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

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11021) - Odense, - MAY 11, 2013
Hazy golden with a lasting white head. Fruity aroma with lots of citrus, some grassy and herbal notes. Sweetish fruity flavour with lots of citrus


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mile (2857) - 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 (762) - 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 (6134) - 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 (1929) - 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 (8585) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (10755) - DENMARK - MAR 12, 2014
Bottlr, 3.9%. Slightly hazy deep golden with medium off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, citrus, little peach and grapefruit. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, citrus, grapefruit, little sweet, little pine and medium bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (5612) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
Cask @ Cockney Pub. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, light sweetness, citrus, orangepeel. Flavor is malt, bisquits, peach, citrus, orangepeel, light grapefruit. Medium body, light oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation and a light bitter finish. 010314

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (2337) - FINLAND - DEC 4, 2013
Bottled. Pours pale golden in color with a massive whitish head. Orange peel, biscuit, sweetish hay in aroma. Bitter grapefruityness and lemony juicyness in taste at first. Quite dry with bitter notes and citrus fruityness in finish. Quaffable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12334) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
Cask@Charlies Bar, CPH 3.5.2013 Clear golden-amber color, decent white head. Citrus and honey in the nose. Nice Citra nose. Light bodied. Wood, citrus. Good session beer, perhaps too watery for my liking. But good Crouch Valley standard.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joe19612 (1801) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
GBBF 2013. Pours a golden yellow colour, aroma has grapefruit, taste is bitter and all citrus with a dry fruity finish.


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