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St Andrews Crail Ale

St Andrews Crail Ale
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Brewed by St Andrews
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Glenrothes, Scotland


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 2.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Our Pale Ale was named and first brewed to celebrate Crail Food Festival 2012. A bright golden ale with long lasting citrus and floral flavours especially good when relaxing on a nice day with mates and sampling some wonderful fresh fish and I can testify to that!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nisse666 (4101) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle from Sainsbury cons 2014-07-10 Uddingston AR: bready, caramel, pruns AP: clear pale bronz, fizzy/frothy cream orange head F: bready, passion fruit, dried peach, medium bitterness, dry

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MalcolmTucker (722) - SCOTLAND - APR 12, 2014
Bottle. Faint cereal aroma. Light lemon and cornflake flavour. Boring but perfectly drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19233) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2014
Bottled. Hazy golden, mid sized head. Fruity nose. Mid dry with body and rounded, spritzy mouthfeel. Fruity and grassy with salty bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (2924) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2013
500ml bottle at home. Hazy golden yellow, big white head, high carbonation keeps it there. Aromas are cereal, honey, light lemon citrus. More lemon on the taste, decent balance, but overall a bit thin and dull.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jamestulloch (1280) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 1, 2013
Bottle from BBC Good Food show. Hazy orange body with a thin white head. Average carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of honey, wood and straw. Dull flavour of caramel and wood. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft carbonation. A bit bland and boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (2757) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2013
Cask by handpump at Troon Beer Festival - hazy golden, very thin bubbly head, weak citrus hop aroma, no lacing, sweet, fruity, soft carbonation, sweet fruity finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
cthomas2390 (213) - Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Pours hazy gold with reasonalbe carb. Fruity hop and yeast aromas as well as some caramel. Balanced profile, with a good body. Restrained hop bitterness comes thru at the end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brigadier (2890) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2013
500 ml bottle
Not a terrible beer, this is simply one I found myself indifferent about. It has no major flaws. At the same time it has no compelling reason to be picked over the myriad of other safe golden ales available at almost any pub in the UK. Buy one out of curiosity but don’t expect too much.

Aroma / Appearance - The transparent base has a golden tint that makes it easy to pick up on the active carbonation. A rich white head takes its time settling down. The nose is very mild. With effort comes cereal grains and light citrus notes. It isn’t as terrible as the mass produced stuff but neither is it compelling.

Flavor / Palate - Lemonade with a squeeze of fresh lemon tickles the senses. A few seconds later it is gone. The dull finish tries to hang around but like a summer thunderstorm disappears almost as quickly as it appears. Unremarkable and safe this beer is best consumed only to knock out another Scottish scalp.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gunnfryd (10268) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2013
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, hop, citrus. Flavour is fruit, malt, hop, citrus. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jd543 (390) - SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2013
Golden colour with a thin white head. Light hoppy aroma, with a bit of citrus. Flavour is sweet and bitter lightly balanced. Could have a bit more depth, but definitely very drinkable.

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