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


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RATINGS: 243   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (5283) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2014
Bottle from Marks & Spencer under their own store branding. Blonde with a very thin head. It’s a very hoppy pale ale with a fair bitterness to it alongside some obvious tropical fruits. It’s also very flora in its aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresthepath (1708) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2014
Bottle that Dad shared- cheers! Deep gold with a light fizz. Tastes of pineapple and custard and floral perfume. Interesting and unusual flavours but very drinkable with a decent body. Lives up to it’s reputation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kufdam (159) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2014
568ml bottle from Marks and Spencer in Earley. Golden ale. Honeyish with apple and toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (2888) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle from M&S. This is a very pale hazy golden beer with honey and tropical fruit flavours, citrus notes and a slight woody and zesty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2014
Bottle as M&S Single Hop Hallertau Brewers Gold - Pale Gold in colour. Hoppy; citrus and spicy hops, moderate bitterness. Fruity; tropical fruits. Malty; biscuity malts, caramel, hint of honey. Nice hop/fruit/malt balance. Moderately bitter hoppy fruity throughout. Very drinkable. Nice Golden Ale!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martin243 (848) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2014
500ml bottle at home, Beautiful golden sparkling body with a white head;.as much caramel as tropical fruit in the aroma, like a winning combination of toffee and dried mango. lovely refreshing floral hops, still with the caramel malt and tropical fruit. medium sweet with pleasant astringency in the finish. Really nice beer that I would love to try on draught on a sunny day in a quiet pub garden near a river.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle given to me by a friend. Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, rich fruity hops, peach, mango, grass, little citrus. Flavor is malt, caramel, little yeasty biscuit, grass, fruity hops, peach, light citrus. Thin body, soft carbonation. Light bodied, refreshing and easy drinking beer, but just seemed to be a watered down American IPA but I liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (5431) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 3, 2014
Cask at the Fat Cat, Colchester. Poured a clear light amber with a thin broken white head. The aroma is weak malt weak hop. The flavour is medium bitter light sweet with a weak watery malt hop slightly fruity palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3017) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2014
Bottled. Pours clear golden with an average, lacing white head. Aroma of citrus notes, floverish hops and caramel. Sweet flavor that ends nice bitter. Medium bodied, oily text. and soft carb. A very nice IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (11566) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2013 Bottle at home, as M&S single hop Hallertau BG, 25/12/13. Very lightly hazed golden with moderate off white pondage atop the glass. Nose is floral hops, citric fruit, lemon zest, candied sugars, perfumed notes, orange sherbet. Taste comprises orange peel, mandarin, floral hops, bitter citrics, zingy lemon, straw. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, clean finish. Solid GB but far superior on cask.

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