Craddock’s Saxon Gold
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Brewed by Craddock’s
Style: Bitter
Stourbridge, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask, Regular;

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (12928) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, - JUN 10, 2013
Cask conditioned at The King Charles II, Worcester. Pale gold with white head. Sweet and slightly honeyed beer, fruity but nothing specific, it leaves a sweet coating on the tongue. Not to my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (20945) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Draft at the source. Hazy pale yellow color. Aroma of black pepper and straw. Taste is light peppery hay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (24928) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2015
Cask (backlog). Yellow colour with a small white creamy head, which leaves some lace. Aroma is sweet fruits, mild nectar, bready and some dough like notes as well as some mellow grassiness to it. Flavour is earthy, grassy, herbal with some citrus, bread and mild nectary notes to it. Refreshing and tastier than the "average golden ale".

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BlackHaddock (6113) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2015
11th July 2015: cask half-pint in the Duke William. Very pale, straw coloured body, the head a white film of not much. Mild citrusy aroma with a grapefruit like flavour. Not in great condition considering it was drank at the Brewery Tap and they knew that a large CAMRA group were coming. I wasn’t part of that group, but I knew some of them when they came through the door.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18076) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2013
Cask at the Duke William during the RateBeer Black Country Bus Bash. Pours clear, light yellow with a tight, white foam head. Lovely golden ale with nice balance, sweet dough, light straw. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Great condition. Sweet finish with doughy pale malts, white bread and subtle bitter straw. Good one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gizzo (2) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2013 does not count
It’s just a summer Black Country bitter, not too great on the nose because of the FeS (Iron Sulphide) in the water around the area, but a pleasant mild citrus note in the after taste. It’s far more uniform batch-batch than it used to be.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mR_fr0g (8550) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2013
Black country beer bash. Cask at the Duke William. Light yellow with a small white head. Grainy stale malt aroma and flavour. Light body, some hay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (21560) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
6th July 2013
Black Country Beano. Cask at the Duke William. Light haze on this pale gold beer. Little white head. Light palate, semi soft and semi dry. Fine carbonation. Elderflower. Touch of sulphur. Good but mild marmalade citrus. Light dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (16480) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2013
Cask at the Duke William on that there bus thang, 06/07/13. Clear pale golden/blonde. Nose is bready malt, light Burton snatch tones, fruits. Taste comprises orange sherbet, fruits, toasted malts. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finish with light bitterness. Average affair - not taken by the Craddocks range.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (7327) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 9, 2013
Cask at the Duke William, Stourbridge. Poured a clear light straw colour with a broken white head. The aroma is a mellow egg smell I must say leading to a weak bitter, malty flavour with a watery palate. It’s a good job I like eggs!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tommann (3269) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2013
Cask at the Duke William, Stourbridge. Pours pale gold with a small head. Aroma is leggy with lemon. Taste has sherbet lemon with a low bitter finish. Not sure what Rich has been tasting but I’m unsure what males taste like.

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