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

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RATINGS: 257   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular; Bottle: Filtered
Champion Best Bitter at the Great British Beer Festival 2003, this is a pale, refreshing and hoppy beer with gorgeous aromas of tropical fruits. Now multi-award winning!
Supreme Champion Beer of Britain at the Great British Beer Festival 2005 and 2006.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rand (1520) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle 500 ml from PS. Pale golden beer, short head. Fruity aromas, citrus, lemon, red berries with to the taste, soft tones of toffy, spices, tropical fruits and white pepper. Average bitterness and dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (4643) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2014
The M&S one. Light haze. Straw colour. Thin, lasting, white head. Fusty lemon. Grainy malt. Light, heather honey. Taste has some sweetness at first. Grainy dry. Light bitter. Light, oily palate. Finish is light sweet. Light dry. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (2589) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
Cask at the Elm Tree, Cambridge. Clear gold, with a gentle loose white head. Honey, toast and gooseberry/kiwi aroma. Sweet, juicy, clean taste. A bit of sour-bitterness in the finish and aftertaste. Its a well-made golden beer but not the best Ive had in this style.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (4229) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle from m&s as their own label. Pale golden beer with medium head. Aroma of tropical fruits and malts. Taste is honey, light malts, hoppy fruit and floral. Oily mouthfeel. Good and very easy to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mtu71 (364) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle. Two finger ivory head, some lace. Clear pale gold. Multiple fruits on aroma. Grassy, hoppy taste. Very refreshing.

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2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Toomio (559) - Joensuu, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Sahtinen ja hiivainen synttri-illan olut. Ei minkn tekijks. Aromia on kuitenkin jonkin verran.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4225) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle as Marks & Spencer SingleVariety Hop Hallertau Brewers Gold - Pale Gold in colour with slight head. Hoppy aroma with citrus and spice, taste has this too but with malts and a moderate bitter finish.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
gunnfryd (14380) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is wort, toffee, malt. Flavour is wort, butterscotsch, malt, hop, pine. Boring beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (13561) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
Cask - Biscuit malts and a light fruitiness. Pale gold with a nice white head. Light malts with an earthy hoppiness. I dont get the tropical fruits at all.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrTipple (3924) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2014
Aroma: honey, light caramel malts. Appearance: clear gold, medium white frothy head. Taste: mild sweet. Palate: very fruity, light sweets continue, very light bitters coming up, making it very refreshing Overall: incredibly nice Golden Ale, very smooth, nicely sweet, extremely drinkable. Pint at The Dove Pub, London Fields.


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