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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: 25   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (7624) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2016
Cask @ Victorian Craft Beer Café, Halifax. Light copper coloured with a small head. Stronger tasting than its alcohol content might suggest, and has a grainy light toffee aroma and taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (9240) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2016
Cask at the bow bar. Pours clear amber, nose is sweet toffee, floral, taste is similar, light fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (12585) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2016
Cask conditioned at The Beerd, Oxford. Amber to copper with white head. There is a peachy fruitiness to this malt driven bitter, apricot skinny notes, quite sweet with a light nutty background. Some late leafy bitterness. It’s fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (3746) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Cask@blackcountry arms, walsall. Dark amber beer with medium head and good lacing. Aroma of malts and light pine resin. Taste is malts, fruity, some pine resin and caramel. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minutemat (3604) - Shrewsbury, 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 (2569) - 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 (8670) - 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 (16547) - 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 (4409) - 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 (2344) - 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.

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