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

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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Cask: Regular; Bottle: Filtered
Champion Best Bitter at the Great British Beer Festival 2003, this is a pale, refreshing and hoppy beer with gorgeous aromas of tropical fruits. Now multi-award winning!
Supreme Champion Beer of Britain at the Great British Beer Festival 2005 and 2006.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kavu (2069) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 1, 2013
0,5l bottle @ Vihreä Haltiatar. Pours clear golden with a low head. Aroma is malts with some honey and fruits. Flavor is malts with a hint of fruits and a slightly hoppy finish. Good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhammaren (989) - FINLAND - NOV 1, 2013
.5l bottle @ Vihreä Haltiatar Pours clear golden with low head. Aroma is hops, strawberry, malts, pepper. Flavor is malts, some hops, fruits. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Osprey87 (1363) - WALES - OCT 12, 2013
Cask at the Dove on Broadway Market. Golden yellow, clear with some suspended particles, foamy white head. Smell - citrus, kiwi. Body is medium, lowish carbonation. Taste is more refreshing citrus, nice level of floral bitterness, dry, light toffee. A morish British bitter. Stupidly drinkable and my pint disappeared very quickly.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tiong (3610) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2013
500ml bottle from Ales by Mail

BBE MAY14 - Pours clear golden with a bubbly white head. Aroma of crisp grainy malts, citrus and grassy hops. Taste is grainy, malty and slightly grassy with hints of fruits. Finish is a bit stuffy and light bodied with hints of grainy malts and buttery grassy bitterness. A bit unbalanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dynamiteninja (1467) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2013
Bottle. Yellow gold body. Medium white head. Good retention. Sparkling body. Nose is strawberries, perfume, lemon, Fruit Salad sweets, tropical fruit, slight caramel notes, spice, pepper. Bitter. Bitter finish. Drinkable and refreshing. Delicious, but dare I say it, these single hop beers can be a little one dimensional.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rob_D_UK (667) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2013
Pours a very pale golden colour with a white head. Smell is very sweet, almost smells like honey to me. Crisp hoppy taste with just the right amount of bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (2708) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 12, 2013
Cask by handpump at State Bar, Glasgow - clear yellow, thin off-white head, floral, sweet malty aroma, poor lacing, sweet malty, bit of fruit, refreshing, easy to drink

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1241) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2013
Malty, quite sweet, well hopped with a strong streak of citrus in the finish. Lovely golden ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MannyGoldberg (160) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
Cask at The Harp- 4th August. Bright golden colour with just enough carbonation. Medium head which diminishes leaving a bit of lacing around the mouth of the glass. Zesty tangy notes on the nose. Flavour is bright and ultra refreshing with just the right amount of bitterness. Every time I see this on cask it's a no-brainer that I'm going to order a pint. Especially from a pub such as this, who's cellaring skills can do it justice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2013
The camel, Bethnal green. A lovely light gold English beer, woody and quite sweet, lemon and coriander.


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