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Brewed by Frog Island
Style: English Strong Ale
Northampton, England

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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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2007
cask troon beerfest- pours deep ruby with a foamy sudsy head. smells really fruity, barnyard, and a faint quaff of alcohol. buttery taste. hoppy nice full body, with a sweetness at the end. some complexity to it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bembelembe (212) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 12, 2008
Roasted malt, sweetish but balanced with fine bitterness. Citric fruits, spicy, bits of herbal notes and wood, caramel and chocolate. Even little sour. Muddy deep brown, dark orange body. Medium carbonated. Bitter, spicy and roasted aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tbw2008 (14) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2009
Cask, Malt Shovel, N’ton Ruby brown, flavoursome drop. Strong estery aromas and a powerful fruit smack in the mouth. Slightly soapy mouthfeel.


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