Cross Bay Reviews




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

mr_h
3.4
Cross Bay Winter Moon (4.3%)
Cask by hand-pump at Wee Howff, Paisley - clear very dark brown near black, non-existent head, chocolate and roasted malt aroma, dark malt flavour, some chocolate and coffee, easy to drink
Saturday, January 3, 2015

gegwilson
2.9
Cross Bay Wolfing Hour
Bottle from Lancaster Wines. Pours mahogany with a fading cream head. The taste is a little odd. Woody vanilla alongside coffee gives it a bit of a custard flavour. There’s light spice too. Not keen.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014

yespr
3.5
Cross Bay Zenith
From cask. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, light citrusy. Smpoth fruity, peachy and light citrusy hoppy. Crisp bitter and lingering fruity intoa smooth finish.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Beese
1.6
Cross Bay Nightfall
Cask at The Falcon, Battersea on 13 Jun 2012. Poured a murky copper colour, with a scummy white head. Aroma of sulphur, cooked fruit and wet grass. Flat malt in the flavour, some grain and brown sugar. Finish was slightly metallic, with bready malt and hay.
Monday, December 8, 2014

anders37
3.2
Cross Bay Zenith
Cask @ GBBF 2014. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter finish.
Monday, October 27, 2014

niquillis
2.9
Cross Bay Bite Back
On cask at Malt ’n’ Hops, Fenton. Pours chestnut with light tan head. Malty but quite thin bitter. There is no mention of the brewery on the clip but I was assured this was a Cross Bay special.
Sunday, October 12, 2014

rlgk
3.2
Cross Bay Zenith
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Clear golden beer with a small but lasting offwhite head. Hopy citrus aroma, grass, hay, pine, mango, peach notes. Fruity hop flavor, mango, caramel, hay, raisins, peach notes.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Desverger
3.1
Cross Bay Zenith
Cask@GBBF 2014, London (13/08/2014) - golden pour with white head. Toasty malty and fruity and floral aroma and taste with a bitter finish.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Beese
3
Cross Bay Zenith
Gravity at GBBF 2014. Poured a clear golden colour, with a thin white head. Aroma of yeast, melon and straw. Bready malt flavours, with some mango and hay. Finish was grass, copper and marmalade.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Benzai
3.4
Cross Bay Zenith
Sampled @ GBBF day 2. Clear yellow golden color, small white head. Smell and taste lightly malts, a bit sweet, sweet hops, lightly bitter. Average body and carbonation. Not bad.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

planky84
2.9
Cross Bay Zenith
Cask at GBBF, 2014. Yellow/gold pour with a white head. Baked apple and spice aroma. Sweet citrus flavour with a light bitter tang. Bitter-sweet finish.
Saturday, August 16, 2014

Ferris
3.1
Cross Bay Zenith
Cask - Light citrus and a bit of skunk. Light gold with a rich white head. Skunky bitterness and light citrus with some sweet malt.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

leaparsons
2.2
Cross Bay Halo
Cask, The Criterion, Leicester. Golden with a white foam. Served warm! Aromas are biscuit and grain with pepper. Lemon with strong off-homebrew notes. Flavours are sweet lemon with grain and bad off notes. Not served well and perhaps not a great brew, either.
Thursday, July 31, 2014

weaselkenievil
2.6
Cross Bay Dusk
Cask at the British Flag, Macclesfield. I have no idea when or why I was there. If you’d ask me I would have swore blind I’d never been in. Must have been a good night. Dark amber with a thick off white head, didn’t last long. Some dark fruit, malts, caramel. It’s easy to drink just wasn’t much flavour I was into.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014