Established in 1981

Crouch Vale Brewery

Regional Brewery in South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿


23 Haltwhistle Road
South Woodham Ferrers
CM3 5ZA

+44 (0)1245 322744
[email protected]


Crouch Vale Brewery was established in 1981 by two beer enthusiast. The brewery was cobbled up from whatever was available cheaply. In 2006 a new brewery, purpose-built and capable of much more consistent and better product quality, was opened. However, the original production ethos was (and still is) maintained – ingredients are purchased on quality rather than price and the brewery is still manned by real people, who hand-craft the beers.

 


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6.8
Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 7

Cask. Slightly hazy golden colour with a mediumsized white foamy head. Aroma is floral, some honey and mild sweet floral tones. Flavour is sweet malts, some floral, honey and mild herbal taste. Nice bitterness and somewhat dry palate too. Refreshing brew.

Tried from Cask on 22 Nov 2023 at 19:03


7
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 7

Cask@The Fat Cat, Norwich. Amber colour with a mediumsized creamy off-white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, some wooden tones with mild toffee as well. Flavour is floral, fruity, some nectary mild green apple skins with some herbal tones too.

Tried from Cask on 31 Oct 2023 at 19:02


5.3
Appearance - 4 | Aroma - 5 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 4 | Overall - 5

Cask at Old Fountain. Pale yellow colour with big white bubbly head which soon fades. Aroma is a bit stinky, bit of manure/horse blanket/sulphur and also lemon hoppy. Taste is slightly malty, and with plenty of lemon. Seems to be quite highly carbonated. Made me really burpy. Refreshing but confusing, as the stinkiness was often overpowering.

Tried from Cask on 08 Sep 2019 at 15:51


6.5
Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 4 | Overall - 7

Bottle. Pale blonde, hazy. Lemon and melon in the slightly perfumed aroma. Thin. Perfumed, just a bit too lemony flavor. Hint of pineapple. Still a well made citrus flavored ale.

Tried from Bottle on 26 Aug 2019 at 12:07


9

Classic

Tried at The Ale House on 06 Aug 2019 at 22:05


5.8
Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 6 | Flavor - 5 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 6

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2017, [ Great British Beer Festival 2017 ], London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.[ As Crouch Vale Ekuanot ].Clear medium orange colour with a average, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, sweet malt, caramel, moderate hoppy, citrus, fruity hops, marmalade hops. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, marmalade hops, pale malt, sweet malt, citrus. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20170810] 6-3-5-3-12

Tried from Cask on 03 Jul 2019 at 13:17


Tried from Draft at The Ale House on 02 Jul 2019 at 19:24


9

Bitter as fuck. Lovely.

Tried at The Ale House on 14 Feb 2019 at 17:47


7.4
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 7.5

Cask @ Salopian. Pours clear gold, thin white head. Aroma of sweet pale malt, citrus. Taste is light & smooth, good sweet tropical fruit and grapefruit, soothing citrus. Good hoppy presence. Excellent cask.

Tried from Cask on 01 Oct 2018 at 18:26



Brewery Stats
Score 6.76
Beers51
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