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Crouch Vale Essex Nights

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Cask; Seasonal - January/February.
A new recipe for the new year - this is a very dark, complex beer, using a multitude of malts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (14189) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2014
Cask at the Wharf. Dark amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, hop, caramel. Flavour is malt, hop, apple, caramel, grass, berries. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Meilby (10971) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2014
Cask @ The Wharf, Aalborg, Denmark
Pours clear dark amber with a small off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, grass and floral. taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a caramel and grassy finish. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is flat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16529) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2014
On cask, at the Wharf. An almost clear brown beer with a small, beige head. Roasted aroma with some prunes and toast. Berry notes. Very soft on the palate, medium bodied and quite dry. The flavor is roasted and with some dried fruits. A nice bitterness too. Lasting roasted and bitter finish. A quite pleasant one, easy drinkable and tasteful. 140302

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (8735) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2014
cask@Charlies Bar, CPH - dark brownish with reddish hue, medium off-white head. Toasty, and slightly roasted malty, with some caramel, slight choc, nutty, earthy woody notes. Nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34708) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2014
Cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. A deep red beer with a fluffy brown head. The aroma has notes of nuts, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and nuts, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VanDer1584 (39) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAY 8, 2012
Cask, toast and chocolate aroma, lovely dark colour with an average white head. Light sweetness, in my opinion perfect for a mild. Short dry finish. Very enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17351) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2009
Cask handpull at the Old Fountain, Old Street. Tasty roasty toasty dark bitter, it’s ok, not in as good nick at the other 4 beers I had here. Bit of dryness on end. Some condition. A roasty fruity dark bitter, with dryness and fruit on finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2008
(Cas at Rake, London) Near black colored, little yellow head. Strong roastiness in aroma with some stoutish creamy-chocolaty tone, good aroma. Thin to medium bodied. Flavor is also nice with this chocolate and roastiness, still somehow watery palate. Some hops and maybe even glue in aftertaste, good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2008
Cask in 3 Judges. Aroma is chocolaty malts hints of floral hop, but sweet and juicey. Taste is chocolate malts with not sign of hops sweetish but not overpoweringly so. A very nice mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - DEC 22, 2007
Gravity, Far From The Madding Crowd, Oxford. Very dark brown, just a bit of walnut glow around the edges. Nicely contrasting off-white head. Soft caramel and chocolate aroma, a touch of fresh grass/soap. Lip-smacking coffee and caramel sweetness, gentle plum esters, a nice tanic finish. Ticks all the boxes of an ideal wintery sort of session beer. Well done.

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