Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Mid-Week Special Beer Review: Brewers Gold from Crouch Vale

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Today we have, as you can see from the dates on the pump clip, an oldie but a goodie: Brewers Gold from Crouch Vale. Who, incidentally, are yet ANOTHER fine Essex craft brewery. The Crouch is one of many rivers who have their estuary in this county and the vessel portrayed on the pump clip is a river barge. An iconic and well known site on many Essex rivers though not so much these days.

Brewers Gold is indeed a light gold ale that is full of fresh melon and elderflower. Not even remotely hoppy and rather sweet.  The flavours are lovely even if I prefer something with a bit more bite to it. It was Very refreshing and very thirst quenching after a seven mile hike in the Essex country side.

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I had this beer in the very picturesque Essex village of Horndon-on-the-Hill in a very picturesque pub called the Bell Inn. The Bell is very well known in these parts for their fantastic food.

We aren't talking standard pub fayre here. We are talking things that have Quail or Truffle in the recipe. They also have rooms so if you have walked slightly further than we did you can stay over. There is no train station in the village itself but you can get the train to Standfor-le-Hope and do the very easy walk 20-30 minutes up the hill from there.

The Beer in Review is a blog about beer. Mostly British beer because that is where I live. I post a review every week day. Make sure you check in on Friday which is when I reveal BEER. OF THE. WEEK!