Bullit (4389) - Burgos, SPAIN - AUG 3, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Blackfriars. Golden colour, off-white head. Aroma is hoppy and soft. Flavour is hoppy and fruity. Soft. Slightly dry and bitter finish. Good drinkable.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Waters Green Tavern, Macclesfield. Eventually cleared to a pale gold with thick cream like white head. Hoppy with a fair dollop of fruit, peach and lemons. Pretty dry in the finish, nice bitterness. Good!
zim999 (1) - ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2009 does not count
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
floral, herbs, pale, golden, clear, white foam, very bitter, hoppy with a kick,full body, lively, astringent, and all too easy to drink
bman1986 (173) - Broadstairs, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Artillery Arms, Ramsgate: Very fruity pale ale with bags of hops. A fair amlunt of citrus in aroma and flavour. Not a bad beer, but I found it a little dull. It would no doubt be more enjoyable on a hot summers day.
peter48er (185) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle conditioned. Pale golden beer with a crisp hoppy taste full of citrus flavours and a lasting bitterness. Poured with a very large white head which doesn’t seem to want to disappear. A really good summer ale that wouldn’t be out of place at any time of the year.
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Golden. Clear but with some suspended particles. Lovely floral, perfumed scent, with oranges in it. A bit watery, very bitter. Lots of mandarins in the mouth with a dry hoppy end. An excellent summer beer.
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Moot Hall, Sneinton, Nottingham. Castle Rock do blond beers very well and this is certainly no exception. It’s got an appealing pale golden colour, fruity hop aroma and a full flavour which is well balanced between the sweet malts and floral hop.
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Svesse (7725) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(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.
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 23, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.