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Castle Rock Preservation Fine Ale

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

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
Brewed to the traditional East Midlands style. Mid-brown / reddish easy drinking full flavoured best bitter is well rounded with some residual sweetness which is balanced with a resinous hop character. A hugely popular beer that deserves to be savoured!


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (870) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
Cask @ Keans Head, Nottingham. Copper brown, still, very little head. Woody, malty aroma with a hint of cinnamon and bitter chocolate. Taste is bittersweet with a chocolate sour finish and aftertaste. A solid cask ale that grows on you.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ladnewton (1461) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2014
Cask at the Vat & Fiddle, Nottingham on 28th May 2014. Copper with shallow off-white film and pattern lacing. Fruity aroma with biscuit malts. Berry fruits and caramel malt in-mouth. Bittersweet finish. Texture of light carbonation, a slightly waxy feel and light body.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (3001) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 9, 2013
Cask by handpump at State Bar, Glasgow - clear dark brown amber, thin bubbly beige head, strong coffee, dark chocolate aroma, thin layer of fragile lacing, malty, nutty, dark chocolate flavour, moderate carbonation, dry malty finish

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
niquillis (1071) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2013
On cask at The Huntsman, Cheadle. Pours amber with white head. Dull, standard bitter. Can't say I've been over impressed with Castle Rock ales. I'll keep trying! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (4009) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2013
Hand-pulled pint in The Eagle, Boston, Lincolnshire on 29 Mar 2013. Reddy-mid brown body, clean and clear looking with a light biege head of bubbles. Slightly more malts than hop notes in the aroma and taste: mildly toffee with a mini bitter finish. Nothing to test your taste buds but an OK beer non-the-less. Body depth was fine and Iíd have had another if the bus wasnít due to leave!

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kwik-lime (1355) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2013
Looks like John Smiths, and isnít significantly more interesting. A decent balance but really lacking in character - totally generic bitter.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ricardotorero (38) - - MAR 6, 2013
Drunk at Keenís Head in Notty. OK beer but didnít have second as better beer also available

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (9481) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 28, 2012
Cask (Kingston Arms, Cambridge)
Sweet apple aroma, some sugariness. Slight rotten fruitiness in the body. Sweet and smooth, almost sticky as itís quite full. A bit dull. Not attenuated enough, IMHO.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2012
Off cask at Nottingham contempary. Pretty bog standard bitter really. Fairly pleasant.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamesie1857 (1458) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2012


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