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Crouch Vale Riwaka

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

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Made with super, aromatic hops of the same name from the South Island, New Zealand. Powerful citrussy grapefruit aromas and a golden amber colour.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34232) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2013

Cask (handpump) @ Charlies Bar, Pilestraede 33, Copenhagen, Denmark.

ABV: 4.0%. Clear medium orange yellow colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity, biscuity malt, moderate to light heavy hoppy, citrus, light grapefruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, fruity, peel bitter, biscuity malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130427]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2013
Cask. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is malt, mango, tropical fruit, citrus and grapefruit. Flavour is malt, tropical fruit, citrus and grapefruit.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11025) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2013
Hazy golden with a lasting white head. Aroma of fruit and berries with a grainy note. Dry and fruity flavour with a good hoppy finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
Cask @ Christian Firtal Pale Ale Festival, Odense 2013. Pours clear yellow with a white head. Smooth and spicy hoppy nose and flavor. Grassy and herbal. Dry bitter finish. Quite nice although this isn’t my fav. hop. Kick ass brewery!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jensgam (148) - , DENMARK - MAY 9, 2013
Cask from C4, aroma is slightly sweet with a nice hop aroma. Flavour is malt with bread caracter. Nice fruity and citrusy hop aroma.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20569) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2013
Cask at Charlies. Clear amber coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of hops and pine needles with notes of sulfur. Fruity flavour of grass, hops and pine needles. Hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30713) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 18, 2013
From cask at Charlies. Pours clear and golden orange with a small, creamy and thick white head. Aroma is mild peachy hops. Fruity, crisp and light citrusy. Smooth peachy, mild citrusy and crisp hoppy. Fruity sweet impression, yet bitter into the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29107) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2013
Cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. A hazy golden beer with a white head. The aroma has notes of citrus fruits, peaches, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, citrus fruits, peaches, and a bit of pineapples leading to a lightly bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jackl (4312) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Cask @ CPK. The pour’s light amber with a small head. The nose is cake dough, some piss, sweet citrus fruits (grapefruit etc). Mild singed grass. The taste is much the same, with accents of slick artificial bitter. Pissy citrus abounds. Some cake dough. Lightly bitter finish. Soft body, fine carbonation. Overall, I think this had just a hint of diacetyl about it. It’s unfortunate, as there’s really no margin for off flavors in a single hop golden ale. Merely OK, not a stand out from this usually commendable brewery.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6238) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2013
Cask at Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell. It pours golden yellow with a small white head. The nose is dough, pithy citrus, grapefruit, corn, faint floral and a touch of menthol. The taste is dough, nachos, pithy citrus, grapefruit, light soap, nice bitterness and floral notes with a dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Easy drinking and pretty tasty, but I don’t like the light corn aspect.


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