Cross Bay Reviews




jjsint
3
Cross Bay Little Nipper
Handpull cask from VATS Bar, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal. Golden colour and cloudy. Not sure if it's following the murk trend or if it has issues. Apricots, apples and vinegar notes in the aroma. Sweetish aroma with bitter and sour notes from the hop. Peach yoghurt in the aftertaste. An odd beer but not a terrible one.
Saturday, September 23, 2017

redders1974
3.1
Cross Bay Vesper
On cask at the baum gold tasty fruits and a decent hop to it good session beer
Friday, September 22, 2017

daniele
3.4
Cross Bay Zenith
Cask oro carico lieve citrico scorza agrume secchezza media buon amaro finale
Thursday, August 24, 2017

drmaxinewatson
5
Cross Bay Zenith
Light golden colour, dry, refreshing, hoppy beer true to IPA style. Best sampled at the Golden Ball, Snatchems, Lancaster where it is always on tap and perfectly kept.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

undercurrent25
2.8
Cross Bay Zenith
Pours a golden colour. Taste is well balanced. Nothing exciting but decent session ale
Monday, August 21, 2017

MrTipple
3.2
Cross Bay Zenith
Grain and cereal malts, light citrus fruits. Clear gold, small, frothy, white head. Light bitter. More grain and cereal malts, caramel, citrus fruits, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Alright Golden Ale, nothing special. Cask at GBBF17, Kensington Olympia.
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Beerhunter111
3.3
Cross Bay Zenith
Sampled @ GBBF 2017, Day 3. A clear dark golden beer with a small off-white head. Aroma of toasted malt, biscuit. Taste of caramelish malt, medium sweet malt, biscuit, medium bitterness.
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Scopey
2.9
Cross Bay Zenith
Cask at GBBF. It pours clear golden with a medium white head. The aroma is soft, sweet, lemon iced bun, candy, white bread and sherbet. The taste is soft, some bitterness, lemon iced bun, toasty grain, white bread, cream bun and straw with a dry, sweetish finish. Light - medium body and soft carbonation. A bit sweet, but not depth.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

mR_fr0g
3.3
Cross Bay Zenith
Cask at the GBBF 2017. Day 1. 08/08/2017. A clear golden yellow coloured pour with a a loose white head. Aroma is little smoky phenol, straw, little medicinal. Palate is semi sweet raw grains, husks, moderate carbonation. Flavour is composed of semi sweet grainy, lemon dried,.. Little vanilla, passable.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

imdownthepub
3
Cross Bay Halo
Cask conditioned at The Royal Blenheim, Oxford. Gold with white head. This proved to be quite a thin beer, there is a light caramelised note along with a slightly stewed character. Some grassy hop hints save the day. It’s okay.
Saturday, July 22, 2017

Biroholik
2.7
Cross Bay Sunset
Cask @ Bricklayers Arms, Luton
Kolor bursztynowy w pełni klarowny. Biała, puszysta piana. Pozostawia ładny lacing na krawędziach. W aromacie słabo: zboża, lekki chleb, minimalny cytrus. W smaku podobnie. Długi, goryczkowy finisz. Tekstura niska do średniej. Słaba pijalność i wysokie wysycenie. Męczące piwo.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wezzielad
3.2
Cross Bay Sunset
Foamy head. Honey in colour. Smell is sweet, marmaladeesque Taste is sweet, tangy, orangey. Initial taste dies off. To be honest the after taste is kind of marmalade and even Doritos to an extent haha. Pretty solid pint.
Sunday, June 11, 2017

theprof
3.1
Cross Bay Morecambe's Sunshine
Cask. Pours pale golden clear body with thin white lace top. Aroma is biscuit malts. Taste is light body bitter and sour with tart hop finish. Certainly one of the drier blondes I’ve had recently.
Sunday, May 14, 2017

theprof
3
Cross Bay Omega
Cask. Aroma skunky, dough. Pours golden with white lace top. Taste richly malted buttery. Medium bitter. N Medium body. Medium carbonation Sweet finish. A summer special alongside the blonde.
Friday, May 12, 2017

