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

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Cask: Pretty much a permanently available beer now. Very pale with delicious Amarillo hops, therefore earthily aromatic and highly drinkable. Yakima Valley is the area of Washington State in which the hops are grown. pron: YAK’-i-maw


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SzopPiwosz (154) - - AUG 27, 2014
Piana: Bardzo drobnopęcherzykowa, sztywna, beżowa. Warstwa około 5 mm - nalane niemal po brzeg szklanki. Kolor: Klarowne bursztynowe. Zapach: Intensywnie kwiatowy, owocowe estry, nieco przypieczonego biszkoptu. Smak: Bardzo rześkie, owocowo-kwiatowe. Dość wytrawne. Tekstura: Wybitnie gładkie, kremowe. Lekko cierpkie. Nasycenie: W zasadzie zerowe. Goryczka: Średnio-wysoka. Pijalność: Ekstremalnie wysoka. Drugie było własnie Yakima Gold. Mam takie wrażenie, że nawet jeśli okazałoby się paskudne, to ja i tak bym się nim zachwycał. A to z takiego powodu, że pierwszy raz dane mi było przebywać w pubie na terenie Zjednoczonego Królestwa, a tym bardziej pić piwo z nalewaka z ręczną pompą. Pubu specjalnie nie szukałem. Akurat byliśmy przy Oxford Street, pubów było dość sporo, rozglądałem się jedynie za napisami w stylu "cask ales" czy "real ales". [...] Piwo wywarło na mnie piorunujące wrażenie, choć teraz z perspektywy czasu wiem, że okoliczności przyrody na pewno mu w tym pomogły. Na uwagę zasługiwał na pewno bardzo intensywny, jaśminowy zapach uzupełniony brzoskwiniowymi estrami oraz fantastyczna konsystencja - praktycznie zerowe nasycenie i niezwykłą kremowość budowały fantastyczną pijalność tego piwa.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McTapps (4142) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JAN 2, 2014
Pours out of the bottle in a quite clear (with little pieces in) golden colour with low airy head and medium body. Wonderful aroma of hops and citrus. Taste of fresh hops, citrus, grass, spruce, flowers, nuts and honey. Wonderful to drink and I specially like that fresh touch at it. Highly quaffable and enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14542) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 30, 2011
bottle at home ... golden yellow amber ... big bright white head ... soft sweet orange floral hop nose ... crisp bitter front ... lots of citrus hop ... orange and lemon ... light sweetness ... refreshing and tasty ... little salty bitterness in linger

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnRMurdoch (3295) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2011
Bottle from Ales By Mail. Pale golden yellow colour, good head. Citrus & tropical fruit aroma. Flavour biscuit, cereal & citrus fruit. Quite dry. Good but I expected more.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
will1 (140) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2012
Salisbury winterfest. Very pale, hazy. Aromas and tastes hoppy-grapefruit and hints of honey.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7475) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2013
Cask handpump at FFTMC, Oxford on the KBO Christmas night out Monday 9th December 2013 Can’t believe that I hadn’t rated this? Anyway had two pints of this tonight, absolutely lovely. Straw coloured, excellent clarity, sparkling, it looks marvellous good temperature, small white head atop. It’s simple, it’s fruity, crisp and finishes dry, the amarillo is not quite the fashionable hop it once was with new kid’s on the block but it’s still a corker when used in this fashion. A7 A5 T8 P4 Ov15 3.9

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MichaelAwesome (4142) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle shared with McTapps. That order from the UK semms to have some good piwos in. Wonderful fresh hops combined with a fine grassy aroma and grass with some hay. Quaffy, refreshing, honest one. Wonderful.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8726) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2011
Cask conditioned handpump Wenlock Arms London. A yellow beer with a whitish ring of bubbles. Good citrussy hops in both the mouth and nose. A decent balancing dose of malts. Oranges and lemons. A bit of spicy sting. Very tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (4647) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2012
Cask @ CPK. Golden body with a tiny white head. The nose is acidic sweet lemon, cut grass and some mildly menacing funk. The taste is tangy skunky hops. Lemon rind and cheesy funky yeastiness. Sweet citrus. Quite dirty in a good way. The finish is dry and refreshingly bitter. Very drinkable smooth body. Light. Silky soft carbonation. Very nice from Crouch Vale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nulptr (114) - SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2013
Cask at Bow Bar. Pale straw color, translucent. Lovely hop nose. Grapefruit explosion, I love it. This one is all citrus but does it well.


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