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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: 34   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (6656) - ITALY - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle oro leggermente velata buona schiuma persistente nado lupoolato resinoso lieve agrume ma non invasivo buon amaro decisamente beverina secca

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichTheVillan (4655) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2015
Bottle from Ales By Mail; clear amber pour with a thin white head, lemon aroma, taste has light caramel, light lemon, some biscuity malts.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
99smithsamuel (74) - - MAY 14, 2015
500ml bottle from ales by mail. Cloudy golden pour with a thick, frothy white head which heavily laced the glass. Citric, hoppy aromas. A definite lemon fragrance. Intensely hoppy flavour, some caramel sweetness, some grassiness and a bitter dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (5010) - 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 (3845) - 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 (4009) - 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 (7406) - 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 (4192) - 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 (5395) - 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 (14479) - 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.


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