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Castle Rock
Brewed at Tower

Style: Bitter
Nottingham, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 2.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   EST. CALORIES: 102   ABV: 3.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Previously 3.5%
A ‘supping’ bitter with a distinctive hop character derived from Goldings. Slightly darker than the Nottingham Gold beer which it has replaced. Currently brewed for us by Tower Brewery in Burton on Trent whilst we plan the expansion of the Castle Rock site in the centre of Nottingham.


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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gruberm (329) - - APR 21, 2013
Cask at The Clarence, Mayfair. copper color with a white head and lacing. lemony aroma and caramel hints. The name sounds like nipple.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
niquillis (1218) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2014
On cask at Congress, Longton. Pours mid brown with off white head. Very thin traditional bitter, not a lot going on here. Cheap and cheerful.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
floydian1 (1064) - FNQ, Australia, - AUG 28, 2014
Cask growler purchased in Nottingham. An uncomplicated English bitter with light caramel malts and floral hops on the nose and tongue. Moderate bitter hop finish with slight astringency. Flat carbonation with lightish body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2014
Appearance: Clear copper/amber with thin beige head. Aroma: Fruity, caramel/toffee notes, burnt malt hints. Smelt like hops when opening a bag and rubbing between the fingers to get the resin out. Taste: Medium bitter, low/medium sourness and low sweetness. Palate: Medium smooth texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, lingering, quite dry, fruity, malty, caramel finish. Comments: Very good and refreshing. Enjoyed in the beer garden of the Bridge, St Neots.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2014
Cask at The White Lion, St Albans on 16 Feb 2013. Poured a clear amber, with a thin, broken white head. Aroma of malt, caramel and floral hop. Brown sugar in the flavour, with some chewy malt and grassy hop. Bitterness builds on the finish, with pine, slight copper and flat malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ladnewton (1490) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2014
Cask at the Vat & Fiddle, Nottingham on 28th May 2014. Copper with off-white lacing film. Leafy herby aromas. Biscuit malts and delicate tangy hoppiness in liquid, with touch of banana. Fruity finish with tart berries and a little nuttiness - hazelnut. Zingy mouthfeel and light body.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
davidtjm (577) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 27, 2014
Dark amber pour with a nice head, light hops aroma. Taste is watery, light malt notes and a bitter finish

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Dommod2011 (703) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2013
Whoever the sheriff is he’s not going to be overly happy with his tipple. Those are the breaks I guess.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
a_cross (623) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2013
Golden brown, thin white head; dry bitterness, a little fruit; not much to speak of; a very tired cask and the epitome of a badly served boring bitter (courtesy of the Scott Arms, Kingston).

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rasmus40 (11992) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013
Cask @ Bear and Staff, London. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light hoppy - flowers. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 240413

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
AshtonMcCobb (2945) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2013
On cask @ the Haymarket Bar, Edinburgh. I’m very aware that this beer may not have been served in the best condition. The appearance was as expected but there was a hint of sour apple (unpleasant) and apart from that no other fruit character from the hops. The taste is no more exciting. I am not giving this as low a mark as my experience suggests as I will need to re-try on another occasion.


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