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Style: English Strong Ale
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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Croak & Stagger is a 5.6% dark, full flavoured beer. This recipe for this chestnut-coloured brew includes American Cascade hops which contribute a sweet and spicy note to the aroma. The use of English Marris Otter pale malt, crystal malt, wheat malt and chocolate malt gives a flavour that is initially roasted and slightly bitter and develops to give a slight hint of dried vine fruits. The flavour of the Cascade hops and bitterness produced by the addition of English Target hops combine to produce an astringent aftertaste. This bottled beer was described as "a cold weather winner" in the Times newspaper of 18th April 1998, when it was rated as joint-second against bottled beers from around the country.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2007
Rough beer, but i quite liked it. Smells like green apples, pear, caramelish and a touch of mango. Tastes completely different, lots of bitterness(off course with all those fruity flavours), bit musty and then caramel and some of those fruits. Long bitter finish ending in a varnish like alcohol kick. Thanks maeib!

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - DEC 13, 2005
(on bottle at CPH Yeha05)Not impressing, bad bottle? Murky, brown brew, no head. Small port nose, but just a rotten, oxidaded taste. What gives?

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2009 1. Cask Stillage at the Paradise Brewery Bar, Wrenbury 29/12/2001 Mid brown colour and very fruity. Rich on the palate with a slight roast finish. 2. From the Bottle at Chris O’s, GBBF Week 09/08/2008 Lots of hop aroma. Mid brown amber coloured and strong in alcohol with a fruity and slightly bitter malt finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Slightly hazy, dark amber with a small, off-white head. Vague nutty aroma. Lightly malty with notes of nuts and caramel. Marked bitter finish. 031205

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
imdownthepub (10647) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2006
Bottle conditioned, 500ml. Red brown beer with slight head. Particularly malty, thickish beer with dark roasted notes. Some sweetish fruitiness with an astringent background. I found it to be quite a boring beer with few highlights.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MiP (13796) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2008 Bottle. Brown colour, small head. Malty flavour. Low carbonation. 6 3 5 3 12

Bottle, 5.6%. Good malty aroma. Cloudy dark brown colour. Malty flavour, some malt syrup, gets a little sour at the end. 6 3 5 3 10

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
sunevdj (3271) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2005
Pours brown with little pieces of yeast floating in it. Off-white diminishing head. Sour with aromas of malt and dirt. Lots of hops... in a bad way. A barley wine that went bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14126) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2006
Cask gravity at Rare Breeds BF 06. Deep chestnut with rich fruit aroma. This lasts into the mouth with some choc, some coffee. OK for it’s strength. Good malty fruit of red berry and raisin.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonMoore (1898) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2006
Bottle conditioned. Dark chestnut coloured with a slim cream head. Nice malty, nutty and fruity aroma with some light chocolate notes. Flavours are roast malts, chocolate, nuts and some coffee with a nice bitter and dry finish. Medium bodied, low carbonation. A nice well balanced ale.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2006
Bottle. Dark amber colour with an off-white head. Fruity malty aroma. Malty fruity flavor with some hoppy hints. Slightly bitter finish.


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