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

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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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.<


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fukito (735) - 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 (1960) - 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 (9308) - 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 (1410) - 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 (16595) - 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 (6126) - 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,


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