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%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, - MAR 1, 2011
{thoughts} Crisp brew, a fine hope focus without being out of balance, though the aroma was on the timid side.

{elements} Brilliant straw hue; compact, sudsy white head. Soft, biscuity malts and bright apricot hops with a delicate ginger undertone. Lightly sweet, bright acidity, moderate bitterness; clean, fruity and lively. Creamy texture, soft carbonation, light bodied. 50cl bottle, best before November 2011.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (4789) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2016
Cask @ The Salopian. Pours clear amber, thin off white head. Taste smooth with good fruity moments, peach apricot they all get a look-in. Very good and flavoursome for a golden ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (4132) - Radom, POLAND - OCT 9, 2016
Super pachnace zlociste piwko z minimalna pianka, zlota i mglista barwa. Cudowny zapach passiflory. W smaku ananasy, landrynki, nieco wanilli iraz miodu akacjowego, wszystko wzbogacone subtelna goryczka w tle. Przyjemne delikatne ale zarazem wyraziste. Polecam

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (8175) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2016
On cask @ The Snowdrop, Lewes. Nice smooth floral beginning. Hints of grain, nice floralness with a smooth aftertaste. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (5798) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 7, 2016
500 ml. bottle. Pours a mostly clear pale gold with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus and malt. Taste is citrus, tropical, malt, and floral. Would be a nice summer beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (7375) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2016
Small white head. Slightly hazy yellow body. Floral minty toffee aroma with sugary pine needle notes. Dry-sweet spicy peas and flowers taste with toffee notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, flat mouthfeel. Dryish orangey peas aftertaste with mealy floral notes. Odd, and in parts its great. Grew on me as I drank. Surprisingly Lithuanian. (0.568l cask, at Charlies Bar, Copenhagen.)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
teorn88 (7206) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2015
Cask at CBC SMA, London. It pours a clean golden color with small white head. Aroma is grains and starch with light biscuit. Taste is crisp and medium sweet biscuity with grains and traw. Light bodied with a soft carbonation. Overall, meh

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LoneR (31) - - SEP 29, 2015
Very little on the nose discernible. Very clear, almost a washed out look to the beer. Not too bitter, a beer to enjoy that could quite easily be quaffable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (9808) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 28, 2015
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear gold with a thick white head. High carbonation. Aromas of butterscotch and lemon. Taste is lemon, astringent malt. Thin finish. Disappointing. Probably better on cask, to be fair.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2015
Cask at Roebuck, Leek. Pours pale gold with white head. Some citrus, light fruit, bit of biscuit. Decent gold.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (2116) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2015
Cask at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) A clear golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma is fruity of grape, lemon zest, sweet honey and some spicy hops. Taste of grape, slight melon, lemon, maybe some orange, honey, subtle biscuit, caramel and spicy, floral hops. Light bodied and flat to soft carbonation. A bittersweet, honeyed, floral hop finish. Really surprised by this, complex for a golden ale. Little sweet and flat but nice.

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