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Crouch Vale Essex Boys Best Bitter

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
NOTE: This is a new beer introduced in mid 2011 to replace Essex Boys Bitter (3.5%), Crouch Best Bitter (4.0%) and bottled Essex Boys Best Bitter (4.0%).
Full bodied and malty with hops shining through. A classic session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (2500) - CROATIA - SEP 5, 2016
Cask at Charlies Bar, Copenhagen. Pours clear amber with off-white head. Malty, toffee, caramel, bread, some fruit. Moderate bitterness. Medium bodied. Nothing spectacular, but a good bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rouhlas (2760) - GREECE - JUL 18, 2016
500 ml bottle at Ulfborg. Clear amber color with off white head. Malty aroma, bready, caramel. Moderate sweet and moderate bitter taste. Light to medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2016

Bottle 500ml.

[ As Crouch Vale Essex Boys Best Bitter ].
ABV: 3.8%. Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, sweet malt, toffee. Flavor is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a long to average duration, toffee, sweet malt, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20160625]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (17532) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light toffee. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 250616

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ManVsBeer (8685) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2016
Cask @ Bridge Bier Huis, Burnley. Copper with a small glow and a creamy head. Crisp session bitter with a low sweetness and low bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cjennings1987 (47) - harwich, Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2016
Wonderful beer. After the strength of the ripper the aroma and taste of this one was enhanced. Very much a honey taste with slightly grassy aroma. Though this may be caused by the teeth suckling flavour of the previous beer

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrOrla (2242) - Odense C, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2016
Cask c4. Pours hazy amber with a white head. Aroma of malts, very grainy, light bitter, veggie, caramel, light berries. A tad old with touch of dms.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stoo7 (1) - HARVEY, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2015 does not count
This was a cracker of a beer - one of six local ales on tap tasted at the 500yr old pub The Queens Head in Old Harlow it was the stand out and became the star beer after many rounds. It was dry, malty with subtle fruit and nicely balanced bitterness to the finish. A true quality session beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (6669) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle from Ales By Mail; clear copper pour with a frothy white head, fruit and nut aroma, taste has caramel, bready malts, some sweetness, winter berries and a bitter finish. Aggressive carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thmsboyd (193) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle BBE Dec 14. Lightly chilled. Toasted oat aromas with some off-notes (butyric acid?). Yeasty and bready. Typical deep amber appearance with small, slightly patchy head. Very light bitterness. Good mouthfeel, with slick texture and moderate carbonation. Overall a pleasant, light bitter.

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