Crouch Vale Reviews




Desverger
3.4
Crouch Vale Summer Drop
Cask@Charlies Bar, Copenhagen - pours dark Amber with a white head. Aroma and taste is toasted malty, toasted bready malts, slight nutty and some great herbal twiggy hoppy notes, caramel malts, solid bitter finish! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, July 22, 2016

rouhlas
3.1
Crouch Vale Essex Boys Best Bitter
500 ml bottle at Ulfborg. Clear amber color with off white head. Malty aroma, bready, caramel. Moderate sweet and moderate bitter taste. Light to medium oily body with soft carbonation.
Monday, July 18, 2016

Scopey
3.6
Crouch Vale Yakima Gold
Cask at Fat Cat Norwich. It pours clear golden with a small white head. The aroma is fresh, juicy, peach, orange, tangerine, orange blossom, grass and hay. The taste is crisp, bitter orange peel, rindy, orange blossom, straw, grass and light spice with a firmly dry finish. Light - medium body and fine carbonation. Juicy and refreshing. A tasty hoppy golden beverage.
Saturday, July 16, 2016

fonefan
2.9
Crouch Vale Essex Boys Best Bitter

Bottle 500ml.

[ As Crouch Vale Essex Boys Best Bitter ].
ABV: 3.8%. Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, sweet malt, toffee. Flavor is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a long to average duration, toffee, sweet malt, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20160625]

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Smithld1
3.4
Crouch Vale Amarillo
Cask rake. Perfectly doable golden ale. A bit part for me but perfectly OK.
Monday, June 27, 2016

Rasmus40
3
Crouch Vale Essex Boys Best Bitter
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light toffee. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 250616
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Ungstrup
3.3
Crouch Vale Challenger
Cask. A golden beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, spices, and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, flowers, and straw, leading to a bitter finish.
Friday, June 24, 2016

yngwie
3.4
Crouch Vale Chinook
Cask at the Wharf. An almost clear beer, golden in colour and with some bubbles on top. Lemon, grapefruit and some light toffee in the aroma. It’s quite bitter on the palate, dry and softly carbonated medium bodied and with flavors of citrus zest dominating. Lime, grapefruit and lemon zest. Some malts in the far back. A quite delicious and easy drinkable beer. 160622
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

fonefan
3.4
Crouch Vale Snowdrop

Cask (handpump) @ Craft Beer Co - Islington, 55 White Lion Street, Islington, Greater London, England N1 9PP.

[ As Crouch Vale Snowdrop ].
Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, caramel, sweet malt, moderate hoppy, citrus, fruity, mint - bubble gum - minerals. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, sweet malt, caramel, pale malt, light citrus. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20160222]

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Borup
3.6
Crouch Vale Yakima Gold
From cask at Charlies Bar. Hazy golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, citrus, peach and a mild bitterness.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Borup
3.2
Crouch Vale Challenger
From cask at Charlies Bar. Hazy golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, fruit, spice and bitterness.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Desverger
3.4
Crouch Vale Challenger
Cask@Charlies Bar, Copenhagen - golden pour with white head. Fruity and malty with some citrus fruit, bready light roasted malts, some caramel, medium hoppy bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

MiP
3.5
Crouch Vale Snowdrop
Cask. Mild fruity and creamy aroma. Hazy amber colour. Good stable creamy off-white head. Distinct raw liquorice taste, not bitter, though. Then comes some fruit and acid in ok balance. More fruit in the finish. Starts off quite powerful but mellows out after a bit.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

HenrikSoegaard
3.4
Crouch Vale Blackwater Mild
Cask. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Dark amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Modrate biter nice fruity and caramellic flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate,. Nice mild.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

ulrikolsen
3.3
Crouch Vale Blackwater Mild
Cask@Charlies. Pours dark brown with light brown head. Aroma is dried fruit, chocolate and slightly roasted. Taste is malty and fruity with dried fruit, chocolate yet dry and slightly charred with a softly carbonated and semi-dry finish.
Thursday, June 09, 2016

Christian
3.3
Crouch Vale Snowdrop
Cask at Christian Firtal. Dark golden with a lasting white head. Malty aroma of bread and biscuit with notes of fruit and grass. Sweetish malty flavour with grassy hops,
Thursday, June 09, 2016

MrOrla
3.8
Crouch Vale Challenger
Cask c4. Pours deep golden with a white. Aroma of bread, malty, light caramel, quite foral, light citrus like notes. Taste is quite sweet, light bitter with a bready and citrusy touch.
Friday, June 03, 2016

Christian
3.9
Crouch Vale Challenger
Cask at Christian Firtal. Golden with a lasting white head. Grassy, fruity, floral and earthy aroma. Sweetish fruity flavour with bready malt. Grassy notes and a great bitterness in the finish.
Friday, June 03, 2016

