer is named after the Golden Age of the Celtic people. The Celts dominated Mid-Europe before the Roman Empire stretched westwards and northward. In the Golden Age of Celtdom, the Celts waged successful wars in continental Europe, notably in around 500 BC where modern day Spain and Northern Italy were overthrown. The name Bracis-Curmi (malted beer) traces back to the ancient Celtic language or proto-celtic, an age where Celts were some of the first beer producers in Europe.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martin00sr (238) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2014
Clear golden, small frothy white head. Floral, hoppy aroma. Hoppy, citrus flavour, but with a rough bitterness. Dry and crisp.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (1900) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - APR 19, 2014
Keg @ Salthouse, Galway [170814]
Light amber, bit hazy, white head
Aroma - soft tropical fruits, soft sweet fruity malts, slight spicy hop note
Taste - Floral hops, pale sweet caramel malts, some citrus zest, mainly floral hops, dab of apricot, slight grape
Palate - soft carb, medium body, fairly oily. Finish soft bitter floral hops, soft sweet fruity malts, touch of apricot and peach
Overall - Decent beer, nice soft carbonation

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhopdaddy (1) - Caldicot, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2014 does not count
Rich golden with gorgeous hop nose, full body with citrus finish - cant fault it out of the bottle! Smoooooooth...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Cask at NERAX. Slightly hazy golden with a lasting bubbly head. Lovely malt nose - grass, straw, hay, with soft floral hops also. Slightly soapy but lovely distinctive perfumed hops and a good hay-like malt backbone. Medium smooth body and a nice lingering lightly bitter berry aftertaste. Very nice example of the style.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RyanE (118) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
Copper/orange. Nice fruity nose hint of orange zest. Malty taste with a decent finish. Not bad but not really my favorite.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (1440) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle from morrisons. Golden amber with large head. Aroma of hops, pineapple and citrus. Taste is pine resin, citrus orange and some sweet fruits. Quite good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (749) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2014
Cask at SIBA Beer X. Golden. No head. Skunky, grassy, mineral. Some lemon zest. Dry, bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (2131) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2014
On cask at the Stockbridge Tap. Appearance - golden with a nice head. Nose - floral going into lime. Taste - more of the same. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long drying finish. Overall - good ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bulldogops (1032) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
Rating #988 - February 17, 2014 - 1oz sample - portfolio tasting from Global. My first Welsh beer. Clear golden pour, hint of copper colour, weak white foam that bubbles away slowly to a soapy ring. Aroma is earthy malts, hints of caramel, lemon. Taste is a mild sweetness, honey, citrus followed by a mild hop bite. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AleRider78 (44) - - FEB 17, 2014
"Golden amber appearance with a big bubbly off-white head and some carbonation. Good lacing. Very nice mix of malts and hops. Not too bitter. Some citrus flavours abound, along with ginger and a hint of sweetness. Mouthfeel is smooth and quite pleasant. Enjoyable and not strong on the palate."


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