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


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RATINGS: 75   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hugh (164) - Zillebeke, BELGIUM - MAR 29, 2007
Bottle from De Wildeman, Amsterdam. British real ales donít 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. Iíve yet to have a beer from this brewery that I didnít rave about to anyone standing nearby.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2007
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Gold with a white head. Floral hoppy aroma. Fruity taste, slightly citric, and a bitter finish. And one of Britainís naughtiest pumpclips.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2006
Cask (handpump) at the Rook & Gaskill, York, October 2006. Pale gold colour with a persistent white head. Grassy, herbaceous aroma, with flowery touches. Gentle citrus and dry malt in the flavour. Smooth and clean, with a light mouthfeel but didnít seem too vibrant. Perhaps a bit tired or near the end of the barrel?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (8256) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2006
Cask, Gravity at the oepning of Merton playground Sat 21st October 2006. Golden colour with a bubbly fast dissapearing head. Fresh, fruity mainly citrusy in both aroma and taste, aligned with some underlying sweetness, good level of bittereness this really was a very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2006
Cask at Rock and Gaskill, York: aroma is of citrussy hops. blonde colored. Flavor tends towards grapefruit, but very crisp with a wonderful flavor that lingered for along time. thin palate. Pretty nice. Cheers!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (5090) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2012 Cask at The Alexandra Hotel, Derby A spectacularly clear and bright pint, with a refreshing citrus flavour. When I compared my notes I found I had given it exactly the same rating as the bottled version.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2010 1. Cask Handpump at the Ship & Mitre, Liverpool 25/06/2001 Amber and pale with some sour fruit flavour and a hoppy finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Mill Hotel, Chester 17/04/2004 Golden some alcohol and slightly hoppy with a little bitterness in a lasting finish. 3. Cask Handpump at Henryís, Sheffield 24/04/2010 Malt aroma. Golden coloured a little hazy in appearance and hoppy with some sour fruit flavour. Slightly peppery dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sobchak (131) - Skagen, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2005
(Cask, The Wharf, Aalborg) - Golden colour, With a fruity nose, and a fresh grassy, hoppy flavour and a dry malty finish....

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (30171) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2005
[Cask at Charlies Bar, Copenhagen] A dark orange beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet with light notes of fruit - especially peaches. The flavor is sweet malty and very fruity, but also slightly bitter, giving it a very dry end. A good Bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ToolHead (266) - KÝbenhavn, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2005
Cask (Charlie’s Bar). Served in pint glass. Clear apple gold. Big-bubbled head. The aroma is freshly fruity (green apples) and pleasantly hoppy. The flavor is well-hopped and fresh w/ a pleasantly dry finish. Good drinkability.

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