Brewed by Little Valley
Style: Bitter
Hebden Bridge, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Also sold as Suma Elphin Brook Organic Bitter;
Cragg Vale Bitter is a rich, red-brown beer, with a full and rounded body. Using three complementary hops this beer is crisp and fruity with a spice and lemon aroma that all goes to provide a delicate finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (10386) - Kuala Lumpur, - OCT 2, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Deanso. Clear brown pour, light frothy head. Not much in the aroma, but a nicely malty bitter flavour. A typical English bitter not a bad one IMO. Good for a session. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Garrold (5844) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2017
Bottle, nearly out of date, from the local offy. Clear as a bell, copper amber colour. Thick, foamy, lasting, beige head. Nose has malt loaf. Some sour fruit. Granary bread. Some nuts. Taste is lightly sour, with some sweetness on the lips. Light body. Slightly sour, vine fruit bitterness to finish. A bit odd, what with the sour thing going on, but I didn’t mind it overall.

BlackHaddock (7960) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2017
500ml bottle conditioned (lot 6056, BBE Aug 2017) into a UK pint sleeve at home on 3rd Mar 2017. Good, dark mahogany body, full and lasting creamy head. Malty with a slight sulphurous trace in both the nose and taste. Strange one this, malty molasses trying to showcase their sweetness against a bitter, musty, earthy, sulphur undertone: not sure it should taste like this (although I note others have mentioned similar flavours).

Evilkniamhel (1049) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2016
Bottle from dregs run. Hazy amber. Nose of toffee apple, malts, redcurrant. Taste is light malts, resin.

nihtila (4007) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 25, 2016
Bottle at Appellation tasting. Dark amber. Nose is citrus, fruity, biscuity flights. Tastes red fruits, caramel, biscuity malts, malts.

redders1974 (1702) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2016
Hazy briwn goid beige head some fruits and malts slightly acidic in taste pretty bland and thin bottle at home

rjnet (3) - - JAN 6, 2016 does not count
A nice balance between Bitter hops and rich malt, producing a nice session beer, but ultimately unmemorable. I wonder if it would have been better with food. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

AshtonMcCobb (7047) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 6, 2016
Bottle from Old Shambles Tavern in York. Appearance - deep amber to brown with a nice generous head. Nose - biscuits, toffee (perhaps honey) and a slight metallic note. Taste - more toffee, metal and biscuits. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and good bitterness on the finish. Overall - quite an enjoyable bitter.

Leighton (22820) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2015
Cask at Tap East - London: pours reddish copper with a creamy off-white head. Musty grainy aroma with suggestions of damp leaves. Tastes a little odd, there’s some musty earth, vague tang, leaves. Light bodied with fine carbonation. More must in the finish, grainy bread, old leather. Not very drinkable.

mR_fr0g (14028) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2015
Cask at tap east. During the Yorkshire open brew house beer fest. Orange amber coloured pour with a light haze and a lasting off white head. Aroma is light vinegar. Malt vinegar, nutty grains, apple grains. Flavour is composed of light nutty light tangy green apple. Burnt toffee, little too much solvent. Not very good condition. Palate is pretty ordinary, moderate carbonation, little grains. Woody vanilla. Meh.

sdmmb (1857) - BELGIUM - APR 23, 2015
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought at Bierhuis in Ossett. Ruby brown ale with malty flavour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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