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

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   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


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fin (7697) - 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 (9160) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nekronos (3646) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 25, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2006 The same, a little light, and with mor efoam thna the others, but at least, was amber and was more serving time.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hbie (133) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2005
Cask at Bluebell Tattershall Thorpe. Served with "swan neck" handpump. Gold with creamy white head. I am not a fan of this method of dispense which suits some beers more than others and tends to knock much of the hoppy flavour out of the beer. Anyway the first pint pulled off I returned as slighty vinegar taste/smell, surprisingly the next pint was OK. A pleasant malty beer similar to how it used to be brewed when Whitbreads. Could do with more hops and flavour.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2005
Cask at Fellows Morton Clayton, Nottingham. One of their usual beers, wonderfully average, nice hit of caramel maltyness with some kind of fruit hiding behind it, seems to finish before it starts, OK-ish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 4, 2004
(nitro can)caramel and toffee aroma, earthy. Nitro can gives it that classic bubbly pour with a thick creamy head. Creamy mouthfeel, combined with a sweet flavour, some roasty malts. A solid english pint. There was a metallic aftertaste that was probably due to the can sitting around for awhile.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2004
A found much the same aromas and tastes that Silk Tork describes - apples & pears, berries & violets. Low hop profile, but very complex palate. However, felt that the overall effect was rather marred by the overly soft and short finish. Still a nice beer though. Cask (gravity), Battersea Beer Festival.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SilkTork (5277) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2004
Gravity @ The Battered Beer Festival. Copper coloured. This is how to use Marris Otter - good caramel and toffee and raspberry and apples and autumn hedgerows. One brilliant ale - full of assorted juicy flavours. Very moreish, very smooth and drinkable. Parma violets and pear drops in aroma. All malt. The finish is empty with just the merest hint of hop. A decent ale indeed.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2004
Cask Conditioned, at the Battersea Beer Festival, 2004.
Amber with a shiny fine white head. Moderately fruity, moderately bitter, moderately good, drop of beer. Slightly disappointing given my high expectations of Camerons.


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