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

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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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.<


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11314) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 22, 2008
Bottle @ Chris_o.
Pours light hazy golden amber with a small, creamy, white head. Wonderful lacing. Aroma is great. Wonderful hops, powerful yet subdued. A chewy biscuity maltiness behind it. Wonderful creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is simply so stunning, that 5 % ABV seems unrealistic. Dries out my teeth and the rest of my mouth with a super hoppy touch on top of a stunningly balanced malt base. This...is...officially...the...best...session...be

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7379) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2008
Cask, The Tap, Peterborough. Really is like sniffing a freshly picked hopleaf. Green and sweet. Ganja, celery? Fresh, dense, warm and chewy. Slightly candyish on top of a red Thai curry. Silky m/f, straw, smooth citrus fruit. Vanilla, clementine, a touch of slightly smoky grain. Sweet biscuit afters. Better than Brewer’s Gold.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reakt (949) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2008 Bottle from Uto, another I was gonna trade off at Zythos. Clear gold with a fluffy, lasting white foam. Lovely aroma, sligtly floral with tropical and citrus fruits, sweet vanilla and maybe even honey. Some subtle barley in there also. To be honest, I’m not familiar with lychee but if this is what it’s like I need to try some. Taste is actually much the same, nice bitter citrus zest hops but so well balanced with the juicy floral notes and sweetness. WOW!
Update - Had this on cask @ The Wenlock yesterday and after two pints I have to say I preferred the bottled version. Don’t get me wrong, it was still pretty darn good but lacked the refinement, sweetness and delicate floral and fresh fruit notes that seemed to shine through from the bottle.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2008 Cask in Blackfriars. OMG, i had brewers gold on last week and it was completly awsome like top 20 of all time. No i get this chap on and it just takes hoppy light golden ales to a whole new level. Aroma is bursting with a mix of citrus lychee notes and tropical fruit, prhaps even some clear golden honey floral character. Taste is just bursting with balanced fruity sharpness and richness, all in all i doubt many beers could beat this as best beer ion the world when its in this type of form. A worldbeater that takes that brewers gold extra for a ride and kicks it up and down ths street for the banter!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fukito (870) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - FEB 3, 2008
Cask at York Beer Fest, november 07. Clear pale golden color with a medium, frothy white head. Nice, spicy, citric, hoppy aroma with some slight mineral notes. Solid, citric, hoppy flavor with some underlying earthy notes. Medium mouthfeel, well rounded. Excellent, hoppy, refreshing bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2007
Cask at GBBF 2007. Golden clear colour with a little head. Aroma of hops, such as grapefuit and peach. Nice flavour of citrus, melon and grapefruit, ends up someway thin, but very tasty compared to other in GBBF 2007.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2034) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 22, 2007
cask at the 2007 Oxford Beer Festival. Pale yellow in colour with a strong hoppy peach and orange aromas. Floral in the mouth, with focused white and pink grapefruit elements. Light bodied without being watery, and with a zesty bitter finish. Excellent stuff... the best of the festival for me.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9905) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 7, 2007
Cask (Kitty’s, Helsinki) Light yellowy orange, big fluffy head. Clean crisp citrus ginger aroma. Mostly light malty body - refreshing, but with a long and powerful bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tranquillity (1433) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2007
Finally a light cask ale that’s actually good! A bit hazy, thick white head. Grapefruit in the aroma. Taste strong of spices and fruits, some medicinal tones there as well. A bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (18351) - 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.


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