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Style: English Strong Ale
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RATINGS: 54   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (32344) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2008
From cask at Guildford Arms. Pours clear and deep amber golden with a deep reddish glare. Aroma is fruity and mild acidic to citric. Flavour too is quite citric yet with a solid roasted note. Smooth malty and roasted finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29851) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2003
[Bottle conditioned] The aroma is sweet, malty with smoked notes. The color is brown and it has a fine but disappearing head. The flavor is strong, sweet with strong notes of roasted bread, roasted malt, and a little smoked malt. A great beer - great palate for 5.6% ABV.

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

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2005
Bottled. Cloudy orange coloured with an off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel and spices. Flavour of mlats and caramel with acidic notes.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2008
Bottled@Chris O Post GBBF tasting. Amber colour, beige head. Aroma is strange sweet notes I can’t lay my finger on, apricot, some mild grass and caramel. Flavour is a bit sour, some hops and nectary sweetness.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (19986) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2002
Bottled. Deep ruby. Complex vinuous nose. Full bodied and deliciously malty with soft mouthfeel. Flowery, orangey and very bitter finish. A winner in my book!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
anders37 (17658) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (15179) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2007
Cask at Troon Beer festival ... Deep brown ... nice lively fruit nose ... ok fruity malt little chocolate and blackcurrent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14141) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MiP (13799) - 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


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