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Crouch Vale Essex Blonde

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

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Occasional - months of availability vary.
Superb use of East Kent Goldings hops, lager and wheat malts. Classy bit of stuff.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4292) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2008
Cask@Newark Beer Festival, 2008. Golden beer with a lightly grassy aroma and lightly hopped and dry flavour. Overall an average beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2008
Cask handpump @ Reading Beer Festival 2008.
Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel notes, moderate to light light heavy hoppy, lime. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, very nice and refreshing. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. (020508)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2008
A Mes rate: Gravicask at Reading Beer Festival.
pale gold colour. Lip smacking citric hops with some good earthy malt and a bitter finish. It’s a Crouch Vale golden ale, does exactly what it says on the tin. Not their best but still jolly good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2008
cask at paisley beer fest, pours blonde nose is spicey like a gewertztraminer grapefruit, honey flower, spice pepper and other. taste all equals the nose but is a bit watery for my taste on the palate. great spicyness to this ale though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2008
Cask at paisley beer fest. Alround rating: Everything i expect from a crouch vale beer, citrusy pale malt goodness. One of the few beers i had a pint of. The other beer brewers gold and amarillo.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11494) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 29, 2007
Cask at The Wenlock Arms. Citrus hop aroma. Misty gold color with white head. Great citrus start, turns a bit towards stone fruit, malt barely detectable. Nice, semi-dry, bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8311) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2006
Cask, Peterborough Fest 06. Bright gold with a small head. Aromas are fruity and hoppy with pine. Lots of mellow lemon with sweet hops. Flavours are spritzy lemon and apricot and pear. Light toasty malts with a light dry, bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nekronos (3646) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 5, 2006
More than just a Golden, it had some special and nice features. The foam is good and the way I like it.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2006
Cask at Peterborough BF ’06. Gold with a white head. Aroma of hops followed by a grapey, citrus taste that made this one of the festival highlights for me. Late surge of bitterness completes an excellent package.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 6, 2006
Cask, GBBF 06. Young Member’s Bar Crawl. Can’t read my writing on this one!


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