Cwmbran Crow Valley Bitter (Bottle)

Formerly brewed at Cwmbran
Style: Bitter
Cwmbran, Wales
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Bottled; Pasteurised.
Gentle malt and hop aroma followed by a crisp, clean mix of malt, hop and fruit flavours. Moderate bitterness builds, leaving a lasting finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer5000 (6269) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 25, 2013
500 ml bottle sampled in 2008. Deep, reddish golden body with a small off-white head. Light aroma of burnt malt and caramel. Flavor is light roasted malt, some caramel, slightly sour and low bitterness. Medium body and not so much aftertaste. A bit boring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (6908) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2012
Brown 500ml bottle drank on its best before date of Oct 2008. Poured into a straight pint sleeve glass. It has a deep amber/terraccota red colour, clear and clean looking, on top sat a white covering of foam. The aroma was of a rich raisen, plum pudding type of smell, toasted malts also in the bouquet. The taste has all the flavours mentioned in the aroma section, this is a good beer. I thought it a bit watery after a while, the flavours hung around, but it lacked a true body feel that you would expect from such a rich smelling and first mouthfeel bitter. Apart from the weakness at the finish I thought this a fine beer. The head fell away too swiftly too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (9368) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2009
bottle, Waitrose Abergavenny. Clear golden colour with a small white head. Shy malty base, lots of dry and aromatic hop flavours that add a dominating bitterness. Nevertheless well-balanced and really good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (26261) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 8, 2009
Bottled. Amber colour, not much head. Aroma is biscuits, sweet malts as well as some wooden and grassy notes. Flavour is wood, smoked malts, some yeast, honey and mild wooden and herbal notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2009
Dark amber with a thin white head. Sweet smell of hay. Tastes of watery chocolate. A nasty horrible beer would not be tempted to buy this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2008
Bottle@Home. Sharp herbs and rusty aroma. Light brown color, beige head, good lace. Light sweet, bitter, licorice, rusty. Pretty light. Bit mediocre bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2008
Bottled at Monks Cafe, Stockholm. Pours out in a clear amber colour with a firm white head. Clean aroma of caramel and rose hips. Light-bodied and clean with notes of caramel, sweet red berries and papery hops. Slippery mouthfeel. Short malty finish of fudge with a late bitterness of papery hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (24524) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2008
Bottled at Monk’s Caf, Stockholm. Clear dark amber, minimal head. Caramelly nose. Sweet and medium bodied. Simple and lifeless flavour od paper and caramel. Cardboardy finish without bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (14573) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2008 Bottle @ Maria tasting. Dark golden colour with a beige head. Aroma is hop, malt, caramel. Flavour is caramel, malt, hop, roasted. OK easy drinkable beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (16821) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2008 Bottle. It pours a clear, quite dark golden body with a nice off-white head. Weak nose with some caramel and a little fruityness. Sourish, roasted flavor with caramel and malts. Low on bitterness, also in the finish, which is slightly fruity with caramel. Medium body. Wondering if this one was going bad, at least there were some signs of that. Rating: 4-4-5-3-9-2.5. Old rating stand. (080829)

Bottle. Its a clear, dark golden beer with a beige head. Malty aroma with caramel, some roasted malt and a vague fruityness. Malty, roasted, toffeeish flavor with a decent bitterness. Nice carbonation level, and a bitter and malty finish. Sure a decent bitter, but theres nothing special to it. (080412)

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