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Crouch Vale Blackwater Mild

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


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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
Cask; Regular.
Smooth and malty dark mild for drinking in quantity! Fruity and full.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (6866) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
Cask @ Three Pigeons, Halifax. Very dark red with a creamy off-white head. Has a light floralness alongside some very mild dark malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MissPxx (937) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2015
Gorgeous dark colour. Quite thin with a very short head. Lovely chocolatey arms and a bitter taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (1803) - Stuntney, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2014
Cask @ Engineers Arms, Henlow. Brown to black, fair bit of khaki head and considerable lacing. Coffee, coal, Pinot Noir and salt liquorice in the aroma. Complex taste is a masterclass in subterfuge: sweet with a slight sourness and a hint of salt/umami/wood. Bitterness in the finish. A long finish to savour. Light, slightly creamy mouthfeel. This is an odd duck, with a lot of character and intensity for its ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (7237) - 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 .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (5761) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
witthatsbier (454) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8855) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grumbo (967) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2013
Cask at The Dove, Ipswich. Ruby black, frothy head. Blackcurrant and chocolate aroma. Medium body. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
k0mpsa (2106) - Tuusula, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (6308) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.

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