Crouch Vale Essex Boys Best Bitter

Brewed by Crouch Vale
Style: Bitter
South Woodham Ferrers, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
NOTE: This is a new beer introduced in mid 2011 to replace Essex Boys Bitter (3.5%), Crouch Best Bitter (4.0%) and bottled Essex Boys Best Bitter (4.0%).
Full bodied and malty with hops shining through. A classic session beer.

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allmyvinyl (10823) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2017
500ml bottle from Ales by Mail. Pours clear amber with a thin white head. Aromas of light caramel and malt. Taste is watery, light sweet, burnt toffee. Watery finish.

Cunningham (8163) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2017
Clear nutty color with no head at all. Did not look that inviting. Decent intensity in the aroma. A bit light body and a soft carbonation level. Caramel malty and mild fruity flavor. Dull beer.
[Handpull at Queen’s Head in Chelmsford, England – shared with Rune a Sunday afternoon]

Rune (13186) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2017
Cask ale, half-pint, at Queen’s Head, Chelmsford. Bright copper coloured body. Naked surface, minimal lacing. Vague malt-fruity nose. Taste of caramel, bread and with a mild fruity bitterness towards the finish. Clean in the mouth. Satisfying, ordinary Brit bitter (Shared with Cunningham 19.02.2017).

Sigmund (7756) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2016
500 ml bottle, from Ales by Mail. ABV is 3.8%. Clear copper colour, moderate head, slightly off-white. Nice lacing. Aroma of malts, hints of toffee. Slightly dry flavour, fairly distinct earthy hops, bitter finish.

Iznogud (4003) - CROATIA - SEP 5, 2016
Cask at Charlies Bar, Copenhagen. Pours clear amber with off-white head. Malty, toffee, caramel, bread, some fruit. Moderate bitterness. Medium bodied. Nothing spectacular, but a good bitter.

rouhlas (3664) - GREECE - JUL 18, 2016
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.

fonefan (49996) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2016

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]

Rasmus40 (21461) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2016
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

ManVsBeer (10795) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2016
Cask @ Bridge Bier Huis, Burnley. Copper with a small glow and a creamy head. Crisp session bitter with a low sweetness and low bitterness.

cjennings1987 (47) - harwich, Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2016
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

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