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

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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available in filtered bottle.
A gorgeous premium golden ale with wonderful aroma and a lasting spicy flavour.<

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rodders (137) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2009
(Tap at Fat Cat, Norwich) Chose this expecting something special after reading reviews on here. Wasnt disappointed. Looked a golden orange with a small head. Smell was unusual flowery hops - must be the amarillo, not a hop Ive had before. Strong rich aroma which was very pleasant. Good distinctive hop taste, quite bitter but still very refreshing. Well balanced, light enough for the summer days, very drinkable and very tasty!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kestral (506) - rnes, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2009
Cask. Golden yellow, small fizzy head. Aroma of sweet orange, funk, reminded me a bit of sweat. Might have been a bit off. Flavour was packed with citrus and other sweet fruits, grassy notes, and quite a bit of sweet malts, almost brown sugar. A bit thin and could use a bit more carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 28, 2009
Cask at The Wenlock Arms. Pale golden, small head. Potent herbal aroma, followed by more herbs and grass.Like drinking a newly mown lawn. Uncompromisingly bitter. An extra special bitter indeed.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alphadelic (2220) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2009 London Drinker 25: Though it is pale and weak looking with a flea-bitten head it really packs a punch. Big pink grapefruit with sweet satsumas assault the nose with their crisp acidity. The big flavours balance perfectly in the mouth. Light barnyard flavours with hearty cereals and those fruity hops once more all fighting for your attention. A tingly brew with a refreshing finish. Very nice and expertly brewed. Bottle: It loses some of the intensity here but the delightful pink grapefruit is still great and gives it such a refreshing bite.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thedees (15) - ENGLAND - APR 3, 2009
Bottle 500ml. Off gold with a slight haze. Extremely easy to drink with a low carbonation. Juicy hops prevail, slight malt flavours. A good translation of what is an excellent cask beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bman1986 (173) - Broadstairs, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2009
Hazy amber coloured beer. Very attractive in glass with nice white head. Aroma is mainly hops with a little citrus. Flavour is much the same really with added cruity flavours. Exceptionally smooth and very easy to drink. A very pretty beer in all respects.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (9759) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JAN 19, 2009
[bottle] Hazy, pale golden colour with a short foamy white layer. Hoppy, slightly citrus-fruity and piney aroma. Moderately bitter flavour, light to medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Hops accented taste, slightly woody with notes of citrus and pineapples, dry mouthfeel, moderately bitter finish with an aromatic hoppy blend [22.XII.08].

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (10456) - Bochum, Porř, GERMANY - DEC 24, 2008
Bottle. Hazy, golden, loose and lacy white head. solid aromatic-hoppy, almost piney nose. Moderate to solid bitter-sweet flavour, light to medium bodied. Lingering solid bitter-sweet finish with a good touch of pineapple. Fine stuff........

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Served by hand-pumped cask at the Wenlock Arms in northern London. Pours a pale golden orange color with white foam head the forms into very slight lacing. Aroma consists mainly of citrus and earthy hop notes. This is a very crisp and quaffable ale. Citrus and earthy hops balanced by slight malt backbone. Very refreshing. I wish there were more places that sold real ale in the states.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedoulequeen07 (135) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2008
Cask @ Blackfriars. This beer is tasty stuff. A golden beer with small froathy head. It has a nice citrus fruit aroma, slight grapefruit and pine with floarl hop character. Flavour is similar with a sweet biscuity malt background ending with a sharp dry bitter finish. Very drinkable and packed full of flavour for its percentage. A winner from Crouch Vale


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