DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2004 Cask conditioned & on a hand pump at The Alex in Derby. No sparkler.
This beer was fresh on & I got the 1st taste.
Mid brown in colour.
Full hoppy, bitter taste. A good session beer at 3.5% Sweet-ish
Best of the evening :) MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2005
Gravity @ 32nd Cambridge Beer Festival, UK. 25th May 2005Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - DEC 4, 2006
Hoppy and refreshing. Flowery and full bodied for this kind of low strength. A good session beer.
Served in some awful bar in Chelmsford, late at night while a cover band beat my brains black and blue, and the crowd filled the air with a smoke haze. There I was, hunched over my precious pint of Crouch Vale, in the only place in town I could find that was still open when I was passing through. Sure is a nice looking pint: dark copper, dense, creamy-fine tan head. Fresh soft aroma, a bit of citrus. Soft malt, lingering blood orange flavor. I was really surprised to see this at 3.5%--it really feels fuller than that. Good enough in lousy conditions, can only improve. ladnewton (1937) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2009 Cask at the Cask Pub & Kitchen on 21st October 2009. Clear amber with white head dissipating but leaving initial lacing. "Juicy" and thirst quenching. Malty aroma then delicious burst of malted fruit and hop leaving a fairly bitter finish. For a 3.5% the beer is very flavoursome having been kept at its best by the pub. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2008
A Mes rate: Gravicask at Ealing Beer Festival.
Holmen2 (3568) - NORWAY - MAR 29, 2017
Amber colour with a thin off white head and good condition. Very grassy and floral with some good caramel malt and nice spice. Well balanced. Straight forward and slightly boring but solid and drinkable.
From tap at Charlie’s Bar with JU, ES and IF 29.03.17. Pale copper. Off-white head and lacing. Sweet aroma and taste of pale caramel and malt, with a slight hint of moderate English hops. Low carbonation. Good drinkability. Svesse (8579) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2010
(Cask at Castle, Chancery Lane, London, 24 Nov 2010) Dark amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of orange, dried apricots, hints of caramel and earthy hops. Malty, fruity taste with dried fruit, orange, toast and earthy hops in a finish with a decent bitterness. Rather light body, with balanced sweetness. Very tasty and highly drinkable. Nice one. thewolf (12535) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2012
Cask @ Charlies, Cph. Pours amber with a small, staying, frothy, off-white head. Aroma has malts, caramel, light toasted, soft grass. Low carbonation, fine dry and fairly oily mouthfeel. Flavour is nice, fat caramel, grassy and light piney hops bitterness. Lingering dryness. Impressive for the ABV. Desverger (11122) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2016
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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
A dark brown to amber coloured beer with a thick white head. A distinct hoppy sroma, with a hint of citrus fruit. The taste is dry and hoppy, with some of the sitrus fruit again. There was a tiny hint of toasted malt in the background. The finish was dry and a little weak. (Cask - The Fox & Hounds, Heacham, Norfolk).