Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Celt-Golden Crafted Ale

Celt's Golden Crafted Ale is sold in 500mL bottles and clocks in at a somewhat anemic 4.2%.  It hails from Caerphilly, Wales.  Upon opening, I was greeted by an enjoyable coppery aroma.  The Golden Craft Ale poured nicely; there was a moderate amount of head that laced nicely in the glass.  GCA was a cloudy goldenrod colour.
Taste-wise, the beer starts sweet and finishes bitter.  There is a significant amount of hoppiness.  Additionally, there is a definite citrus note that I was unable to place.  Fortunately, my stalwart brother happened by mid-pint as I was puzzling, and suggested grapefruit.  I think he nailed it.  The GCA ends with a pleasant aftertaste that sticks around for a while.

The Celt Golden Crafted Ale is a nice beer.  It isn't outstanding, but there really isn't much to dislike about it either.  It does lose some points because of its low alcohol content, but it gains back a little ground thanks to its spartan but attractive packaging.  Give this one a try, especially if it happens to be on sale.

Rating: 7.0 out of 10.   

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