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Brewed by Camerons
Style: Bitter
Hartlepool, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Occasional.
Latterly the brand was under the ownership of AB InBev and brewed under contract at Camerons. Axed by AN InBev in 2009 but reappeared as a Camerons seasonal "guest ale" for March to May 2013. Apparently now under the ownership of a company called Limelight Brands Limited, which has a link with Camerons through a common director.

Itís back! A North East classic now available as a guest ale throughout March and April via Camerons Brewery. Castle Eden Ale is a light, creamy golden ale with a late addition of Styrian Goldings hops giving it an interesting contrast between an initial sweet surge of flavour followed by a slightly bitter aftertaste.
See: Golden
Smell: Honey, Molasses
Taste: Sweet, Rich
Hops: Target, Stryian Goldings
Malt: Pale Ale


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
shoestring (261) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - FEB 11, 2008
Absolutely fabulous. Suited my palate to a tee. All my favourites were in the mouth. Butter, fudge, molasses. Dry finish. Very creamy/oily palate. Extremely drinkable indeed.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 26, 2007
500ml bottle. Clear copper colour with no head. Aroma is sweet - caramel, vanilla and maybe a hint of oranges. Tangy flavour with sweet malt balancing the hops. Rather too flat for my liking and somewhat bland. Not as good as the old cask stuff I remember drinking in Cambridge in the 1990s.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beervis (243) - Taylorís Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2007
Bottle. Clear copper, thin white head. Nose caramel, biscuity malt. sweetish, slightly tannic flavour, some soft malt. finish dry and moderately bitter. not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2007
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Murky, muddy gold with a small white head. Sweet aroma, almost perfume. Sweet,fruity pear and apple peel taste. Pleasant late bitterness. I really liked this.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (3956) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2007
Bottle. Bronze and clear and left no lacing. Slightly bitter bit no dominating taste. A bit mundane bit reasonably drinkable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (13591) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2007
Cask handpull at White Swan, St Albans. Copper, lasting bubbly off white head. Some yeast, malt, hop aroma. Over carbonated in mouth, some nice red berry fruit. Bland and with some spritzy hop on finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rauchbier (3598) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2007
Bottle, from Rhythm & Booze in Brigg. Amber gold, thin white head and moderate condition. Pleasant mix of sweet caramel and earthy hoppiness in the nose with some background orangy citrus notes. Quite sweet in the mouth with the citrus and caramel dominating but with a very faint suggestion of phenols. Sweet finish with little of the hops apparent in the nose returning to balance it out.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fin (7364) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2006
Cask at the Boat Inn, Stoke Breune, Northants. Poured amber colour, aroma had a slight yeastiness to it and flavour whilst fine was a tad tired and had been on a day or two too long, very standard type of bitter that I hadnít had since itís Whitbread days so whilst nice to see it still around will have to look out for it in better nick next time.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2006
Cask Handpump. Very very very lively! Cloudy orange appearance, thick and silky on the palate. Scent is malty dough but in the mouth it is slightly bitter, with a slightly smoked hoppiness. Simple and refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2006 1. Cask Handpump at the Ashton Arms, Oldham 29/03/2003 Amber golden slightly sweet with some sour fruit flavour. Malty slightly dry finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Cliff, Sunderland 01/11/2005. Amber golden in appearance with some sour fruitiness. Some maltiness and bitterness in the finish.


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