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Castle Rock
Brewed at Marstons (Marstons plc)

Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Nottingham, England

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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled, Pasteurised; Regular
A pale beer brewed with a gently-kilned malt and an aromatic blend of American hops.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
holliersteve (25) - ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2010
Credit where credit is due. This is a very nice easy to drink (when cold) light nicely carbonated beer. I could drink a lot of this and If you can get hold of it give it a go. Citrus overtones and happy afternoons. Enjoy. Well done castlerock.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ralphdot (982) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2011
Golden colour with a thin head, sweet hop aroma, bitter malt and citrus (grapefruit) hop taste.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (3937) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2009
Golden, clear and pored flat. Citrus is present and this is a well balanced beer. Pleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scotty (1049) - SCOTLAND - OCT 28, 2009
A well hopped golden ale, clean and fruity, slightly sweet malt.The hop character builds gradually and eventually dominates the long lingering finish. Nice, could certainly sup a few of these. Morrisons.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ricardotorero (37) - - FEB 10, 2013
Love my blonde beers and this easily available beer fits the bill. Has some taste and well worth buying a few so you have themto drink together

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Egg4Goff (19) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2011
Bottle from Morrisons. Enjoyable bottle. A light hoppy aroma with a slight grassy/citrus hint. A pale gold colour with white, light frothy head. A pleasant, refreshing bitterness but with extra depth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (4442) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2010
50cl bottle from Morrisons. Pale gold in colour with a ring of white head; piney, resinous aroma; clean, sharp hoppy taste with some citrus and honeyed sweetness; and a dry bitter finish. A good attempt at bottling this style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11149) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2010
Bottle, bought @ Voldby Købmandsgård.
Pours clear golden with a small, creamy, white film head. Aroma has a hint of butterscotch behind fruity notes, piney hops, grassy notes and peach. Medium carbonation, dry and fairly light mouthfeel. Flavour has a soft malty core, and great stinging bitterness. Long and lingering. Grassy, slightly piney, quite flowery. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (3027) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2010
Bright golden colour. Thin head. Fruity sweetness at first with fresh, clean, hoppy bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flying_pig (931) - SCOTLAND - SEP 24, 2012
Bottle (500ml, Fenwicks, Newcastle):
Sweet but quite light on the nose, there is some nice gentle hops and a touch of floral notes to go with some grass and a little citrus too. Not a whole lot going on really but nothing off-putting or offensive either.
Bright orange to golden amber colour with a nice, two fingers tall head that is bubbly and leaves some lacing on the side of the glass as well. This one looks quite lively.
Sweet medium strength bitterness shinning through, there is some floral flavours and some grassy hops too along with some bread and malts towards the end. Again nothing overly complex but quite nicely done and enjoyable too.
Smooth, medium bodied and wet to begin with, it has medium to high carbonation with a very slightly dry in the finish.

Light tasting beer with a good balance and very good drinkability, one of the nicest things about the beer is the palate and how easy it was to finish. It’s a good beer and one I’d have again.


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