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PubAddressLast Visit Seen
Victoria ArmsBrentwood, Essex02 Dec 2023
The MayflowerLeigh-on-Sea, Essex17 Jun 2022
The Palm TreeBow, Greater London18 Nov 2021
The Barge InnBattlesbridge, Essex08 Jul 2021
The Pride of SpitalfieldsSpitalfields, Central London01 Feb 2020
The Queen's HeadChelmsford, Essex02 Jan 2020
Rochford Beer & Cider Festival 2019Rochford, Essex20 Nov 2019
Tap Room 19South Woodham Ferrers, Essex28 Sep 2019
The WoodbineHighbury, Greater London24 Jul 2019
The PeasantClerkenwell, Central London09 Mar 2019
Rochford Beer & Cider Festival 2018Rochford, Essex21 Nov 2018
The Kingston ArmsCambridge, Cambridgeshire14 Oct 2018
Upminster TapRoomUpminster, Greater London20 Jun 2018
Ye Olde White HarteBurnham-on-Crouch, Essex13 Mar 2018
The HarpCharing Cross, Central London23 Feb 2018
Ale HouseColchester, Essex09 Dec 2017
DoveHackney, Greater London02 May 2017
The Fat CatColchester, Essex10 Feb 2017
The Edgar WallaceTemple, Central London24 Jan 2017
163 Upper Street (formerly The Taproom)Islington, Central London22 Jan 2017
The Rising SunStanford-le-Hope, Essex02 May 2016
Railway HotelSouthend-on-Sea, Essex07 Feb 2016
The PeterBoatLeigh-on-Sea, Essex06 Jan 2016
Rochford Beer & Cider Festival 2015Rochford, Essex19 Nov 2015
Old Queens HeadIslington, Central London21 Aug 2015
The Flying PigCambridge, Cambridgeshire23 Jul 2015
The Sun InnStafford, Staffordshire22 Jul 2015
The Fat Cat Brewery TapNorwich, Norfolk28 May 2015
The White HartGrays, Essex23 May 2015
The Thomas WolseyIpswich, Suffolk04 Mar 2015
Williams Ale & Cider HouseSpitalfields, Central London09 Feb 2015
The HopeCarshalton, Greater London28 Aug 2014
The Purple DogColchester, Essex05 Aug 2014
Ye Olde Rose & CrownWalthamstow, Greater London05 Jul 2014
The Wenlock ArmsHoxton, Central London09 Jun 2014
Bunch of GrapesPontypridd, Glamorgan10 May 2014
The AlbionWinchester, Hampshire08 Apr 2014
Rochford Beer & Cider Festival 2013Rochford, Essex20 Nov 2013
The RadcliffeHitchin, Hertfordshire04 Oct 2013
The CottageNorwich, Norfolk03 Oct 2013
White HorseTrowse, Norfolk03 Sep 2013
The Chaser InnShipbourne, Kent18 Aug 2013
New InnRockland St Mary, Norfolk14 Aug 2013
Nags HeadReading, Berkshire05 Aug 2013
The Beer HallStaveley, Cumbria18 Jul 2013
Old Cross TavernHertford, Hertfordshire26 Jun 2013
2nd Angelfest Music and Beer Festival 2013Tonbridge, Kent27 Apr 2013
Claret & Ale (formerly Claret Free House)Addiscombe, Greater London05 Feb 2013
Old FountainOld Street, Central London04 Feb 2013
The Dove Street InnIpswich, Suffolk14 Jan 2013
Rochford Beer & Cider Festival 2012Rochford, Essex21 Nov 2012
AnchorGreat Wakering, Essex11 Nov 2012
The Flower PotMaidstone, Kent15 Oct 2012
The CamelBethnal Green, Greater London05 Sep 2012
The Thatchers ArmsMount Bures, Essex16 Aug 2012
Dartford Working Men's ClubDartford, Kent31 Jul 2012
The White HorseChelmsford, Essex05 Jul 2012
The Queens HeadHarlow, Essex16 Jun 2012
The Fat CatIpswich, Suffolk20 May 2012
The Evening StarBrighton, East Sussex17 May 2012
The Last InnOswestry, Shropshire06 May 2012
1st Angelfest Music and Beer Festival 2012Tonbridge, Kent22 Apr 2012
Rising SunHigh Wych, Hertfordshire21 Apr 2012
Nevill BullBirling, Kent06 Apr 2012
The TalbotBrockley, Greater London22 Mar 2012
The Bell InnHorndon on the Hill, Essex18 Mar 2012
Red LionSnargate, Kent24 Sep 2011
Wye Hops Beer Festival 2011Wye, Kent17 Sep 2011
Stile BridgeMarden, Kent28 Aug 2011
Lobster Shack (formerly The Whitstable Brewery Bar)Whitstable, Kent22 Jul 2011
The Bell InnIvychurch, Kent03 Jul 2010
The Lifeboat Ale & Cider HouseMargate, Kent05 Jun 2010
Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2010Margate, Kent03 Apr 2010
Kelham Island TavernSheffield, South Yorkshire21 Nov 2009
Sun InnDedham, Essex17 Sep 2009
The BullHorton Kirby, Kent18 Feb 2009
The Gardener's ArmsLewes, East Sussex14 Nov 2008
The Churchill TavernRamsgate, Kent07 Jun 2007
Reading Beer Festival 2007Reading, Berkshire05 May 2007
Montefiore ArmsRamsgate, Kent14 Dec 2006
Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2006Ramsgate, Kent14 Apr 2006

