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Crouch Vale First Gold

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Crouch Vale First Gold
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Formerly brewed at Crouch Vale
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
South Woodham Ferrers, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This year’s supply of First Gold hops represent a return to form for the variety, hence this beer’s comeback! Pale beer with classic English hop aroma, light biscuit mouthfeel and lip-smacking finish.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11278) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 3, 2009
Golden with a small, but lasting white head. Floral hops some grass and a hint of lime in the aroma. Very bitter with citrus and herbal hop flavours. It has the great Crouch Vale malt backbone to carry the hops, and a more pleasant bitterness than the amarillo.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2008
25 cl cask at Christian Firtal, Odense. Golden color, no head. Aroma is hoppy and malty. Flavor is sweet malt and some hoppy bitterness.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
renffisch (843) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2008
cask @ the wenlock. nose of earthy, and a bit farmy, citric hop. Yellow gold colour, little white rim, no lace. Very hoppy flavour with metallic undertones, medium to light bodied, floral. very dry uncomfortable mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (32113) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2008
From cask at Charlies. Pours clear and golden yellow with a lacing white and creamy head. Nice fruity hops aroma with light grapefruit and orange touch. Nice fruity hoppy flavour with a light caramel malt base. Ends with a lingering fruity accent and a growing dry bitterness. Leaves a nice lacing on the glass. Nice one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2008
Cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. A light golden beer with a lazing thin white head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of flowery hops. The flavor is sweet amtly with flowery notes of hops, leading to a slightly bitter finish. A simple but very nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10786) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2008
Cask at Christian IV. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Powerfull grasy hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter nice complex flavor. Moderate bitter average finish. Creamy palate. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2008
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Northamptonshire BF. A yellow blonde coloured beer with a whitish head. A nice citrus aroma with lemon and grapefruit. More citricity and great hops in the taste. Lemon flavours to the fore. Very nice indeed.


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