Brewed by Castle Rock
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Nottingham, England


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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Cask and bottle: Regular; Unfiltered.
A blonde and beautiful single malt beer, light in colour and refreshing on the palate. The triple hop blend based towards Challenger hops gives a pleasant crisp aftertaste and a wonderful aroma. The name derives from the initials of the Low Colour Marris Otter malt used. Available bottle conditioned at 5.0% abv

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2011
a bit of grapefruit aroma, pale, clear, white foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, good refresh taste, fruit taste as well, medium body, slick feel, long finish, bitter, soft carbonation, good but not awesome beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALLOVATE (2724) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2011
UPDATED: APR 23, 2012 Cask, handpump @ The Powder Monkey JDW, Exmouth, Devon.
Produced a sunny orange gold, not quite bright with a tight, compact white crown that lasts with minimal lace. Lots of fruit on the nose; tangerine, guava, lychee, caramelised apricots and pears, doughy, sweet and shrouded with notes of rose water, sultry. Good lot of soft, plump fruits in the mouth, an extension of the nose. Hops shine, the back end is bitter, weedy, a lot of rocket leaf, stinging nettle, vine-clippings coming through along with a tangy burst of citrus and stonefruit. The body is light but builds as it warms, a little tickle of residual carbonation gives it bounce. Amazingly dry on the finish, floral and zesty, gets the saliva glands working. Long drawn out hoppy finish. This is lovely stuff. I could drink this all afternoon no problem at all. Delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2663) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2011
A decent brew with a baana, hop and malt aroma. A sweet malt taste and a dry hop finish. It was good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5450) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2011
JDW, Greenwich. Malty and hoppy and sweet and balanced and tasty. Decent drinking beer. Clean and pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tommann (3053) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2011
Cask at the Fountain, Lower Gornal. Pours light gold with a small head. Aroma is light citrus fruits, honey and some pale malt. Light fruity start with a sweet perfume and pale malt finish. Pretty thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dynamiteninja (1694) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2011
Cask. The Font, Leicester. Medium white head, clear gold body. Sulphur, hops, bread, tangerine. Bitter, with a dry finish. Good, drinkable pint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
caesar (5971) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2010
Tap @ in de Wildeman. Clear golden color, short head. Aroma of some english hop, slight malty. Decent bitter taste. Typical english golden ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NoiZe (2323) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2010
Cask at In De Wildeman, Amsterdam. Golden colored brew. Very nice floral hoppy aroma. Flavor has a decent, refreshing hop bitterness. Very nice session beer and a good starter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (15335) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2010
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Very pale orange beer with a white head. Grape aroma, some apples, some hops. Grassy hoppy flavor, pepper, metal and fruity notes. A bit thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2010

Cask (handpump) @ Henrys, 28 Cambridge Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England S1 4HP.

Light unclear medium orange color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, hay, cereal, toasted, apple notes, light to moderate hoppy, fruity, dusty. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, peppery finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100424]

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