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


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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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.

wunderbier's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, - MAR 1, 2011
{thoughts} Crisp brew, a fine hope focus without being out of balance, though the aroma was on the timid side.

{elements} Brilliant straw hue; compact, sudsy white head. Soft, biscuity malts and bright apricot hops with a delicate ginger undertone. Lightly sweet, bright acidity, moderate bitterness; clean, fruity and lively. Creamy texture, soft carbonation, light bodied. 50cl bottle, best before November 2011.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (3570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Cask at the Grey Horse. Pours golden, nose is full of toffee, taste is sweet, chewy, light fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (11486) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2014
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Clear pale golden beer, small head. Malty caramel aroma, toffee, citrus, grapes, syrup, peach notes. Hoppy citrus flavor, pepper, grass, floral notes, raisins, some caramel.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
gunnfryd (11219) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is wort, toffee, malt. Flavour is wort, butterscotsch, malt, hop, pine. Boring beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mtu71 (116) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle. Two finger ivory head, some lace. Clear pale gold. Multiple fruits on aroma. Grassy, hoppy taste. Very refreshing.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rand (1299) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle 500 ml from PS. Pale golden beer, short head. Fruity aromas, citrus, lemon, red berries with to the taste, soft tones of toffy, spices, tropical fruits and white pepper. Average bitterness and dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (923) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
Cask at the Elm Tree, Cambridge. Clear gold, with a gentle loose white head. Honey, toast and gooseberry/kiwi aroma. Sweet, juicy, clean taste. A bit of sour-bitterness in the finish and aftertaste. It’s a well-made golden beer but not the best I’ve had in this style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (5001) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
Cask - Biscuit malts and a light fruitiness. Pale gold with a nice white head. Light malts with an earthy hoppiness. I don’t get the tropical fruits at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Toomio (244) - Joensuu, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Sahtinen ja hiivainen synttäri-illan olut. Ei minkään tekijäks. Aromia on kuitenkin jonkin verran.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (1715) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2014
The M&S one. Light haze. Straw colour. Thin, lasting, white head. Fusty lemon. Grainy malt. Light, heather honey. Taste has some sweetness at first. Grainy dry. Light bitter. Light, oily palate. Finish is light sweet. Light dry. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (2381) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle from m&s as their own label. Pale golden beer with medium head. Aroma of tropical fruits and malts. Taste is honey, light malts, hoppy fruit and floral. Oily mouthfeel. Good and very easy to drink.

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