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

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   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.

It’s 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


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (30908) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2008
From cask at Charlies, as Camerons castle eden ale. Pours clear and golden orange with a little off-white head. Light fruity and caramel malt. Flavour is light fruity with a solid acidic edge. Ends with a mild fruity note.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29223) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 16, 2008
Cask at Cockney Pub, Århus. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with citrusy notes of hops. The flavor is sweet malty with primary notes of citrus, but also light notes of metal, leading to a dry bitter finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2008
Cask conditioned at Cockney Pub, Århus
Copper color, poor head. It has a light apple aroma. Quite watery mouthfeel, with a little caramel taste and ordinary to sub-ordinary bitterness, still with a touch of apples. It reminds me the apple touch from homebrewing kits. Easy.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (13598) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2003
Based on draught version: Descent tasting English ale. Light and creamy with a small white head.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenrikSoegaard (10480) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 10, 2008
Cast at Cockney Pub, Århus. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. DArk yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Slightly grassy. Light bitter flavor. herbal. Moderate bitter average finish. Oily palate.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (10140) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2004
Cask Conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Rusty coloured with thick creamy head. Sweet malty fruity impact, full roasted background. Light finishing bitterness.

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.

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 hadn’t had since it’s Whitbread days so whilst nice to see it still around will have to look out for it in better nick next time.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7347) - 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.


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