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

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Occasional - months of availability vary.
Light brown and hugely aromatic due to liberal use of West Coast America's finest Brewers Gold hops.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2008
Cask gravity @ Reading Beer Festival 2008.
Clear light to medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is light malty, toasted, moderate hoppy, flowers, grass, citrus - grape. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, refreshing. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. (020508)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2005
[Cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen] A hazy orange beer with a white head. The aroma is sweet and lovely hoppy - leaning a little towards flowers. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, on a dry hoppy backdrop, where even the hop oils makes their presence. An English re-make of an American IPA - a really good beer - to make it great the ABV should be higher.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (19647) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2008
Cask at Charlies. Cæear golden coloured with a small white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, malts, fruits and hops. Fruity flavour of caramel, peaches and hops with notes of grape fruits. Dry hoppy finish. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2008
Cask conditioned at Cockney Pub, Århus
Hazy deep blond color; big creamy head (nitrogen?). It has at first a nice aroma of earthy hops. A smooth mouthfeel, with some malt and caramel flavor, and a good bitterness. Good, but not magic as the old Crouch Vale production.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2008
Cask at Paisley Beer Festival 2008 ... Amber ... bright fruit hop ... sharp tart american hop ... quite smooth ... little grapefruit .

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (12660) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2007
Cask handpull at Dog & Bell, Deptford. Yeasty citrus aroma. Expected more hops. Has a bit of sherbertyness and tingly finish, but I wanted more.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (11905) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2006
Cask@Three Judges, Glasgow. Dark golden color, small white head. Nice pinewoody hoppy nose. Crisp, well-hopped flavor, some "dunk" notes somewhere there. Burnt, not roasted, malts.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10090) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2008
Cast at Cockney Pub, Århus. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy nice aroma. Heavy bitter fresh, grassy flavor. Long nice bitter finish. Creamy palate. Excellent bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (8595) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 23, 2008
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo, RealAle05)
Rich gold, tiny head. Sweet malty and citrusy aroma. Big citrussy bite in the taste. Grapefruit, but also some ginger too. A little bit bitter for Anna, but really pressed my buttons. Should rerate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leaparsons (7798) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2004
Amber with a bubbly head. Aromas are very floral, spicey hops and pine - lots of US style hopping. Flavours are floral and spicey hops with a good deal of fruity juiciness. Followed by a dry finish. Like Badger Champion - but perhaps better. Some ginger and aniseed in the aftertaste - I could still taste the beer after a half-hour walk home. A lovely hoppy beer.


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