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Brewed by Little Valley
Style: Bitter
Hebden Bridge, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Also sold as Suma Elphin Brook Organic Bitter;
Cragg Vale Bitter is a rich, red-brown beer, with a full and rounded body. Using three complementary hops this beer is crisp and fruity with a spice and lemon aroma that all goes to provide a delicate finish.


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (4634) - The Hague, - OCT 2, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Deanso. Clear brown pour, light frothy head. Not much in the aroma, but a nicely malty bitter flavour. A typical English bitter not a bad one IMO. Good for a session. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (3673) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 25, 2014
500ml bottle at Stu’s. Pours clear amber,little to no white head. Aromas of toffee fruits and light herbal hops. Taste is sweet, something nutty. Standard bitter.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stuu666 (2864) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle at home. Amber, thin toffee, grassy nose, thin taste, light bitterness, soft toffee.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frode (258) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 30, 2014
Bottle 50 cl.
Hazy amber, with minimal off-white head. Aroma is sweet, fruity and floral, almost bubblegum. Medium sweet, slightly sour.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
KoNrRiI (475) - Århus, DENMARK - APR 1, 2014
0.5 bottle. Hazy, red color with a yeasty, sand-like residue and a very small, instantly disappearing, off-white head. Weird aroma, a little bit of fruits but it is all overshadowed by a smell of wet clothes. Taste is sweet though not overly, somewhat malty with fruity and earthy tones - soft and indeterminate. Medium body, somewhat creamy texture, and soft carbonation. Finish is just as hard to describe as the taste, it simply doesn’t feature any particular flavors but rather blends them into an eerie, tasteless mixture. Overall the beer is not all that good, the lack of definitive taste makes it insipid.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ERB92 (338) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2014
Caramel, hops, fruits and hint of roasted malts in the aroma. Red-brown colour with a off white head. Medium sweet and medium + bitter. Light to medium body with a average carbonation. A bit dry and bitter finish. Overall a enjoyable and good bitter.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnar (5470) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2013
Bottle from Matkroken, Natland. Pours clear dark copper with a big frothy off-white head. Aroma is malty, marmelade. Taste is light bitter, marmelade, thin mouthfeel,some burnt rubber in the end, nothing to remember here.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Kongdavid (2) - Ski, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2013 does not count
Not as bitter as I was hoping. Quite flat. Nice colour. Would prefer London Pride to this

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (1274) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle from the Square Chapel Theatre, Halifax. Amber body with small head. Quite dry and bitter. Fairly standard tasting bitter. A little citrus and some biscuit flavours, but not an awful lot going on.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (6255) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2013
Biggish beige head. Hazy reddish brown body with visible particles and strong carbonation. Wooden fruity spicy aroma with orangey notes. Dry-sweet earthy funky grape taste with orangey notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish musty earthy grape aftertaste with mineraly wet wool notes. Odd. Unusual. Not really that good, but hard to say why. (0.5l bottle from Toft Vin, Copenhagen.)

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ClubGonzo (4121) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle from Matkroken, Natland. Pours a slightly hazy deep orange-hued amber body with a small white head. Nose is kitchen herbs, garlic-like tones, potatoes, grains and hints of pale malts and caramel in the back. Strange. Taste is caramel, earthy leaf tones, potatoes and hints of nuts and wet grass. Light body, soft carbonation. Weird beer, but not really that bad. Just very peculiar. Well all right, kinda bad as well. :-P


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