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

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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Cask; Special - Wonderful, refreshing zesty aromas top off a pale, light biscuity body. Sweetness and bitterness combine in a hugely satisfying session beer.


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9646) - Tallinn, - SEP 21, 2012
Gravicask (PBBF2012, Thurs)
6+ Sweet mango. Anna gets lemony artichoke dip.
3 Bold gold, small light head.
6+ Light, milky grains, nice hoppy citrus bite.
4- Soft palate, carbonation low. Citrussy finish.
13 Simple, but high quality, pale bitter. Could have been hoppier.


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DroolYeast (298) - Aalborg, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2014
Cask @ the wharf in Aalborg. Aroma of hops and yeast. Clear amber with tiny white head. Moderate bitterness, moderate sweetness. Medium body, watery texture, long bitter finish, light carbonation.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EdKing (1985) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2014
Cask at the Craft #100 at CBC Clapham. Clear amber, white light foam head. Nose is very grainy, barley grain, grain husk, cereal, honey, bit of malt vinegar and fustiness. Taste is grainy, cereal husk, honey, as above but with hop bitter. Bit of sulphur. Not that great condition as probably too warm. Will come back to re-rate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5541) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2014
Cask (The Harp, Charing Cross) - Golden in colour. Gooseberries, lemon and grapefruit in the aroma. Hoppy yet nicely balanced taste with grapefruit, lemon, gooseberries and peach detected.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9990) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2014
Cask at Craft Holborn, 27/08/14. Clear golden amber with a well appointed off white covering. Nose is citric peel, hoppy vibes, pale malt, grass, light orange strains. Taste comprises orange pith, mango, hint of pine, lemon rind, straw. Medium bodied, fine to soft carbonation, light hop bitterness in the close. Solid hoppy cask GB veering towards SIPA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (7236) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2014
Cask at Dronning Louise. High creamy and lasting off-white head. Hazy yellow body. Mild fruity lemon aroma and flavor. Low carbonation, long sweet finish. Little hops bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mile (3131) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle. Light golden, hazy, small to average and mostly diminishing head. Light to moderate, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, faint caramel and light tropical fruitiness and some citrus - grassy hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, faint caramel light tropical fruitiness and citrus hoppyness. Finish is short to average, malty and dryish, light tropical fruitiness, some citrus - grassy hoppyness. OK well hopped and dryish golden ale, although body is bit thin.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sarpa (952) - FINLAND - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle 50cl from AbM @ home. Pours almost clear golden with a fluffy white head. Citrus and tropical fruits in the aroma. Fruity flavor, dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (6526) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2014
Cask-conditioned at the Three Tuns, Bristol, February 2014. Deep gold with a tight white head. Big, tangerine and lemon aroma, with a grassy edge. Flavour had crisp, biscuity malts, more citrus fruit and led to a dryish finish. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evergreen0199 (2144) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2014
Cask at The Rising Sun, Berkhamsted, Herts. A golden coloured pour with a thin white head on top. Hoppy, malty, citrus aroma. Tastes similar, hoppy, citrus, malty, slight bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
Cask conditioned handpump Coach & Horses Wellingborough 17/03/14. A golden coloured beer with a white head. Great Citra citrussy hoppiness in the nose. Lovely flavours in the mouth. Good bitterness. A bit soapy and a bit of lavender too for some reason. On the chewy side surprisingly but tasty. Nice stuff.


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