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


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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Regular. Also available in filtered bottle.
A gorgeous premium golden ale with wonderful aroma and a lasting spicy flavour.<

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (4112) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 11, 2013
Golden color. Creamy white head. Big crisp hoppy fruity nose. The Amarillo really shines. The mouth has a decent back bone but it is a full on hop assault. Very well balanced. Light bodied. Very well executed and basically flawless for what it is trying to be.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
smmadge (87) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2013
Taste is mild hoppy an fruity and fortunately without the bitterness many hopped beers have. Will drink again!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Spicy hop resins and their citrusy counterparts flutter within well-defined pale malts before a crisp bitterness takes hold of this Golden Ale’s elegant, dry mouthfeel.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the deep golden clarity. These guys work on colour marvelously.
-This feels like a Extra Pils with US hops and British malts! Strange, but oh so much fun!
-A delicate peachy trail appears in the aftertaste.
-Blanched nuts and honeyed sugars whisper through the flavour profile.
-Carbonation is much higher than the average UK, but when the beer’s this good, I have no problem with that.
-Drinkability is through the roof.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (2001) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 2, 2013
Cask, The University Arms, Sheffield, UK. Pale gold, sweet honey and pepper aroma, floral background. Honey flavour, ginger finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJvd (955) - NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear orange with a small, quickly fading white head. Aroma is typical amarillo hops and some caramel malst. Taste is sweet and fruity with a light bitter finish. Quite a nice golden ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (3945) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 14, 2013
Bottle 0.5l at home (via alesbymail. BBE Nov/2013. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, sweetness, honey, bitterness and malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (7510) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 6, 2013
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20101211.
Pours golden color with a small head. Aroma of fruits, pale malts, toffee, nuts and mild hops. Flavor of hay, fruits, malts and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vipinvelp (2829) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2013
Somewhat hazy golden yellow with small white foam head, lacing to glass. Aroma is nice bitter with some spicy fruity tones. Taste is a nice bitter, fresh. Long lasting aftertaste. (Velp 201304)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7102) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2013
500 ml bottle.
Pours a golden colour with a small white head. Aroma of floral hops, biscuit and honey. Flavour of floral hops, grass, hay, honey and biscuity malts. Light bodied, oily mouthfeel (because of honey) and a bitter, fruity and grassy finish. Malt profile could be better, but other than that a tasty golden ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (2184) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2013
50CL bottle. Pours a clear golden yellow with a small off white head. Smell is tropical fruit, citrus, a bit of pine and a malt backbone. Taste is bright, tart and fruity up front with citrus and some tropical fruit. A little sweetness comes through in the middle then the backend is very dry and a long lasting bitterness. Body is medium and the carbonation is medium.

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