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

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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   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 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 (4522) - 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 (9051) - 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 (12234) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10406) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2008
Botlle. Amber with creamy white head. Fruity aroma with notes of hops, caramel and pine. Hoppy flavor with grapefruit, pine and caramel notes. Ends bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2008
cask at paisley beer fest ’08 pours clearish golden and crystal clear grey foam. grapefruit spice vanilla. so complex. so much hops, grapefruit freshness.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11726) - 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


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