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

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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask; Regular. Also available in filtered bottle.
A gorgeous premium golden ale with wonderful aroma and a lasting spicy flavour.<


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2007
Cask @ The Rake, Borough. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a white head. Malty fruity and very hoppy citrus aroma. Sweet malty and hoppy citrus flavor. Long malty and hoppy finish with a bitter aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6123) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 3     Pale Yellow(1)->Dark brown(5) : 2     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 3   White(1)->Tan(5) : 2   Lasting: 3   Lacing : 4
Aroma:
Intensity : 2  
Yeast : 2   Bread : 1   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : 3   Soap : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX Sulfur : XX  
Malt : 3   Biscuity : XX   Hay : 3   Toasty : XX   Caramel : XX   Nuts : XX   Honey : XX   Cereals : 2   Grainy : 3
Hops : 2   Noble(1)->American(5) : 4   Leafy : XX   Spicy : 3   Floral : 4   Lemon/Lime : 2   Grapefruit : XX   Orange : 3   Herbal : XX   Grassy : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX  
Notes :   Peach/Apricot : XX   Earth : XX   Mint : 2   Butterscotch : XX   Smoke : XX
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Sourness : XX   Bitterness : 2   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 2   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : 3   Oily : 1   Chalk : XX   Astringent : 2   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : 2   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX

Comments: Original in its hop bill, but not as fresh nor lively as others and quite watery really.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2007
Cask @ GBBF ’07. Pours a brilliant golden yellow. A nice friothy head to boot. Light body. Soft mouthfeel. Hops, lemon and spice in the nose. A restrined sweet beer. One of the Champions of English beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2007
Cask at GBBF. Clear golden with a small white head. Dryish and oily hoparoma of orange-peels. Hoppy roangey flavour with subtle spicy and metallic notes. Long dryish bitter finish of orange-peels and grass.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2007
Cask. GBBF ’07. Lovely golden colour with foamy white head. Aroma is of spice and fruit while the taste is sweet and citrus. Little too sweet and extremely hoppy, however this is still a great beer,

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svesse (6045) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2007
(Cask at GBBF, London, 8 Aug 2007) Golden yellow colour with foamy white head. Slightly hazy. Fruity nose with lots of grapefruit, lemon and serious amounts of Amarillo hops. Fruity, hoppy taste with grapefruit, lemon and pine needles. Long, harsh finish with loads of citrussy hops. As usual this brewer is’nt stingy with the hops. Rather one-dimensional, but yummy for a hophead.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34434) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2007
Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2007, London. Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate hoppy, pine, fruit. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19239) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2007
Cask at Peterborough Beer Fest. Golden colour. Rich lychee aroma. Sweet and velvetty soft, really hoppy and somewhat sugary. Medium bodied with lingering bitter finish. Has this lovely seemless fhoppy flavour profile. With a tad less sweetness it’d be something mindblowing - now it’s just great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20253) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2007
Cask@GBBF2007. Golden colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is really amarilloish fruity along with some slight caramel and spices. Flavour is hoppy, grassy and has some slight hints of alcohol. Also some wood and honey show closer to the finish. Really nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christian (11029) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2013 Golden with a small white head. Big peach aroma of the amarillo, with grass, hay and some fine bready malt. Fruity, dry and bitter flavour. A beer to drink, drink, drink and drink again


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