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


on tap

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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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.

jmgreenuk's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (6955) - Kuala Lumpur, - 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rjnet (3) - - JAN 6, 2016 does not count
A nice balance between Bitter hops and rich malt, producing a nice session beer, but ultimately unmemorable. I wonder if it would have been better with food. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (4899) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 6, 2016
Bottle from Old Shambles Tavern in York. Appearance - deep amber to brown with a nice generous head. Nose - biscuits, toffee (perhaps honey) and a slight metallic note. Taste - more toffee, metal and biscuits. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and good bitterness on the finish. Overall - quite an enjoyable bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Leighton (17454) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2015
Cask at Tap East - London: pours reddish copper with a creamy off-white head. Musty grainy aroma with suggestions of damp leaves. Tastes a little odd, there’s some musty earth, vague tang, leaves. Light bodied with fine carbonation. More must in the finish, grainy bread, old leather. Not very drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (8027) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2015
Cask at tap east. During the Yorkshire open brew house beer fest. Orange amber coloured pour with a light haze and a lasting off white head. Aroma is light vinegar. Malt vinegar, nutty grains, apple grains. Flavour is composed of light nutty light tangy green apple. Burnt toffee, little too much solvent. Not very good condition. Palate is pretty ordinary, moderate carbonation, little grains. Woody vanilla. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sdmmb (1571) - USA - APR 23, 2015
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought at Bierhuis in Ossett. Ruby brown ale with malty flavour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Karstenborg (712) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2015
A bit hazy amber with a medium white head. Aroma is malt, mango and caramel. Taste is sweet with notes of caramel and pineable. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (8807) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stuu666 (9526) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle at home. Amber, thin toffee, grassy nose, thin taste, light bitterness, soft toffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frode (383) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
KoNrRiI (1036) - 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.

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