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Brewed by Crouch Vale
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
South Woodham Ferrers, England

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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available in filtered bottle.
A gorgeous premium golden ale with wonderful aroma and a lasting spicy flavour.<


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (9355) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JAN 19, 2009
[bottle] Hazy, pale golden colour with a short foamy white layer. Hoppy, slightly citrus-fruity and piney aroma. Moderately bitter flavour, light to medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Hops accented taste, slightly woody with notes of citrus and pineapples, dry mouthfeel, moderately bitter finish with an aromatic hoppy blend [22.XII.08].

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (10088) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 24, 2008
Bottle. Hazy, golden, loose and lacy white head. solid aromatic-hoppy, almost piney nose. Moderate to solid bitter-sweet flavour, light to medium bodied. Lingering solid bitter-sweet finish with a good touch of pineapple. Fine stuff........

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Served by hand-pumped cask at the Wenlock Arms in northern London. Pours a pale golden orange color with white foam head the forms into very slight lacing. Aroma consists mainly of citrus and earthy hop notes. This is a very crisp and quaffable ale. Citrus and earthy hops balanced by slight malt backbone. Very refreshing. I wish there were more places that sold real ale in the states.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedoulequeen07 (135) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2008
Cask @ Blackfriars. This beer is tasty stuff. A golden beer with small froathy head. It has a nice citrus fruit aroma, slight grapefruit and pine with floarl hop character. Flavour is similar with a sweet biscuity malt background ending with a sharp dry bitter finish. Very drinkable and packed full of flavour for its percentage. A winner from Crouch Vale

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4627) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2008
Cask@Burton Summer Beer Festival, 2008. Golden beer with a lightly hopped aroma , and a lightly hopped and floral flavour. Overall a nicely hopped and dry beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2008
Cask at The Wenlock Arms. Pale amber beer with a thin white head. Soft tropical aroma with lots of mango/pineapple fruitiness over a lean pale malt sweetness. Fairly hoppy/resiny hoppiness behind a creamy base maltiness. The US hops work very nicely with these biscuity/toasty UK malts. Creamy palate with a lingering fruity/spicy hoppiness. Tropical juiciness. Really delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2008
Cask at the Grantham Beer Festival. This is a rich, golden beer with a spicy citrus aroma and a full flavour with a deep bitterness with some malty sweetness. It’s almost an American pale ale, and an extremely rewarding drink.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cluny6 (115) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2008
I am really getting into these golden ales. They make for a great beer to drink when you feel like having a few. This one is a medium golden blonde, clear, with small head. Not too much in the aroma department, mostly citric, floral and pine.. Very crisp palate. Taste is medium hoppy, grapefruty. Very good beer from an awesome brewery. I have to try more of their brews.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2008
Cockney Pub, Aarhus, DK. Cask/Real ale, 130608. Yellow-orange with white lasting head. Aroma of floral hops and hay. Solid bitterness and flavor of malt, citric fruits and hops

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (13067) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2008
Cast at Cockney Pub. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Light malty powerfull hoppy aroma. Lots of flowers, perfume and grass= Amarillo. Heavy bitter flavor. Amarillo really kicks in nicely. Creamy palate. Great beer.


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