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


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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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 13/20
NoiZe (2324) - 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 (11527) - 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 (36036) - 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]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdtm82 (711) - Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2010
Cask, The Woolpack, Chelmsford, half. Excellent lacing, perfume and floral aroma with a fruit hop-bite, low particles, taste is fruity, floral and perfume with ok bitterness. Not a load going on but well made; respectable and very easy to session. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2010
Cask. Golden colour, not much head. Aroma is slightly fruity with some nectar and quite bready notes. Flavour is bready malts, fruity and floral hops as well as some mild herbal notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DanielBrown (3927) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2010
Hand pulled at the Jolly Crispin, Gornal. Soft, bland aroma. Soft, warm, chubby and thoroughly bland flavour. Not much more to add.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9643) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 24, 2010
Cask (Gallows BIrd, Espoo, Real Ale Festival 2010)
7 green hoppy almost pungent aroma
3 Mid gold, SLH.
7 Classic english bitter, quite a bite,
4 refreshing palate, long citrus finish
13 Really fresh hops, great bite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (6526) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2010
Cask-conditioned at the Coronation, Bristol 31/3/10. Pale gold in colour with a decent white head. Light, citrus hop and sweet malt aroma. Soft, fruity flavour with lemony hops and a short, dry finish. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mickut (276) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 27, 2010
Cask at Gallows XIII Real Ale Fest. Pours hazy yellow with rocky white head. Taste starts light bitter, develops a deeper bitterness. Light-to-medium body, aromas of light hops, cheese and something nice I couldn’t identify.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (7423) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2010
Cask at The Gallows Bird XIII Real Ale Festival, Espoo, Finland.
Slightly hazy pale golden colour with small white head. Weak hoppy aroma. Fruity mild hoppy flavour with apple and some bitterness. Short mildish aftertaste.

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