Tasting Summary

These comments are the opinion of the individual reviewer and represent what they thought of the beer on a particular day in a particular pub. If a review is less favourable, it may be because the beer suffered somewhere in the supply chain between them and the brewery.

Victoria Arms, Brentwood, Essex

Magnus GreelNot Tried02 Dec 2023

The Mayflower, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex

Magnus GreelExcellent17 Jun 2022 I can't recall having a bad pint of this?
ChrisEExcellent23 Oct 2017
Stephen HarrisNot Tried11 Aug 2017
Stephen HarrisNot Tried23 Jul 2017
Stephen HarrisNot Tried04 Oct 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried26 Jun 2015
ChrisENot Tried04 Aug 2011

The Palm Tree, Bow, Greater London

ChrisEGood18 Nov 2021

The Barge Inn, Battlesbridge, Essex

ChrisEAcceptable08 Jul 2021
Stephen HarrisExcellent03 Feb 2013 The perfect reward for a morning’s hike – golden, sparkly and refreshing.

The Pride of Spitalfields, Spitalfields, Central London

Stephen HarrisExcellent01 Feb 2020 As usual.
Stephen HarrisExcellent25 Jan 2020 I stuck with this one throughout.
Magnus GreelPoor23 Oct 2018 Nothing what I was expecting - too cloying syrupy lacking its usual hoppiness
ChrisEExcellent29 Sep 2017
Jack WilliamGood05 Sep 2017
Stephen HarrisNot Tried30 May 2017
Stephen HarrisExcellent28 Dec 2016 A superb pint.
Stephen HarrisExcellent03 Oct 2016 My choice is totally predictable in here.
Stephen HarrisNot Tried14 May 2015
Stephen HarrisExcellent15 Aug 2014 It may be a Truman’s night, but I will not be diverted from this beer.
HSBNot Tried17 Jul 2014
HSBNot Tried13 Jun 2014
Stephen HarrisExcellent25 May 2014 Perfect, refreshing lunchtime beer.
Stephen HarrisExcellent18 May 2013 I see little reason to try other beers when this excellent stalwart is available.
Stephen HarrisExcellent05 Mar 2013 I stuck with this excellent, light, hoppy beer.
Stephen HarrisExcellent07 Jan 2013 A great malt and hops blend which always seems to taste extra good in this pub.
Stephen HarrisExcellent28 May 2012 The beer of choice here – always excellent.
IanGood26 Feb 2009 Regular beer at this pub and in good condition and good depth of flavours.
IanExceptional30 Nov 2007 Gold, thin lasting white head. Great condition, lovely sherberty, grapefruit. Benchmark beer along with Dark Star Hophead and Oakham JHB.
IanAcceptable30 Mar 2007 Pale gold, citrusy, but lacked a bit of body.