BeerNinjaUK
2.6
Cross Bay Halo
Pint on guest at the local. Pours slightly cloudy rich golden with foamy head. Aroma some citrus, caramel, herbs. Somewhat bitter but nothing particularly distinctive.
Friday, December 16, 2016

piwnepodroze
3.2
Cross Bay Zenith
Najwięcej obaw miałem do Zenitha, ale jednak jest najjaśniejszym piwem browaru Cross Bay. No bo india pale ale z zawartością alkoholu na poziomie 5%? Słabo. Tylko pozornie. Zarówno w aromacie, jak i w goryczy pojawiają się wyraźne owoce tropikalne. Nie jest to może bomba, ale bardzo przyjemne nuty umilają spożywanie tego smacznego, lecz wciąż wodnistego piwa. Ciało piwa woła o pomstę do nieba, no ale na tle klasycznego piwowarstwa w Anglii, to i tak jest coś! 6,5/10.
Friday, November 11, 2016

piwnepodroze
3
Cross Bay Nightfall
Nightfall to bitter, styl będący - wbrew nazwie - esencją piwnej nudy. Gorzki to on może być tylko w zestawieniu z herbatą, do której ktoś wsypał 4 łyżeczki cukru, albo coli. Ten tu jest i tak całkiem całkiem. Chlebowa i karmelowa podbudowa słodowa nie znajdują może dużej kontry goryczkowej, która ja chętnie bym przywitał, ale delikatnie zaznaczona ziemistość dobrze się komponuje. Na koniec pojawia się nawet lekka nuta owoców.
Friday, November 11, 2016

piwnepodroze
2.1
Cross Bay Sunset
Wypity w oczekiwaniu na najlepszego kebsa świata Sunset to blonde, angielski blonde. Mógłbym mu przyznać nagrodę za balans roku. Idealnie lawiruje między nijakim aromatem, a miałkim smakiem. Jakieś zboże w nosie, jakiś słód na języku. Ogólna piwna żałość w której tak rozkochali się Anglicy.
Friday, November 11, 2016

piwnepodroze
3
Cross Bay Morecambe's Sunshine
Morecambe Sunshine okazał się być przyzwoitym piwem, solidnym jak przystało na klasyczny angielski golden ale. Wąchałem jedynie prawą dziurką (piłem w plenerze, bez szkła) i podobało mi się to, co dotarło do mózgu. Wyraźny hebatnikowo-biszkoptowy aromat złamany był nutką cytrusa i ziołami. Lekko wysycone, zaskakująco pełne, zbożowe, z fajnie zaznaczoną krótką goryczką
Friday, November 11, 2016

piwnepodroze
2.6
Cross Bay Halo
Halo to ekstremalnie lekki english pale ale. Ekstremalnie mu też blisko do wody w swym braku gęstości. Ma lekko kwiatowy i ziemisty aromat, krótką nijaką gorycz i jest lekko ziołowe. Pewnie można w siebie to wlewać pintami (3,6% alkoholu), ale przy końcu pierwszej usypiałem z nudów.
Friday, November 11, 2016

Towey1989
3.1
Cross Bay Morecambe's Sunshine
Cask at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) A clear pale golden colour with a medium white head. Aroma of cereal, biscuity malts, some lemon and subtle grassy hops. Taste is similar of cereal, biscuity malts, some lemon and grassy hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A dry, grassy hop bitterness in the finish. A light malty beer with a slight hop bitterness late on. A decent golden ale.
Monday, October 17, 2016

ndburns
3.1
Cross Bay Zenith
Pint on cask at Charlton Kings Club. Pours a clear gold with a minimal white head. Aroma and taste are grainy, pine hops and a little citrus. Quite bitter, not much sweetness.
Sunday, October 16, 2016

