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Vale Grumpling Old Ale

Brewed by Vale
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Aylesbury, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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Cask: Regular. Also available bottle conditioned as Marks & Spencer Buckinghamshire Ale
Has appeared as Grumpling Premium Ale and, simply, Grumpling.
An Award Winning Premium ale with complex malt and hop flavours and a moreish smack.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
VastActiv (2656) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2014
Cask at Black Door, Helsinki. Originally rated 24032012. Colour is clear light copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, bitterness, caramel and malts.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gruberm (326) - - OCT 13, 2013
Aromas of paint. Carmel and leather tastes are good but a little bitter and a quickly vanishing palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10420) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2013
Cask at Ealing. Frothy white good mostly deminishing head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma- Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (7944) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2013
Cask at the William Webb Ellis (JDW), Twickenham - 09/03/13. Nose is malt, light hops, orange, summer fruits. Taste comprises toffee, malts, biscuit, bready dough, fruits. Medium bodied with fine carbonation leading to some bitterness in the finish. Well constructed drinkable beer - nothing special though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2013
Cask Real Ale tasted at Angleterre. Mild malty nose. Pale slightly beige head (4mm). Clear dark copper color. Slightly sour malty and roasty taste with some lemon notes. Average hops. Nice color. Hops bite at the end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (3568) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2013
A darker amber colour that glow has a very thin head and a small berry aroma. It doesn’t have a huge amount of flavour but its medium body texture and light bitterness are equally as pleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (2529) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2013
Cask at moon under water jdw. Dark amber thick dense head that persists. Bready yeasty aromas. A little thin and watery for an esb. Subtle bitter finish. Flavour is lackluster.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevnic2008 (7672) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUN 9, 2012
Pours light copper in colour, with an average head. Aroma is mildy bitter. Flavour is bitter, with earthy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
a_cross (600) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2012 Cask @ The Greyhound, Hartshill; ruby brown; smooth, solid mouthfeel; slightly sweet caramel taste with plenty of red berry fruit; lightly roasted malt; short, fruity slightly bitter finish; in a word: mellow. Probably best appreciated with a ploughmans in a hot sunny English country beer garden, instead of alongside an arterial road on a cold day in Stoke following an astingent pint of Titanic Steerage.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
prawlie (1110) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2012
500 mL bottle from the Vale Brewery in Brill, poured into a pint glass at home. Dark copper colour with a good creamy head on it, a bit gassy. Fresh hoppy aroma, fruity. Bitter, smooth mild finish, a bit ’appley’. Pleasant enough, but could do with a bit more ’oomph’.

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