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Castle Rock Screech Owl

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

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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (9531) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2016
Cask at praf 2016. Pours golden, nose is sweet caramel, sickly, floral, taste is sweet, caramel, light fruit.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (8809) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2016
Cask at the Paisley Beer Festival 2016. Pours clear pale gold with a thin bubbly white head. Aromas of faint herbs, butterscotch. Taste is more of the same. Thin, bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
theprof (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
Cask. Aroma muted citrus and floral hops. Pours golden pale with thin lace head. Tastes fruity to begin but there’s bread and biscuit there as well. Light to medium with a grassy tang. Selected largely because I’m in the CR tap and no new darker offerings are available. It signals in a good way that it is time to move on.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (4775) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (9601) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OllieBBommel (1405) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (5463) - 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.

3.3
   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!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrTipple (2983) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (22731) - 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.


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