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Celt Experience Celt Castell Coch

Brewed by Celt Experience
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Caerphilly, Wales
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Cask; Regular.
Previously known as Newmans Red Castle Cream.
Castell Coch, or "Red Castle" is named after the castle known as a romantic folly near Caerphilly. It was built upon the remains of a genuine 13th century castle, all built of rough rubble sandstone from which the building took the name Castell Coch. The beer is red-copper coloured with a cream firm head. Aromas are nutty and malty with weetabix and chocolate. Raisins with some bready yeast. Mellow lemon with some lactose. Flavours are sweet chocolate malts with caramel and fresh melon fruit. Nice lemon sharpness and a good level hopping.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minutemat (1976) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2014
Cask @ Bree Louise. Pours clear amber, nice fruity taste with malts and bready yeast. Soft hops and easy-going bitterness. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (2003) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2014
Cask west riding dewsbury. Copper good white head lacing. Aroma is weetabix fruity malts. Taste is fruity good malts lemony hop finish. Medium body. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (4887) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2014
Cask at The Southern. Pours amber with a thick off-white head. Aromas of butterscotch and toffee malt. Light spice on the taste, more toffee sweetness. Slightly sticky finish. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14355) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
Cask gravity at Planet Thanet BF 2014. Clear amber thin head. Quite a peppery bitter beer. Yeast and fruit on the aroma. Decent bitterness earthy bitterness on the finish. Yep good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (3249) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2013
Cask by handpump at Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow - clear golden brown, thin creamy off-white head, fruity, malty aroma with a hint of spice, excellent lacing, malty, spicy, bitter aftertaste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
niquillis (1290) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2012
As Newmans Red Castle Cream. On cask at The Brynffynon Hotel, Llanwonno. Pours red brown with light froth head. Quite malty for a red ale so a little disappointing. I expected more spice in this style of beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwik-lime (1418) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2011
Cask at JDWs by Cardiff station. Quite malty, sweet, hints of alcohol and bread. Fairly smooth with low carbonation. Enjoyable pint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7915) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2011
Cask, handpump at The Hop Pole, Aylesbury, Bucks 17.08.11 Pours red/amber with a creamy white head. Easy drinking beer, smooth with a light hoppiness and bitterness, its ok. A6 A4 T7 P3 OV13 3.3

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (21383) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2011
Cask@GWBCF 2011. Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is grass, some floral and grassy hops along with crisp bready maltyness. Flavour is being rather similar in a plasant balance. Also has some mild wooden notes in the flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (4925) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2011
Deep copper and amber coloured body with a thin tan head. Aroma of nice malt, a touch of nuts and a bit of toffee. Medium-bodied; Creamy, malty taste with some cardboard, chocolate and a light hop taste. Aftertaste clean and only showing a little malt, some alcohol, but mostly a dry finish. Overall, a nice Irish diversion, but not as good as Galway Hooker (which I also had at the restaurant). I sampled this pint on draught at Bull & Castle in Central Dublin, Republic of Ireland on 20-February-2009.

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