MrOrla
4
Crouch Vale Chinook
Tap c4. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of citrus, bread, malts, pine, and a touch fruits. Taste is light malty, good bread, citrus and fruity. Light bitter finish. Good balance
Friday, May 27, 2016

teorn88
3.2
Crouch Vale Amarillo
Cask at CBC CG, London. It pours a clean golden color with a medium white head. Aroma is crispy grainy and crackery with light floral and spicy notes. Taste is medium sweet upfront with notes of biscuit stone fruit and melon then turns mildly bitter and crispier with notes of citrus peel and grass. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, decent
Thursday, May 26, 2016

ManVsBeer
2.7
Crouch Vale Essex Boys Best Bitter
Cask @ Bridge Bier Huis, Burnley. Copper with a small glow and a creamy head. Crisp session bitter with a low sweetness and low bitterness.
Sunday, May 22, 2016

Erzengel
3.3
Crouch Vale Brewers Gold
On cask @ The Snowdrop, Lewes. Nice smooth floral beginning. Hints of grain, nice floralness with a smooth aftertaste. Nice.
Saturday, May 14, 2016

jmgreenuk
3.3
Crouch Vale Blackwater Mild
Cask at Charlies Bar, Copenhagen. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin white head and some clingy lace. The aroma is sweet malt. The flavour is light bitter with a dry mineral ash tray hop bitter palate. Light bodied with soft carbonation.
Thursday, May 12, 2016

kermis
3.2
Crouch Vale Blackwater Mild
Cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. Dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of overripe dark fruits, caramels and malt. Flavour is light moderate sweet and light bitter. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Thursday, May 12, 2016

RobertDale
3.3
Crouch Vale Brewers Gold
500 ml. bottle. Pours a mostly clear pale gold with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus and malt. Taste is citrus, tropical, malt, and floral. Would be a nice summer beer.
Saturday, May 07, 2016

larsga
3.5
Crouch Vale Brewers Gold
Small white head. Slightly hazy yellow body. Floral minty toffee aroma with sugary pine needle notes. Dry-sweet spicy peas and flowers taste with toffee notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, flat mouthfeel. Dryish orangey peas aftertaste with mealy floral notes. Odd, and in parts it’s great. Grew on me as I drank. Surprisingly Lithuanian. (0.568l cask, at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen.)
Saturday, May 07, 2016

Christian
3.9
Crouch Vale Chinook
On tap at Christian Firtal. Golden with a lasting white head. Light hoppy aroma with citrus and floral notes. Sweetish malty flavour with citrus, pine and a hint of wood.
Monday, May 02, 2016

cjennings1987
4.1
Crouch Vale Yakima Gold
Pours very light golden colour with minimal head. Light wheat taste. Nothing I’ve not had before but still good beer to end the ale trail
Sunday, May 01, 2016

cjennings1987
4.5
Crouch Vale Essex Boys Best Bitter
Wonderful beer. After the strength of the ripper the aroma and taste of this one was enhanced. Very much a honey taste with slightly grassy aroma. Though this may be caused by the teeth suckling flavour of the previous beer
Sunday, May 01, 2016

berkshirejohn
3.3
Crouch Vale Chinook
Cask at the Bell, Waltham St Lawrence. Bright golden amber with a loose white head; grapefruit aroma; soapy mouthfeel and a sharp fresh grapefruit bitterness with some woody notes; and a dry citrus finish. A basic but well made golden ale.
Thursday, March 03, 2016

ManVsBeer
3.4
Crouch Vale Sorachi Ace
Cask @ Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. Clear golden with a creamy head. Hoppy and slightly soured in its citrus fruitiness, of which there’s plenty. A little grittier in its nose there’s a fee malts here, but pineapple is the dominant flavour.
Friday, February 19, 2016

MrOrla
2.3
Crouch Vale Essex Boys Best Bitter
Cask c4. Pours hazy amber with a white head. Aroma of malts, very grainy, light bitter, veggie, caramel, light berries. A tad old with touch of dms.
Thursday, February 18, 2016

HenrikSoegaard
3.5
Crouch Vale Anchor Street Porter
Cask. Frothy off-white good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Roast and oyster. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

hallinghansen
3.9
Crouch Vale Yakima Gold
Cask c4. Pours light hazy golden with a white head. Malts, bread, light grain, citrus, herbal, fruity, tropic fruits. Quite bitter and dry. Surprisingly good.
Friday, February 05, 2016

