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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2005
Cask Stillage at the Little Valley Brewery, Cragg Vale 10/12/2005 Amber coloured bitter with some fruitiness. Some dryness and bitterness in a lasting crisp malt finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13389) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2012
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Clear amber - white head. Nice bitterness, berries, light tobacco, roasted, light knækbrød, light fruity, sweetness, light fruity hoppy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20308) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 5, 2010
Cask@Dog and duck, London. Hazy orangeish amber color with small slightly off-white head. Aroma is Caramel malts, some fruity and floral hoppyness as well as mild nutty notes. Flavour is quite the same. Nice sweetish bitter brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ERB92 (291) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19365) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2007
Bottled at Monk’s Café, Stockholm Pale amber, rich head, some sediment. Concentrated seville orange marmelade aroma. Sweet up front. Rather yeasty with light body. Evidenltly hoppy, creating a bittersweet flavour of Old English marmelade. Drier finish with striking bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 17, 2009
Bottle at home as Suma Elphine Brook ... ligth hazy copper ... sour tinge nose ... sour tinged fruityness... not wholy unplesant but i doubt its at its best ... quite lemony fruity ... little zezt ... little lemon rind... wonder if its meant to be like this as its an odd one and its growing on me... but im still not sure its right

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 20, 2012
Botella @ Allerød Ølfestival. Amber colour with an off-white medium head, good lacing. Toasty malty caramel bit fruity aroma. Ok mouthfeel. Flavour of toasty malt and caramel with some fruit, sweet, good bitterness, quite pleasant.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arve_Christian (3062) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2013
On bottle from Meny Oslo City, bb date May 2014. Dark golden almost reddish color, good foam. Aromas of malt, fruitiness, peach, citrus and light hops: medium/ low aroma intensity.medium body & complexity . Ok bitterness. Enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7408) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2007
Bottle, amber with nice white head, good bitterness, slight sourness, maltier than expected. I think this is a pretty reasonable beer and better than it’s ratings suggest.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2010

Cask (handpump) @ The Globe, 8 Bedale Street, London, Greater London England SE1 9AL.

Clear medium orange amber color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, toffee, light to moderate hoppy, citrus - orange, berry - fruity. Flavor is moderate sweet, light light fruity acidic and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, caramel and toffee, a dry finish. Body is medium, texture is oily - smooth and creamy, carbonation is soft to flat. [20091229]


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