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Castle Rock Screech Owl

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


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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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 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 (1411) - 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 (19798) - 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 (1379) - 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 (2035) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
foxo82 (706) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2013
On tap at Vat and Fiddle, Nottingham. Pale ale with a strong bitter citrus hit and good duration in the finish. Well balanced - hoppy and strong but avoiding being too dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daniele (5595) - ITALY - AUG 19, 2013
Chiara schiuma media leggero diacetile un tocco citrico note maltate amaro medio

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (31624) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2013
From cask. Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is light herbal to grassy hoppy. Bitter, grassy, ashtray and herbal. Bitter, dry and subdued malty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (4797) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Cask @ The Jolly Crispin during the Ratebeer Black Country Bash. The pour’s light amber with a small head. The nose is peaches, pear, honeyed bread. The taste is more honeyed pear. Mildly spicy hop character. Light body, fine carbonation. Overall, yet another decent golden.

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