The Queen's Head, Chelmsford, Essex

Magnus GreelNot Tried02 Jan 2020
Magnus GreelGood07 Jun 2016
thebrewingmanNot Tried15 Apr 2013
ChrisEExcellent11 Feb 2012
thebrewingmanNot Tried01 Oct 2011
thebrewingmanNot Tried19 Sep 2011

Rochford Beer & Cider Festival 2019, Rochford, Essex

Philip PirripNot Tried20 Nov 2019

Tap Room 19, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex

Magnus GreelExcellent28 Sep 2019 Pale refreshing and extravagantly hoppy with gorgeous aromas of tropical fruits.
Magnus GreelNot Tried13 Mar 2018
Stephen HarrisNot Tried08 Jul 2017
Magnus GreelExcellent12 Nov 2016
ChrisENot Tried12 Nov 2016

The Woodbine, Highbury, Greater London

Stephen HarrisAcceptable24 Jul 2019 Usually a great beer, but this is flat a and a bit warm.

The Peasant, Clerkenwell, Central London

ChrisENot Tried09 Mar 2019
Jack WilliamGood20 Apr 2014 Citrus overtones with a smooth buttery peach flavour.
HSBNot Tried19 Sep 2013

Rochford Beer & Cider Festival 2018, Rochford, Essex

Philip PirripNot Tried21 Nov 2018

The Kingston Arms, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Stephen HarrisNot Tried14 Oct 2018
Magnus GreelNot Tried07 Oct 2017
HSBNot Tried18 Feb 2016
Stephen HarrisExcellent12 Sep 2015 Ever-reliable pint.
Stephen HarrisNot Tried27 Dec 2014
IanAcceptable19 Jan 2007 Just not quite there. Aroma again has a bit of appleness too it. Green apple, which suggests not ready yet. Sherberty hop on finish is excellent, full and creamy. Probably needs another day to be at its best.

Upminster TapRoom, Upminster, Greater London

ChrisENot Tried20 Jun 2018
ChrisENot Tried22 Jun 2017

Ye Olde White Harte, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex

Magnus GreelGood13 Mar 2018
Stephen HarrisExcellent03 Mar 2013 No visit to south Essex is complete without a pint of this excellent beer.
WittendenExcellent18 Sep 2012 The groaning handpumps foretold stale beer, but not a bit of it!Very pale gold, nettley hops,long bitter finish after East Anglian malt. Grand stuff.

The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London

Philip PirripNot Tried23 Feb 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried14 Jun 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried08 Jun 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried11 Jan 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried14 Sep 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried11 Aug 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried04 Aug 2014
Stephen HarrisNot Tried03 Jul 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried11 Mar 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried07 Mar 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried01 Mar 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried31 Jan 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried27 Jan 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried17 Jan 2014
EdbeckExcellent11 Jan 2014
Archie14Exceptional08 Jan 2014 Delicious gold ale
Judy G GarlandNot Tried18 Nov 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried31 Oct 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried27 Sep 2013
Judy G GarlandNot Tried05 Sep 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried08 Jun 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried06 Oct 2012
WittendenNot Tried07 Jul 2012
PedroExceptional03 Mar 2012

Ale House, Colchester, Essex

AndrewNot Tried09 Dec 2017

Dove, Hackney, Greater London

Magnus GreelExceptional02 May 2017 Superb. Bready hearty ale with a crisp and polished finish.
Stephen HarrisExcellent27 Oct 2016 A long-standing favourite of mine.
Stephen HarrisNot Tried27 May 2014
Stephen HarrisNot Tried14 Jan 2013
Stephen HarrisNot Tried28 Jun 2012
Stephen HarrisExcellent28 Mar 2012 Light and hoppy excellence.
Stephen HarrisNot Tried21 Dec 2011

The Fat Cat, Colchester, Essex

ChrisENot Tried10 Feb 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried10 Feb 2017
Stephen HarrisNot Tried12 Nov 2016
HSBNot Tried05 Aug 2014
Stephen HarrisNot Tried24 May 2014
Stephen HarrisNot Tried31 Aug 2013
Stephen HarrisNot Tried06 Apr 2013

The Edgar Wallace, Temple, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried24 Jan 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried12 May 2015
HSBNot Tried30 Apr 2015
thebrewingmanNot Tried16 Feb 2015
Stephen HarrisNot Tried29 Jan 2014
Stephen HarrisNot Tried28 Nov 2012
Stephen HarrisNot Tried03 Aug 2012

163 Upper Street (formerly The Taproom), Islington, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried22 Jan 2017

The Rising Sun, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex

Stephen HarrisExcellent02 May 2016 Can’t go wrong with this beer.

