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

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RATINGS: 238   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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.


highlandlad's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
highlandlad (1434) - Blue Mountains, - OCT 3, 2013
Finally, a Welsh rate. RateBeer has been discretely badgering me about it for years - it’s the easiest country to nail that you haven’t rated, the stats say. Damn it, RateBeer, I’m trying, honest! Welsh beer seems to travel to Australia about as rarely as the rugby team these days. Shame. My low expectations for this ale, stumbled on in a pretty run-of-the-mill country bottlo, were pleasantly surpassed. Gold with a chill haze and a loose, shallow head. Fresh, malt-dominated aroma. Lemon, honey and 3am rolls. Palate seems mildly underdone - verging on flat. May be the bottle age or an attempt to mimic cask conditioning? Bread, bread, bread on the tongue. May be the breadiest ale I’ve come across. No complaints here. Bit herbal, bit floral. Overall, one of the best bottled ales I’ve had from the UK, with none of that nasty pasteurised lolly taint. Nice work. (500ml bottle from D’Vine Cellars, Wentworth Falls. BB 4/11/13)


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (451) - - JUL 28, 2015
Appropriate Golden colour. Slightly sweet nose with a hoppy back note. Big grassy, pine, wood & earth flavour with a big bitter end. Rated by BrewTom

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (1307) - SPAIN - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle 50cl / Botella 50cl. @ Iberico y Vino A: Golden / Dorado. T/S: Hops, malt, fruity / Lupulo, malta, afrutado.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmy01 (32) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2015
Hoppy, citrus aroma. Cloudy appearance, small white head. Citrua=s and hop up front with bitter but balanced finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TedE (491) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2015
500ml bottle into glass (as Golden Crafted Ale). Fruity hoppy/sweet malt nose. Hazy golden beer with towering fluffy white head. Many fine bubbles. Full of pine bitterness that leads to a tonic water/bitter lemon finish. Quite clean and refreshing.

1.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
trequites (1) - Exeter, Devon, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2015 does not count
Cask at the Beer Cellar, Exeter. Far too much dry hops completely masking any other flavour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamaty (1237) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 7, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2015 Miel clara, dos dedos de espuma no muy consistente. Ligeramente turbia. Rico aroma lupulado herbal, pino y ligeramente cítrica, pomelo. En boca muy lupulada, ligera refrescante. Rico sabor entre caramelo y miel que aporta la malta y la continuación del predominante lúpulo reforzando el tono de uva y sobre todo pomelo. Carbonatación notable que refuerza el conjunto. Final muy amargo. Notable

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bartlebier (2559) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 30, 2015
2x500ml bottles as "Golden Crafted Ale" bb09/2016, over 3 months period, danke Dirk. Richly expressive, unidimensionally tropical nose of mango&peach mousse, papaya, lemon curd: definitely merging into APA Citra territory here. The juiciness in taste is curbed by an unbalanced piney and lingering grapefruit-pithy bitterness running underneath, overplaying the delicate UK malt base. This golden ale wants to a zippy APA at all cost and you can taste and feel both the aspiration and the conflict in that in mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garry_Evans (62) - HONG KONG - MAY 26, 2015
Nice IPA close to being a British bitter. Drunk at room temperature from pint glass; 500ml bottle bought from Fusion supermarket in Hong Kong. Appearance is cloudy yellow-brown with big soapy coloured head. Aroma of lemons and coriander, very hoppy. Very dry on the palate, but nice softness with low carbonation. Tastes of walnut, grass. Lacks nuance but very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6377) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2015
On tap at CASC, Aberdeen. Murky gold, nice balance, hop forward. Grapefruit, pine, a lttle apricot.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
TEJA (1557) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2015
Bottle sampled at Björn, thanks. Small beige head. Light clowdy golden color. Big fresh flowery hoppiness. Sparkling taste with fresh pale maltiness and a tuch of metal. Lasting bitterness.


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