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Craggie Battery Hill Bitter

Craggie Battery Hill Bitter
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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
A Golden ale fermented with 4 British ale yeast strains and generously hopped using American, English and Slovenian Golding varieties. ABV: 4.2%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2011
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty weak grainy caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with hints of hops. Has a fruity malty grainy caramel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2011
On tap at Porter’s, Raleigh. Pale cloudy golden pour, modest carbonation and not the creamy wonder I was hoping for. Weird rank yeast thing in the nose, along with some moderately fragrant hops. Mouthfeel is a bit too watery, as the weakish appearance indicated. Flavors are almost like those of a fairly spicy pale, with a slight hint of tea in the finish. Miles better than the first Craggie beer I had but still no great shakes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Deep golden orange pour. Bitter but not very well balanced. Perhaps a little bit soapy?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChainGangGuy (4808) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Appearance: Pours a hazed, dull-looking, dark tan body with a wee, white head. Smell: Earthy, herbal-toned hops folded in amongst some muddled malts, a trace of zesty rye, and a bit of fruitiness. Taste: Upfront bready malts with a light but persistent rye grain spiciness. Faintly sweet. Estery fruitiness along with a light tartness. Herbaceous, spicy hops with a complimentary level of bitterness. Earthy, dry finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation. Drinkability: Eh, it’s OK. Of what seems to be Craggie’s main line-up, their Antebellum Ale and Battery Hill came up a bit short with me, with their Toubab Brewe being the clear-cut winner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldGrowth (3266) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2011
at the Bier Garden in Asheville, Good aroma, sweet. Malty. little sour. Green apple, toasted grain. Hazed brownish orange color, no head, no lace. Bitter flavor. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel, bitter dry finish. Tasty, solid brew. Little odd tart streak about it, but nice session brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3772) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a hazy/cloudy orange with a white head. Aroma of rye, bitter and citrusy hops. Flavor of rye, caramel malt, light pale malts with some bitter hops. Tasty stuff, plenty of rye. 7/4/8/4/15 [3.8/5]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Draught at the brewpub. Pours a very cloudy gross light brown with tiny offwhite head. The flavor is very citrusy with a weird peach note and unpleasant soapy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2010
on tap-pours a light tan head with cloudy orange/amber color. Aroma is orange/pine, some medium malt-caramel. Taste is orange zest/pine hop bite, rye bite, some medium malt-bready. Finishes on the light side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
j12601 (9562) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Had this while camping at BCTC this year. Pours a hazy gold brown. Soft citrus, caramel, and a touch vegetal. A bit thin, slightly vegetal again. Toast, sweet. Long slow gentle bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (5910) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Growler, via argo0. Pours a hazy golden amber body with a small wispy white head. A little bit of rye on the nose with some English hops and a touch of ale fruitiness. This actually reminds me a bit of brewed iced tea as far as the aroma goes. The flavor is a little thin, some tea like notes, light English hops, some light rye spice, and what tastes like a little caraway maybe. Light bodied with fizzy carbonation and a little lingering hops. OK, but not one that will wow ya.

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