Railway Hotel, Southend-on-Sea, Essex

Stephen HarrisGood07 Feb 2016 A beer that I very much like, but served crazily cold here. Good flavours still manage to shine through.

The PeterBoat, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex

ChrisEGood06 Jan 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried18 Sep 2012

Rochford Beer & Cider Festival 2015, Rochford, Essex

Philip PirripNot Tried19 Nov 2015

Old Queens Head, Islington, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried21 Aug 2015 I had to return this as it smelled and tasted of vinegar. Replaced without fuss and immediately taken off sale.

The Flying Pig, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

HSBNot Tried23 Jul 2015
HSBNot Tried22 May 2015
HSBNot Tried03 Mar 2015

The Sun Inn, Stafford, Staffordshire

Philip PirripNot Tried22 Jul 2015 Ran out

The Fat Cat Brewery Tap, Norwich, Norfolk

HSBNot Tried28 May 2015

The White Hart, Grays, Essex

Stephen HarrisNot Tried23 May 2015
Stephen HarrisExcellent15 Feb 2015 Always a good beer to start with when in Essex.
thebrewingmanNot Tried30 Sep 2014
Stephen HarrisNot Tried14 Jun 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried01 Nov 2013
Stephen HarrisExcellent12 Feb 2012 Pale gold and citrusy classic.
thebrewingmanExcellent10 Sep 2011

The Thomas Wolsey, Ipswich, Suffolk

HSBNot Tried04 Mar 2015

Williams Ale & Cider House, Spitalfields, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried09 Feb 2015

The Hope, Carshalton, Greater London

HSBNot Tried28 Aug 2014
HSBNot Tried31 Aug 2013

The Purple Dog, Colchester, Essex

HSBAcceptable05 Aug 2014 This is another beer that I think has suffered from success. I find it insipid and very ordinary.
Stephen HarrisExcellent24 May 2014 Always an excellent choice when in Essex.

Ye Olde Rose & Crown, Walthamstow, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried05 Jul 2014

The Wenlock Arms, Hoxton, Central London

Archie14Not Tried09 Jun 2014
IanNot Tried31 Mar 2006
IanExceptional28 May 2005 Golden beer. The hops on this beer are utterly superb. Flavours are citrusy. It has good balance and good length. An excellent beer you could drink all day and never get bored of

Bunch of Grapes, Pontypridd, Glamorgan

ChrisENot Tried10 May 2014

The Albion, Winchester, Hampshire

ChrisENot Tried08 Apr 2014 Most people in the pub were drinking this, and they said it was good.

Rochford Beer & Cider Festival 2013, Rochford, Essex

Philip PirripNot Tried20 Nov 2013

The Radcliffe, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Philip PirripGood04 Oct 2013

The Cottage, Norwich, Norfolk

HSBNot Tried03 Oct 2013

White Horse, Trowse, Norfolk

HSBNot Tried03 Sep 2013

The Chaser Inn, Shipbourne, Kent

Judy G GarlandNot Tried18 Aug 2013

New Inn, Rockland St Mary, Norfolk

HSBGood14 Aug 2013

Nags Head, Reading, Berkshire

Philip PirripNot Tried05 Aug 2013

The Beer Hall, Staveley, Cumbria

ChrisENot Tried18 Jul 2013

Old Cross Tavern, Hertford, Hertfordshire

Philip PirripNot Tried26 Jun 2013

2nd Angelfest Music and Beer Festival 2013, Tonbridge, Kent

oz11Not Tried27 Apr 2013 The second beer to run out

Claret & Ale (formerly Claret Free House), Addiscombe, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried05 Feb 2013

Old Fountain, Old Street, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried04 Feb 2013
Stephen HarrisNot Tried20 Nov 2012
IanGood26 Feb 2009 Pale gold, lasting thin white head. It's good, av ery drinkable golden ale. I think Hophead's better. This has more tropical fruit flavours, mango/passionfruit, but with a sherberty hop. Good.

The Dove Street Inn, Ipswich, Suffolk

Philip PirripNot Tried14 Jan 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried20 May 2012

Rochford Beer & Cider Festival 2012, Rochford, Essex

Philip PirripNot Tried21 Nov 2012

Anchor, Great Wakering, Essex

Stephen HarrisExcellent11 Nov 2012 A couple of particularly good pints of this top notch, pale, hoppy beer.