DonKromann
3.6
Crouch Vale Yakima Gold
Cask. Pours hazy golden with a thick white foam. Aroma is fresh and citrusy. Taste is fresh. Bread, light gran, sweet, hops and citrus. Very nice.
Thursday, February 04, 2016

MrOrla
3.9
Crouch Vale Yakima Gold
Cask c4. Pours light hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of malts, bread, light grain, citrus, light herbal, fruity, light earthy, light tropical. Taste is quite sweet, With a touch of hops. Quite bitter and dry. Good
Thursday, February 04, 2016

Desverger
3.5
Crouch Vale Essex Boys Bitter (Cask)
Cask@Charlies Bar, Copenhagen - Amber copper pour with off white head. Aroma and taste is prominent malty, with some caramel and toasty bready malts, slight nutty, twiggy and herbal hoppy, nice low abv session bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, January 31, 2016

Desverger
3.6
Crouch Vale Sorachi Ace
Cask@Charlies Bar, Copenhagen - golden Amber pour with nice white head. Aroma and taste is medium sweet fruity and hoppy, some lemon citrus and some pineapple chunks, some nice floral hoppy action, some good sorachi hop bite in the finish. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, January 31, 2016

hallinghansen
3.2
Crouch Vale Sorachi Ace
Sample at C4. Clear yellow body with a small white head. Dill, hops, pine needles, herbs. Sorachi Ace is not a favourite hop.
Saturday, January 23, 2016

MrOrla
3.4
Crouch Vale Sorachi Ace
Sample c4. Pours clear golden with no head. Aroma of dild, hoppy, light grape, light wet socks, light malt base, hint of sweet caramel. Taste is very much dild, hoppy. Sorachi ace is not a good single hop. But still well made.
Thursday, January 21, 2016

DonKromann
3.8
Crouch Vale Amarillo
From cask. Pours golden. Aroma is citrusy with hops. Taste is hops, pine and citrus. Very good.
Friday, January 15, 2016

teorn88
2.8
Crouch Vale Brewers Gold
Cask at CBC SMA, London. It pours a clean golden color with small white head. Aroma is grains and starch with light biscuit. Taste is crisp and medium sweet biscuity with grains and traw. Light bodied with a soft carbonation. Overall, meh
Tuesday, December 01, 2015

MrTipple
3.3
Crouch Vale Amarillo
Aroma: nice floral hops, some grass, citrus fruits, light pine. Appearance: clear gold, small, white, frothy head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: light caramel, grain malts, fruity, citrus, light sweets coming up. Overall: pleasant Golden Ale, well-balanced, fairly light. Pint at Bath Pavilion Beer and Cider Festival, Bath.
Saturday, November 28, 2015

MrTipple
3.4
Crouch Vale Yakima Gold
Aroma: malty grains, fruity, light citrus. Appearance: clear gold, small, white, frothy head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: bitters continue, citrus fruits again, light floral hops, soft carbonation. Overall: very pleasant Golden Ale, well-balanced. Pint at Bath Pavilion Beer and Cider Festival, Bath.
Saturday, November 28, 2015

Beersiveknown
2.5
Crouch Vale Anchor Street Porter
bottle at home from abm
slightly plasticky, gushing, probably infected, luckily doesnt pass through into flavour which is a little meaty and savoury with toasty malt but unfortunately overly fizzy and thin.

Saturday, November 07, 2015

ManVsBeer
3
Crouch Vale Blackwater Mild
Cask @ Three Pigeons, Halifax. Very dark red with a creamy off-white head. Has a light floralness alongside some very mild dark malts.
Saturday, October 31, 2015

tiong
3.3
Crouch Vale Apollo
500ml bottle from Ales By mail

Rated in January 2015 BBE 31st March 2015 - Pours orange with a smooth head. Aroma of fruits, grass, pine and earthy notes. Taste is stuffy, grassy and earthy with notes of pine and resin. Finish is crisp, bitter and grassy with hints of resin and aged hops. Decent, but not very fresh.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

MrOrla
3.7
Crouch Vale Amarillo
Cask c4. Pours golden with with a white head. Aroma of citrus, grass, bready, quite juicy, popcorn notes. Taste is very bready malts, citrus, grass, too sweet imo, tjo decent,
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

teorn88
3.1
Crouch Vale Boadicea
Backlog rating. Cask at CPK, London. It pours a clean rich golden / copper color with small tan head. Aroma is floral and biscuit, with note of caramel and bread. Taste is medium sweet and gently bitter, with notes of grass, citrus, biscuit and bread. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, nice enough bitter
Wednesday, October 07, 2015

LoneR
3.9
Crouch Vale Amarillo
Another beer from Crouch vale that is highly drinkable. Aroma came across as "hoppy" which matched the taste. A Good clear appearance and a fair length helped the scoring.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015