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Castle Rock Screech Owl

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


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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Cask; Regular.
Originally one of the 12 ‘Natural Selection’ brews back in October 2008 to support the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s Adopt a Species Campaign, it immediately won the Society of Independent Brewers (Midlands) Supreme Champion Beer award at the Robin Hood Beer Festival and followed this success by winning the SIBA National Strong Bitter Title. Brewed to export strength this strong well hopped India Pale Ale has become a firm favourite with followers of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2014
Poured clear golden with a white head. Aroma of light fruit and bitter hops. Light to medium body, flavour is medium sweet, medium bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (8083) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2014
Cask at In De Wildeman. Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma of fruity hops, musty notes, butter, dough. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and bitter. Some orange and caramel coming out in the palate. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OllieBBommel (1311) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2014
Cask@In De Wildeman, Amsterdam. Appearance: Cloudy pale golden almost no head. Aroma: Fruity citrus hops. Taste: Nice citric bitter. Palate: Refreshing, medium bodied. with lasting bitter. Overall: Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (4637) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
Gravity cask at In de wildeman. Clear gold pour with lacy white cask head. Aroma of leafy and citrusy hops, light malty notes. Taste is malty, light honey notes, leafy hoppy notes. Palate is light bodied, light carbonation, pretty easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2014
Bottle at home from my local Sainsburys. Poured a clear gold with a medium white head. Aroma of peach, hops, some grass. Flavour some citrus hops, sweet malts. Not overall just didn’t wow me, drinkable though ta!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdiBeer (2414) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
Aroma: light notes of bread and caramel. Appearance: clear pale gold, medium frothy white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: hoppy bitters continue, refreshing, bread malts coming up, low carbonation. Overall: very nice bla, great palate and taste. Pint at Lincolnshire Poacher, Nottingham.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (21892) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2014
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Clear golden. Intense fruity hay aroma. Mid sweet with medium body and soft mouthfeel. Chewy malt, lots of hay-like hops, really bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (2379) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2014
Cask in the Vat and Fiddle, Nottingham. A good hoppy brew, though a little syrupy. A bit rich, but still good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2014
Bottle - Golden in colour. Very Fruity; tangy bitter lemon and grapefruit citrus. Hoppy; piney resinous and spicy peppery hops. Malty; biscuity malts, caramel. Nice fruit/hop/malt balance. Fairly bitter lemon citrus fruity hoppy throughout; dry fruity finish. Liked this. Very drinkable. Nice Golden Ale!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2013
Cask at Great British Beer Festival 2013. Poured a slightly hazy golden colour with a thin white head. Slightly funky aroma with grassy notes and stewed apples. Flavours of bread, honeycomb and cake. Turns to cooked fruits, malts and cornbread.

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