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Yorkshire Moors - Cropton Brewery

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Ratings: 4
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.63
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Cropton Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 02-09-2003

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Photo of flyingpig
3.05/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

500ml Bottle as a gift after their brewery tour:
Murky brown with a thin, bubbly head that is light, tan brown and slowly reduces to a soapy lacing on top of the beer after a few minutes at its original height.

Bitter with earthy malts and some lighter fruit notes. There is some biscuit and darker fruits that give the beer some sweetness with some subdued English hops featuring alongside some toffee and toasted notes but overall the smell is on the light side.

Bitter & dry with some grain and subtle fruits on top of an earthy malt base. There is some light caramel and some basic hops as well.

Medium bodied and quite bitter with some sweetness and a smooth feel that is rounded off with a crisp, dry finish.

This one from the Great Yorkshire Brewery sadly turned out to be a bit of an anticlimax after trying their Two Pints bitter which is miles better.

Photo of jazzyjeff13
4/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Dec 2011. The label mentions that this ale was created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the designation of the North York Moors national park. Described as bottle conditioned.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A deep reddish-brown hue with plentiful carbonation. Yields a large off-white head of foam that lasts for several minutes before reducing to a surface layer. No obvious evidence of conditioning. A sweet aroma of grainy malt with notes of caramel and dried fruit.

Tastes of grainy malt with an attenuated dry bitter finish. Some sweetness up front, with notes of roasted grain, caramel, dried fruit and citrus peel. Mild leafy bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, leaving the palate rather dry. Bitter aftertaste of grainy malt.

Lovely; a well-crafted and complex ale with interesting flavours. The sweet and bitter elements complement each other nicely. Drinkable, and well worth sampling if you have the opportunity.

Photo of wl0307
3.35/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchased at the Real Ale Beer Shop in Richmond, London.
BB 21/05/06, served cool in a straight imperial pint glass.

A: dark ruby colour with a very thin, fluffy beer head; pretty lively and fizzy body.
S: quite fruity hoppy upfront: berry fruits, plums, lightly citrussy, underlining a deeper stream of toffee-ish dark malts with a bitter-sweet hint; a sour edge of rough yeast accompanies the overall aroma at the back, but not unpleasant.
T: very smooth upfront, lightly roasted flavour of malts gradually develops along with an intriguing, salty-sour and bitter edge of mixed hops; a toasted tea-leaf like earthy hops (Fuggles?) with a faintly spicy tinge (like clove) sustains at the back, leading to a slightly dryish and very mildly bitter finish.
M&D: pretty smooth on the mouthfeel, but overall the texture is slightly on the boring/flat side and the fizz support is pretty weak. To me this is yet another bottle-conditioned British beer in need of better handling of yeast-condition. That said, the subtleness of flavour is definitely there for the patient drinkers to appreciate.

Photo of John
4.13/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow, what a nice find this weekend. Always plenty of surprises in the rotation at The Old Toad. This gem from the Cropton Brewery arrived in fine shape. Clear amber, darker than I expected. The aroma is fruity, hoppy and very inviting. The flavor a is well blended balance of toasted malt, toffee, citrus fruits and resinous hops. The Fuggles and Progress hops are bright, crisp and dry. I'll be going back for more, hopefully before it's all gone. A brew that has great drinkability and enough subtle complexities to keep it interesting.

Yorkshire Moors from Cropton Brewery
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