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


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RATINGS: 197   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.<

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (32032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2011
From cask at Charlies. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild citrusy and distinct peachy. Lingering fruity and peachy. Simple and crisp hoppy. Mild sweet fruity and nice fruity finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29848) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2003
[Cask at Charlie's Bar] The aroma is very hoppy and sweet. There has been used a really good aroma hop. The aroma is like that of an IPA. The color is orange with a very small head. The hops hits You from the first sip - but is very well-balanced with a well proportioned sweetness. There has been used really good bitter hop as well as aroma hop. A really nice beer - just my style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2011 Cask. Clear golden with an off-white head leaving laces. Very fresh hop aroma, exotic rather than citrusy. Medium body, lightly fruity sweet but completely dominated by the delicious hop accents. Excellent. 210211

Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Pours a clear golden with a small white head. Citrusy nose, a little yeast. Light body, very smooth mouthfeel, sweet fruit and a dry finish. 7/3/6/3/14=3.3 140810

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21507) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 17, 2011
Cask at Charlies. Clear golden coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma fo caramel, hops, grass, pine needles and citrus. Fruity flavour of hops, pine needles, citrus and grass. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20902) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19956) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17520) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2011
5th August 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! Nice Golden - lots of fruity hops. St Clemens flavours. Bitter but fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (15260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2012
2012-06-25, bottle from Vinspecialisten, Randers, L2495 bb Jan 2013, 7-4-7-4-15=38
Golden color, with small head. The aroma is mild, but it expresses a nice hoppy, citrusy touch, followed by light biscuity malts. It has an average body structure and the mouthfeel is not too dry; quite good toffee flavor, with a good hopping level, although not as fresh as it should be, a bit citrusy.
A good refreshing summer beer.

2012-04-29, Cask Conditioned at Cockney Pub, Århus, 7-4-7-4-15=37
Hazy blond color, with small creamy head. Mild aroma of malt and fruity hops, delicate. Good and smooth mouthfeel, malt flavor with light caramel, some fruitiness, correct bitterness. Good without being spectacular.
And, to be honest, this place full of cigarette smoke is not the best place to taste beers.

2008-06-16, Cask Conditioned at Cockney Pub, Århus, 8-4-7-3-15=37
Hazy blond color, creamy head. The hop gives a wonderful aroma, fruity. It has a lean flavor, with toffee, on the dry side; good bitterness level; but the end is quite weak.

2003-06-22, Cask Conditioned at Charlie’s Pub, Copenhagen, 9-4-9-5-17=44
Hazy orange color. Wonderful hop aroma, flowery and grassy. Velvety, a good maltiness completely overwhelmed by the hop aromas. I love those hop infusions, I’m going to sleep very well tonight!
Crouch Vale is definitively one of my best breweries.

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