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%
Cask; Regular. Also available in filtered bottle.
A gorgeous premium golden ale with wonderful aroma and a lasting spicy flavour.<

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (12237) - Troms, NORWAY - APR 25, 2017
A 500ml bottle bought at Queens Head in Chelmsford and shared with Finn back home. A bright warm golden body. Stable white head. Spotty lacing. Modest aroma of floral hops. Well blended taste of leafy hops and restrained caramel malts. Rounded, drying bitter tail. Medium bodied. Classic British brew, nice and tasty (Troms 24.04.2017).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (3034) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2017
Cask Pint at Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico, London in Feb 2010 - Pale yellowy gold. Citrus hoppy aroma. Very citrus-fruity (grapefruit, lemon & tropical fruits). Very hoppy (floral & grassy hops). Solid Malty base (sweet malts, caramel). Very citrus fruity hoppy throughout. Dry bitter hoppy finish. Wonderfully balanced; tangy citrus fruits, grassy hops, sweet malts. Enjoyed this a lot. Lovely beer. Nice pint! (2010-02)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (2889) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2016
Handpull cask at the Kingston Arms, Cambridge. Deep gold, clear with almost no head. Smells vaguely of citrus and peaches but theres a spicy/soapy hint. Very bitter throughout and not particularly balanced. The Amarillo hop is left to run rampant. Bitter soapiness in the long finish. Its alright but quite messy. Too many problems to justify a higher score.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (7309) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2016
500 ml bottle, from Ales by Mail. ABV is 5.0%. Golden colour, low white head. Pleasant aroma of spicy and fruity Amarillo hops. The flavour is mid between sweet and dry, with juicy and spicy hops throughout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
PMgep (275) - Lund, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2016
Old rating, transferred to ratebeer. Golden color, white head. Some hoppy flavor but missing something

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (9117) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - AUG 28, 2016
Cask at the Alma Inn, Harwich. Poured a clear straw colour with a thin broken white head. The aroma is big citrus fruit grass bucket hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a crisp refreshing, light fruity hop bitter, light pepper spice palate. Medium to light bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Werckmeister (3040) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - AUG 23, 2016
0,5l bottle at home shared by 3 from alesbymail. BB May / 2017. golden clear color, small white head. smells buttery, light cardboard, peppery, light sweetness, hints of fruits. medium body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes honey, citirc, peppery, tobacco, leathery, a bit old hoppy, even bit alcoholic. finishes medium bitter with honey, tobacco and light cardboard. rather harsh bitterness, overall not a fan, maybe I got an old bottle, but not a fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Smithld1 (271) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2016
Cask rake. Perfectly doable golden ale. A bit part for me but perfectly OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (7647) - Rimini, ITALY - MAY 26, 2016
Cask at CBC CG, London. It pours a clean golden color with a medium white head. Aroma is crispy grainy and crackery with light floral and spicy notes. Taste is medium sweet upfront with notes of biscuit stone fruit and melon then turns mildly bitter and crispier with notes of citrus peel and grass. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, decent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DonKromann (112) - DENMARK - JAN 15, 2016
From cask. Pours golden. Aroma is citrusy with hops. Taste is hops, pine and citrus. Very good.

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