Crouch Vale Fireball

Formerly brewed at Crouch Vale
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
South Woodham Ferrers, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Seasonal - April.
Rich and powerful ale in the ruby red style.

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anders37 (27577) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2006
Cask @ Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. Hazy reddish golden colour with a small white head. Slightly fruity aroma with some hints of citrus and some hints of hoppiness. Fruity hoppy flavor with some hints of citrus. Long fruity hoppy aftertaste.

StueyD (1586) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2006
A dark, reddish, copper coloured beer with a thickish white head. A light, malty nose to begin with, then a touch of citrus fruit comes through. The taste is bitter and dry, but malty, along with a slightly zesty citrus fruit flavour in the finish. (Cask - The Fox & Hounds, Heacham, Norfolk).

DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2006 Cask Handpump at the Borough Arms, Crewe 09/06/2005 Golden amber colour slightly dry and wheaty. Some bitterness in a malt finish.

Papsoe (25054) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2005
(On tap) Amber coloured, almost clear, no head. Fruity, floral nose from the hops. Rather light body. Lots of fruity flavours with a short, dry finish. 250605

Ungstrup (38852) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2005
[Cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen] A hazy amber beer with a huge orange head. The aroma is sweet with hints of coriander combined with some oranges. The flavor is dry with notes of honey and caramel, combined with notes spices - especially coriander, leading to a dry bitter hoppy end.

MiP (16054) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2005
Cask. Copper colour, small white head. Very nice hop aroma, fresh and citrusy. Flavour is also nicely hopped, again with some citrus. Moldy aftertaste. Very nice pint.

Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2005
[Cask conditoned at Charlies Bar, Copenhagen] Amber coloured. Fruity and hoppy aroma and flavour. Still a little bit less hops than in your regular Crouch Vale bitter. It is still very smooth and nice with some bitterness in the finish.

chriso (7536) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2005
Amber colour - not red as claimed. I didn’t pick up too much in the aroma, but that may be because I had a heavy cold. Fairly malty for a Crouch Vale beer, although there is a moderate hop presence in there too. Dry and fresh, clean and crisp. Not the most assertive of Crouch Vale beers, but good enough. Cask (gravity dispense), Reading Beer Festival 2005.

duff (5486) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2005
[email protected] BF. Orange/brown. A little bit cereally and nutty, slightly biscuity or something aswell. Some citric hop tang in the finish. Nice dry, medium bitter finish. Quite a nice best bitter.

DanielBrown (4563) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2005
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Amber beer, hoppy smell, small cream head. Starts out with a nice tangy malt freshness, with a margin of hops. Gets smoother and less dramatic, as it warms, and ends up being an Ok Bitter.

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