The Flower Pot, Maidstone, Kent

PedroExcellent15 Oct 2012
AlenomoreNot Tried30 Jun 2012
AlenomoreExcellent29 Jun 2012
PedroExcellent29 Jun 2012
PedroExcellent29 Jun 2012
DosserExcellent07 May 2012
AngieNot Tried08 Mar 2012
PedroExceptional06 Mar 2012
PedroExcellent06 May 2010

The Camel, Bethnal Green, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried05 Sep 2012
ChrisENot Tried17 Oct 2011

The Thatchers Arms, Mount Bures, Essex

AndrewNot Tried16 Aug 2012

Dartford Working Men's Club, Dartford, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried31 Jul 2012

The White Horse, Chelmsford, Essex

Philip PirripNot Tried05 Jul 2012

The Queens Head, Harlow, Essex

Stephen HarrisGood16 Jun 2012 Good, but over-chilled.

The Fat Cat, Ipswich, Suffolk

Philip PirripNot Tried20 May 2012

The Evening Star, Brighton, East Sussex

Philip PirripNot Tried17 May 2012

The Last Inn, Oswestry, Shropshire

Bear & Ragged StaffGood06 May 2012 You can understand why this beer has won so many accolades. So much going on in the glass and a very distinctive finish. Bordering on excellent.

1st Angelfest Music and Beer Festival 2012, Tonbridge, Kent

oz11Excellent22 Apr 2012
oz11Not Tried21 Apr 2012

Rising Sun, High Wych, Hertfordshire

PedroGood21 Apr 2012

Nevill Bull, Birling, Kent

PedroExcellent06 Apr 2012

The Talbot, Brockley, Greater London

Stephen HarrisAcceptable22 Mar 2012 Suffered a little from being served on gravity dispense from a temporary stillage – a bit warm and flat. But recognisably Brewers Gold.

The Bell Inn, Horndon on the Hill, Essex

Stephen HarrisExcellent18 Mar 2012 Always a good, light, hoppy pint.
thebrewingmanAcceptable19 Mar 2011 Too cold and did not appear to have any body. I have tasted much better.
AndrewNot Tried18 Mar 2011

Red Lion, Snargate, Kent

PedroNot Tried24 Sep 2011

Wye Hops Beer Festival 2011, Wye, Kent

PedroExcellent17 Sep 2011

Stile Bridge, Marden, Kent

PedroNot Tried28 Aug 2011

Lobster Shack (formerly The Whitstable Brewery Bar), Whitstable, Kent

PedroNot Tried22 Jul 2011

The Bell Inn, Ivychurch, Kent

IanGood03 Jul 2010 I did start to worry about the beer at this festival til I had this old favourite. Beautiful hop, just not quite on top form.

The Lifeboat Ale & Cider House, Margate, Kent

ChrisENot Tried05 Jun 2010

Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2010, Margate, Kent

PedroGood03 Apr 2010

Kelham Island Tavern, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

James TExcellent21 Nov 2009

Sun Inn, Dedham, Essex

AndrewNot Tried17 Sep 2009

The Bull, Horton Kirby, Kent

DubbelNot Tried18 Feb 2009
DubbelAcceptable16 Feb 2009 Not the best batch, a bit bland, slight buttery taste, lacking fruit hit and complexity.

The Gardener's Arms, Lewes, East Sussex

IanExcellent14 Nov 2008 Lovely citrusy grapefruit. Touch of soap, but the hop truly is excellent.
AndrewNot Tried14 Nov 2008

The Churchill Tavern, Ramsgate, Kent

AndrewNot Tried07 Jun 2007

Reading Beer Festival 2007, Reading, Berkshire

IanExcellent05 May 2007 Difficult to decide which was best, this or the Oakham Bishops Farewell.

Montefiore Arms, Ramsgate, Kent

AndrewExceptional14 Dec 2006 Lots of grape juice, orange and orange peel with a grapefruit hop finish.

Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2006, Ramsgate, Kent

IanExcellent14 Apr 2006 Deep fulfilling flavours and just a lovely hop profile on this. Quality beer.

Crouch Vale Brewers Gold

4.00% ABV.

A pale, refreshing and hoppy beer with aromas of tropical fruits..

We have tried this beer 75 times.

We have given this beer an average score of Good to Excellent.

Other Crouch Vale beers.