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


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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2008
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.

   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 (432) - 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. 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Vladivostok (339) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2015
Pale golden with a faint malty nose. It is not, I guess designed to be a hoppy beer but I found it to be much too thin and bland and when I discovered its ABV, I was quite staggered. Not for me.

   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ToolHead (266) - København, 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

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