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


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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
cfrancis (2154) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2011
A nice malt forward sessionable ale. Pours a clear golden yellow with a big frothy white top. Aroma is nice grassy malts with a light hop. Taste again is malt forward with a small hop character. Fairly unassuming but very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EHSRanders (1749) - Tjele, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2011
Bottle. Clear golden colour with medium creamy white mostly lasting head. Malty and fruity aroma. Bitter flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rosenbergh (6087) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2011
500 ml bottle. From bierzwerg.de.
Cloudy amber colour with tiny off-white head. Berry hops, malt, caramel and unpleasant bitterness in aroma. Malty grainy, mild caramel and bitterish berry hops in flavour. Soft carbonation. Bitterness is quite unpleasant. Before the glass is empty the acrid bitterness get really annoying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rejtable (1139) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2011
An ok easy quaffer. Some dark fruit malty aromas. Good creamy feel in the mouth. Nice stuff could session easy enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Camons (5044) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2011
Bottle @ Home. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, light caramel, fruit. Taste is bready malt, caramel, green apples, citrussly hops. Thin, allmost watery body, soft carbonation. 140911

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
humlelala (881) - DENMARK - SEP 2, 2011
(50 cl bottle from SuperBest) Pours a clear golden with rich, white head. Aroma is slightly floral with faint sweet notes. Medium-bodied, watery texture with medium carbonation and a short, bitter finish. The taste is somewhat bitter with spicy notes. Girlfriend says: "Itís too bitter for me. I canít taste anything else."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 30, 2011
Bottle 500ml. Nice and hoppy golden ale. Aromas of honey and citrus. Taste is sweet, with a lingering bitter finish. Palate is oily, and medium bodied. Dark yellow, with a non-persistent head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (12758) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2011
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Clear golden - white head. Toasted, sweetness, ok malty, ok hoppy, candlewax, caramel, fruity hoppy, citrus. OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - AUG 18, 2011
FlŲska. Unclear golden orange. Sweet malty bit fruity aroma. Good mouthfeel. Malty fruity hoppish flavour. Fair.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
probstblueribbon (2744) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2011
500 ml bottle from LCBO, served cold in a tulip glass. BB 9.12. I like the label...understated and elegant.

App.: Deep golden with a small, messy white froth. Aroma: Grain, cereal, straw, hay, a touch of sweetness, a touch of fruitiness, sort of a mashy/savoury quality, biscuit, a little bit grassy, earthy in an odd way. Palate: Medium body, reasonably full effervescence. Flav.: Consistent with the nose, there is this somewhat hard-to-describe malt note that is kinda sweet, kinda fruity, kinda earthy, kinda oddly savoury, with cereal/grain/biscuit but in a deeper, more complex way; I donít love it; some lighter grassy notes, maybe a touch of lemon; dry with fair bitterness and a mashy, cooked cereal, vaguely grassy finish.

Certainly a flavourful Golden/Blonde Ale, I just donít like all of the flavours.

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