Brewed by Castle Rock
Style: Bitter
Nottingham, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Regular
The "Superstar" of quaffing ales. Mid Strength. Full flavoured with fruity notes on the palate with a smack of hops on the finish. This is the linchpin of the Castle Rock Brewery portfolio. It has impressed drinkers up and down the country with it's robust characteristics. It's popularity has formed the bedrock on which the success of the brewery has been built.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2003
UPDATED: APR 13, 2005 Toffee, buttery, some shortbread or something, sweet, slippery mouthfeel, bland, no fun. (Cask GBBF 03’)(2.1)----- (Cask@The Magpie&Crown, Brentford, London): better this time, but still and average sort of bitter. Somewhere between amber and mahogany. A clean, and fairly smooth bitter. Lightly toasty and nutty, with some citric tang in the end. Average, but drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilkTork (5450) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2004 Gravity Cask, GBBF 2003 Murky amber colour. Under developed malt aroma. Slightly rancid. Sweetish up front, finishing wet and not distinguished. [2.5]
JDW, Penge. Amber best bitter with loose bubble head. A satisfying fruity sweetness up front, overlaid by a pleasant hoppy tang bringing out ginger tones and mild roasty notes. Sweetness remains into the finish. Very tasty. Obviously the GBBF sample was off.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nuffield (3905) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2003
Caramel, fresh & fruity aroma. Some candy-like notes. A bit of vinegar too? Amber color, little head. Slightly flat body. Lingering metallic bitterness. Very average. (gravity pour at GBBF 2003)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorisPPattyn (8795) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2003
(Cask) Slightly hazy amber. Creamy 1cm head. Nose of caramel, caramelized malts, Maillard. Strange off-taste, like mouldy malt. Caramel. Meaty-yeasty. Light to medium-bodied. Just OK. Uninteresting. Brewer ought to reinvent the brewers' fork - or another way of heating his mashtun.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rauchbier (3699) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2003
Cask (gravity), GBBF2003. Amber colour, low head and condition. Slight vinegar aroma, sweet and tangy in the mouth and a short, uneventful finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 9, 2003
(Cask GBBF): Light amber color, peachy malt aroma. Sweet peachy, stone fruit flavor, moderately bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (11946) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2003
Cask Conditioned, The Bishop Blaize, Burdrop. Yellow brown bitter good head. Nice juicy malts start of a fruity biscuit bitter. Fresh lemon hop flavour to finish. A great session bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (9101) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2002
An easy drinking "real bitter". The hops produce a fruity palate with an impressive bitterness to finish. As a bitter should be.

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