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


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RATINGS: 74   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2007
Cask in Blackfriars. Aroma is grassy floural fresh hops with a good pale malt backing. Taste is similar fresh hop bit bitter grassyness, pale malts giving some sweetness but the dry grassyness dominated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6716) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2007
(Cask at Carpenter’s Arms, Marble Arch, London, 1 Dec 2007) Pale amber colour with frothy, white head. Fruity nose with apricots, orange and floral hops. Fruity taste with notes of apricots, mandarin, orange and floral hops in a fairly short finish. A decent golden ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere (6148) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 23, 2007
Castle rock is a mightily good brewery and I believe this is my favourite of theirs. A clear, light golden pour mounted by a lasting white cover. Superbly malty doing subtlety with a punch by british standards. Beautiful and efficient limey, tart, pointy, peaky citrusy hops are bright and forward all throughout. The just as forward malts furnish a medium to full creamy body boasting arrogantly the freshest bready nuances and almost no graininess. As fresh as it gets.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joe19612 (2005) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2007
Bottle Conditioned. Poured a golden colour with a thin white head. Plenty of citrus aromas in the aroma and the taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (18351) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2007
Bottle. Pours a hazy pale golden color with a longlasting white head. Fruity malty and hoppy aroma with some hints of citrus. Smooth malty hoppy flavor with some hints of honey and citrus. Fruity hoppy finish with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2007
A Mes rate: Cask at the Market Porter.
Golden brown with a thin white head. Slightly mallty but generally floral and citric. Inoffensive but very dull.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (15945) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2007
Golden yellow/orange in colour,Light hop nse,with a zingy lemon citrus hop flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - MAY 6, 2007
Cask, Kingdom of Fife BF 07. Light yellow colour, no head. Nose is citrus hops, lemon, some dull malt. Very watery, metallic finish, some lasting citrus. Quite odd.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jammin7jg (139) - Burnage, Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2007
[CASK: The Three Guineas, Reading, Berks 24/08/06] The pump clip promised so much... unfortunatly not very good. Pale in colour and a sweet taste but overall unimpressed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hugh (161) - Zillebeke, BELGIUM - MAR 29, 2007
Bottle from De Wildeman, Amsterdam. British real ales don’t usually succeed as bottled beers, but this is an exception. Light bodied beer with wonderful bittering hops, very citrusy, grapefruit almost. A great success except for the lable, which to me looks cheap and tacky. I’ve yet to have a beer from this brewery that I didn’t rave about to anyone standing nearby.

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