Brewed by Frog Island
Style: English Strong Ale
Northampton, England


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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Croak & Stagger is a 5.6% dark, full flavoured beer. This recipe for this chestnut-coloured brew includes American Cascade hops which contribute a sweet and spicy note to the aroma. The use of English Marris Otter pale malt, crystal malt, wheat malt and chocolate malt gives a flavour that is initially roasted and slightly bitter and develops to give a slight hint of dried vine fruits. The flavour of the Cascade hops and bitterness produced by the addition of English Target hops combine to produce an astringent aftertaste. This bottled beer was described as "a cold weather winner" in the Times newspaper of 18th April 1998, when it was rated as joint-second against bottled beers from around the country.

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Papsoe (25062) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Slightly hazy, dark amber with a small, off-white head. Vague nutty aroma. Lightly malty with notes of nuts and caramel. Marked bitter finish. 031205

JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - DEC 13, 2005
(on bottle at CPH Yeha05)Not impressing, bad bottle? Murky, brown brew, no head. Small port nose, but just a rotten, oxidaded taste. What gives?

sunevdj (4094) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2005
Pours brown with little pieces of yeast floating in it. Off-white diminishing head. Sour with aromas of malt and dirt. Lots of hops... in a bad way. A barley wine that went bad.

Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2005
Bottle. Ruby colour with a small off-white head. Herbal almost French aroma and taste. Medium body and a harsh finish. This could have been a French beer.

Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2005
Some very dusty maltyness in the nose. Dark brown to reddish body with a small off-white head. Mlaty flavor, with notes of nuts and slight tobacco.

madsberg (11773) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2005
Bottled: Reddish coloured .Unclear. Beige small head. Sweet and malty with light cocoa notes. Flavour is herbal and has cocoanotes. Roasty and sweet. Is quite full bodied, but a little vague in character. Dry and refreshing with a light bitter touch in the end.

ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2005
Cloudy orange beer with an off white head. Light roasted malty aroma with a sweet caramel note. Roasted malty flavor with some caramel sweetness.

joergen (28425) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2005
Bottled. Cloudy orange coloured with an off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel and spices. Flavour of mlats and caramel with acidic notes.

haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2005
Handpumped at Derby Beer Festival. Big beer with a big reputation. And it delivered; roasty, toasty, malty, pushed all the buttons. Beauty.

hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2005
Bottle conditioned at GBBF 2005. Very little head. Amber brown colour. Aroma was of malt, leather, chocolate and coffee. Doughy, bready sourness in the taste. Very dry finish. Makes a refreshing change after all those golden ales.

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