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Crouch Vale Blackwater Mild

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Brewed by Crouch Vale
Style: Mild Ale
South Woodham Ferrers, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
Smooth and malty dark mild for drinking in quantity! Fruity and full.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (2004) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
Cask gravity at Fullerians Rugby club beer fest. Brown chestnut coloured pour with a loose off white head. Aroma is raisin and apple, brown caramel malt. Flavour is nutty malt berry and raisin fruits. Mid body .

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (1287) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2013
Cask@Charlies Bar, Cph - Dark brown pour with a small tan head. Roasted malts, dark fruits, floral and herbal nuances and slight spice. Some wood in there, burnt brown sugar, syrupy. Pretty good overall.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
witthatsbier (154) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2013
grainy nose with little else,dark brown cream coloured head that goes quickly,(due to beer being poured correctly without a tight sparkler therefore allowing flavour to thrive,taste is light malt with strong biitter flavour and finish

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Juicy grape esters, earthy hops and roasted malts converge in this suave Mild Ale, balanced out by leafy hop resins in the finish.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam surrounds the purplish darkness.
-Drinkability is very high.
-The flavour profile is never linear; there’s a lot going on in here.
-The aroma is not too revealing.
-Mouthfeel is lean and conducive to big gulps.
-The full flavour profile is very well put together.

On cask at Wenlock Arms.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grumbo (493) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2013
Cask at The Dove, Ipswich. Ruby black, frothy head. Blackcurrant and chocolate aroma. Medium body. Pretty good overall.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
k0mpsa (948) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2012
Draught at cask pub and kitchen, london. Black color with small white head. Aroma of serup and sweetness. Taste of roasted malts. Nice and light beer.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (3862) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Cask @ CPK. Pours a deep brown color with a tiny, tight tan head. The nose is roasted malts, some milk chocolate and red berry. Not a particularly big aroma. The taste is earthy peanut butter, some bitter leaf, mild vinous blackberry and a bit of wood. Hints of chocolate. Smooth, rich mouthfeel. Good flavor for 3.7%. Soft body. Overall, a pretty good mild.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (13360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2012
2nd June 2012
Cask at the The Sun Inn Summer Beer Festival, Kelvedon. Very dark brown - red beer. Good suddy tan head. Smooth dry palate. Very mild dark malt, not bitter or roasty. A little dark chocolate. A little bit of red berry fruits with a trace of orange. Finishes dry and smooth with a little coffee. Pretty decent mild.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2012
A - sweet caramel, fruit and light coffee A - dark with thin head T - light sweet and bitter P - mid to full O - o.k.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1317) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2011
First tasted this in the Bull Inn, Paisley in June 1994. Cask, handpump dispense. Dull black in colour with dark ruby highlights and a thin buff head. Strong roast malt in the long aroma. Thin oily mouthfeel and good lacing. Dark malts give a rich roast malt with black toast, this fades to give a sweet caramel and molasses flavour. Dusty hop resins gives a dry bitter aftertaste and this continues into a dry smokey almond finish. An excellent mild.


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