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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2012
Golden coloured hoppy beer, surprisingly full bodied mouthfeel. Refreshing hoppy taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
superflyguy (429) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2012
very pale straw with almost no head. flavour of crisp citrus hops and a hint of tropical fruit. pale malts and grass also come through. a thoroughly refreshing pint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2005
Cask conditioned & on Handpump at The Alex in Derby 01/02/05. With a sparkler. A lovely crystal clear Golden colour. Strong / full flavours. Nicely hoppy. Quite creamy, with a fluffy strong head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2008
Cask at the Moot Hall, Sneinton, Nottingham. Castle Rock do blond beers very well and this is certainly no exception. Itís got an appealing pale golden colour, fruity hop aroma and a full flavour which is well balanced between the sweet malts and floral hop.

   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 couldnít identify.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Standard pale ale, some fruitiness and not unpleasant but nothing particularly exciting either

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
peter48er (180) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2008
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bman1986 (173) - Broadstairs, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2009
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.

   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 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.

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