Mr_Pink_152
3
Cross Bay Nightfall
On tap at the Hop and Barley. Pale amber colour with a lacy white head. Grainy malt and slight citrus aroma. With a thin sweetish taste.
Saturday, October 8, 2016

theprof
3
Cross Bay Sunset
Cask. A modest and mildly fruity aroma. Pours pale gold and from the tap there’s no head just a smattering of broken lace. So far so unimpressive. But the taste is better than the scent. With a bready malty richness and a pleasing wash upon the palate. I could spend the evening in this company, even if it would be unremarkable.
Saturday, September 24, 2016

BlackHaddock
3.5
Cross Bay Zenith
Cask: half-pint in The Royal Oak, Fleetwood on 10th Sep 2016. Clean and clear golden bodied with a white topping. Really good hop base with a piney and fruity nature throughout.
Sunday, September 11, 2016

ManVsBeer
2.8
Cross Bay Morecambe's Sunshine
Cask @ Pumproom, Halifax. Golden-blonde with a creamy head. Light textured and tasting, whilst maintaining a healthy hoppy character. Malty in its nose.
Friday, September 2, 2016

rlgk
3.3
Cross Bay Halo
Sample at GBBF 2016, Wednesday. Clear pale golden beer with a decent offwhite head. Hoppy citrus aroma, grapes, hay, floral notes. Hoppy herbal flavor, citrus, grass, hay, floral notes. Quite nice.
Friday, August 26, 2016

Benzai
3.6
Cross Bay Halo
Sampled @ GBBF Day 2. lear golden color, small white head. Aroma is lightly malts, lightly fruity hops. Taste malts, some fruity hops again though lightly, a nice hoppy bitter finish. Not bad at all.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Leighton
3.3
Cross Bay Halo
Cask at GBBF 2016 - Day 5. Pours clear yellow-gold with a creamy, white head. The aroma holds light lemony hops, pale bread, some crispy hay. Light sweet flavour, restrained, with light doughy biscuits, more lemony notes, light bitter hay. Light bodied with fine carbonation; good condition. Lightly sweet to finish, yet more hay and simple busy city pale malts. Fine golde.
Saturday, August 13, 2016

mR_fr0g
3.3
Cross Bay Halo
Cask at GBBF Saturday, 13/08/2016. A clear pale golden coloured pour with a a thin white head. Aroma is subtle berry fruits, berry, pale grains, vanilla. Flavour is composed of semi sweet malts, bready, nutty malts, twig, berry hedgerow hop. Palate is semi sweet, mellow cask condition. Not bad.
Saturday, August 13, 2016

Beerhunter111
2.9
Cross Bay Halo
Gbbf. Klares goldenes Bier. Geruch süß getreidig malzig, mild hopfig. Geschmack süß malzig, Getreide, leicht würzig hopfig bitter.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

harrisoni
3.7
Cross Bay Halo
Cask gravity at GBBF 2016. Clear gold lasting cream head. Decent golden ale. Some decent hop. Really beautiful condition. Lovely lemon hop. Grew on me.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

ravidesai
2.9
Cross Bay Nightfall
On cask @the railway Liverpool. A basic bitter . hazy amber color, frothy head . Aroma of malt and some pine notes cutting through. mouthfeel is thinand could use more body A pleasant malty taste with a lingdering bitter hop finish
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Towey1989
3.3
Cross Bay Nightfall
Cask at The Black Lake, Meir Heath. A clear amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma of bready malts, slight hedgerow fruits and floral hops. Taste of bready malts, some caramel, slight hedgerow fruits and floral hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A dry, floral hop bitterness in the finish. A simple session bitter with with a great floral hop aroma and flavour. Decent.
Sunday, May 29, 2016

ManVsBeer
3.5
Cross Bay Rauch Bier
Clitheroe Beer Festival 2016. Brown coloured ale. It is lightly smoked and its texture is similarly light and easy supping.
Friday, May 13, 2016

mike_77
3.2
Cross Bay Zenith
Has a golden colour and a creamy head. The aroma and flavour have well balanced maltiness and a touch of citrus to keep it quite fresh.
Saturday, January 23, 2016

Martinus
3.6
Cross Bay Zenith
Clear golden colour, firm white head. Hoppy aroma, floral, light fruity. Light bitter flavour, malts, hops and earth. Finish hops, light herbal, malt, straw and citrus.
(from draught @ GBBF ’14, London)

