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


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RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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.<

thedees' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thedees (15) - - APR 3, 2009
Bottle 500ml. Off gold with a slight haze. Extremely easy to drink with a low carbonation. Juicy hops prevail, slight malt flavours. A good translation of what is an excellent cask beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
PMgep (263) - Lund, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2016
Old rating, transferred to ratebeer. Golden color, white head. Some hoppy flavor but missing something

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (7838) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - AUG 28, 2016
Cask at the Alma Inn, Harwich. Poured a clear straw colour with a thin broken white head. The aroma is big citrus fruit grass bucket hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a crisp refreshing, light fruity hop bitter, light pepper spice palate. Medium to light bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Werckmeister (2285) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - AUG 23, 2016
0,5l bottle at home shared by 3 from alesbymail. BB May / 2017. golden clear color, small white head. smells buttery, light cardboard, peppery, light sweetness, hints of fruits. medium body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes honey, citirc, peppery, tobacco, leathery, a bit old hoppy, even bit alcoholic. finishes medium bitter with honey, tobacco and light cardboard. rather harsh bitterness, overall not a fan, maybe I got an old bottle, but not a fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Smithld1 (196) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2016
Cask rake. Perfectly doable golden ale. A bit part for me but perfectly OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (6741) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2016
Cask at CBC CG, London. It pours a clean golden color with a medium white head. Aroma is crispy grainy and crackery with light floral and spicy notes. Taste is medium sweet upfront with notes of biscuit stone fruit and melon then turns mildly bitter and crispier with notes of citrus peel and grass. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, decent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DonKromann (107) - DENMARK - JAN 15, 2016
From cask. Pours golden. Aroma is citrusy with hops. Taste is hops, pine and citrus. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrTipple (3710) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2015
Aroma: nice floral hops, some grass, citrus fruits, light pine. Appearance: clear gold, small, white, frothy head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: light caramel, grain malts, fruity, citrus, light sweets coming up. Overall: pleasant Golden Ale, well-balanced, fairly light. Pint at Bath Pavilion Beer and Cider Festival, Bath.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrOrla (2304) - Odense C, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2016 Cask c4. Pours golden with with a white head. Aroma of citrus, grass, bready, quite juicy, popcorn notes. Taste is very bready malts, citrus, grass, too sweet imo, tjo decent,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LoneR (31) - - SEP 29, 2015
Another beer from Crouch vale that is highly drinkable. Aroma came across as "hoppy" which matched the taste. A Good clear appearance and a fair length helped the scoring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Towey1989 (1899) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2015
Cask at The Cheshire Cheese, Buxton, Leek (Titanic) A clear golden colour with a medium white head. Aroma of grain, some caramel, slight lemon, subtle butter and spicy, floral hops. Taste of apple, some lemon, caramel, slight butter, subtle grain and spicy, earthy, floral hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A dryish, floral hop bitterness in the finish. Wasn’t sure at first as it tasted a little average and buttery but reviewing more got decent spicy, floral hops balanced well with some caramel. Ok.

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