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Crouch Vale Apollo

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

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Occasional. Also available bottled.
Pale amber, hoppy beer made with US ’Apollo’ hops from Oregon with 19.5% alpha acid, which is quite a lot.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (4460) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2015
500ml bottle. Minimally cloudy goldn colour with average, thick, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Citrusy hoppy aroma on pale malty basis, notes of lemon biscuit an the like. Taste is citrusy fruity and bitter hoppy, a minimally watery mixture of peach, quince, lemon, lemon biscuit basis. Light, refreshing, very drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (3557) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2015
500ml bottle from Alesbymail. Orange brown, not much head. Resin grain vanilla aroma. Dry caramel grain flavour. A bit bland with dry aftertaste. Golden ale / bitter hybrid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (3568) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 8, 2015
Bottle at home from ales by mail
clear pale burnished gold, fluffy offwhite head. Fruity with dry bitterness, medium bodied and gentle carbonation. Clean with light shortcake, grassy hops becoming more citrussy down the glass.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6738) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2014
500 ml bottle. BBE 15 March 2015. Pours a copper amber colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of strong citrusy hops, orange pith, floral notes and grass. Flavour of really crisp citrusy bitterness, pungent herbal notes, very mild sweetness, some popcorn, biscuit and orange pith. Medium bodied and extremely high drinkability. Better than their Amarillo.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (2793) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2013
cask@Charlies bar, Copenhagen - Pours fuzzy orange with a medium white head. Fresh zesty citrus hoppy lovely ness, sweet malt and a great bitter finish. Beautiful stuff this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2013
Dr. Louise, Esbjerg, DK. Cask, 090713. Golden with small head. Aroma of malt and fruit. Flavour with honey and hop spices.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (13990) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2013
Cask. Cloudy dark amber colour. Good stable white head. The flavour is sweetish with an earthy and dusty note. Slightly rough bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2013
8th June 2013
The Sun Inn, Kelvedon. Summer Beer Fest. Clear gold beer, little bubbly white head. Palate is smooth and semi dry. Clean malt, not grainy. Nice Apollo hops. Medium strength. Citrus, a little marmalade and a trace of lemon. Dry finish with a marmalade bitter linger. Decent and drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (2111) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2013
Cask, CBC, brixton. Clear, deep gold colour with white fairly creamy head. Honey, biscuity sweet malt aroma. Some hops too but not as much as expected. Sweet toasted bread malt taste, honey again and fruit hops followed by some citrus bitterness. Well balanced and pretty tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (37269) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2012

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium orange colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, tropical fruit, grass. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120808]


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