Friday, November 6, 2015

Towey1989
3.4
Cross Bay Zenith
Cask at Benk’s, Leek. A clear golden colour with a medium white head. Aroma of grapefruit, melon, some lemon, a little pine, straw, slight grain and grassy hops. Taste is smiling of melon, some grapefruit, a little lemon, straw, slight grain and grassy, floral hops. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A dryish, floral hop bitterness. Another decent English IPA. Subtle citrus flavour with a pleasant floral bitterness. Ok.
Monday, September 14, 2015

yespr
3.1
Cross Bay Nightfall
From cask. Pours hazy orange with a small off white head. Aroma is toasted malty and slight fruity. Bitter, light fruty and mellow. Lingering mild fruity and vague bitter.
Friday, August 14, 2015

DanielBrown
3.4
Cross Bay Sunset
Cask at Queens Arms, Birmingham. Pleasant, sticky, tangy Golden. Malt backbone bulges under the carpet. Lightly warming.
Saturday, July 18, 2015

Nocturne
3.3
Cross Bay Morecambe's Sunshine
Cask at The Station Inn, Ribblehead. Clear golden shade. White head and lacing. Slightly dry, biscuity malts, light caramel. Above all there is a pleasant lemon fruitiness to it. Slightest prickle of hops. A good summer quaffer.
Thursday, July 2, 2015

Grumbo
3.4
Cross Bay Nightfall
Bottle from The Ship In A Bottle, Liverpool. Poured a golden amber colour with an average sized off white head. Aroma is moderately hoppy, with caramel, citrus and grapefruit. Taste has a light sweetness and bitterness. Light body, texture is a touch thin but quite smooth. Average carbonation. Finish is a light hoppy bitterness. Enjoyed this, a good session ale.
Sunday, June 28, 2015

jjsint
3.6
Cross Bay Zenith
Cask at the Earl of Beaconsfield, Cambridge. Mid-gold, a bit of head with quite a substantial amount of white lacing. Spruce and grapefruit aroma. Taste is lovely. A fruity bitter with a slight candied sweet edge which turns to astringency in the finish. Perfectly kept and well-balanced. A good cask bitter.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

berkshirejohn
3.4
Cross Bay Zenith
Cask at the Rose & Crown, Sandhurst. Straw with a tight cream head; sweet grainy aroma; smooth grainy body with some tropical fruit, and an unusal, dry, deep, grainy bitterness that lingers. A satisfying pint.
Friday, June 12, 2015

niquillis
3.2
Cross Bay Halo
On cask at Freebird, Newcastle under Lyme. Pours golden with a white head. Quite a bitter pale, citrus, malt back. Decent session ale.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

wheresthepath
3.3
Cross Bay Halo
Cask at the Belle Vue, High Wycombe. Gold with a white head and a light sparkle. Pleasant sweet lemony hops, with a moderate dry bitterness and an easy going mouthfeel. Refreshing and goes down very easily. Nothing outstanding, but it’s a decent summer session ale, could drink a lot of this!
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

niquillis
3.1
Cross Bay Project B
On cask at Freebird, Newcastle under Lyme. Pours amber with a soft white head. Quite sweet for a wheat ale, it’s OK.
Sunday, March 22, 2015

ManVsBeer
2.8
Cross Bay Project B
Cask @ Ship & Mitre, Liverpool. Golden-blonde with a small head. Has hoppy-floral notes throughout with some fruitiness in here too. A touch sour without being a sour ale and fairly crisp.
Thursday, March 19, 2015

allmyvinyl
3.6
Cross Bay Zenith
Cask at The Bull, Morecambe. Pours pale gold, thin white head. Aromas of lemon, caramel, floral notes too. Taste is light sweet, good floral bitterness. A nice pint.
Monday, March 16, 2015

ManVsBeer
2.6
Cross Bay Dusk
Pendle Beer Festival. Dark ruby with a thin head. Has a soapy nose and thin tasting with light sweet-roasted malts in both aroma and taste.
Thursday, February 19, 2015