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Nottingham Rock Bitter

Brewed by Nottingham
Style: Bitter
Nottingham, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask; Regular.
First brewed by Nottingham Brewery in the 1800's as a refreshing quaffing ale for the thirsty factory workers in the city. Slightly paler than traditional bitter beers of the time it was the forerunner of the India Pale Ale for which the brewery was to become famous and transported thousands and thousands of gallons to the troops of the British Empire all around the globe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3912) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2016
Tried at the three horseshoes Waddington. Golden colour with a white head. Fruit and caramel malt aroma and taste. Ok but not a stand out.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (6291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2015
Fra cask på Lion & Key Hull 25 Nov 15. Delt med Rune. Lys gyldenbrun. Lettere uklar. Filmskum. Dempet malt i aromaen. Myk munnfølelse. Smaken tørr & bitter. Maltpreget helhet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (22460) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2015
13th August 2015
GBBF Day 3. Cask. The annual Harrisoni/madmitch76 walkabout. Light haze paleish gold beer, good pale cream colour head. Palate is light, semi dry and crispy. Fresh tasting pale malts. Light floralness and a reasonable amount of citrus make for a decent beer. Light dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2015
From cask. Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is grassy and slight grainy. Bitter, toasted and slight fruity. Dry and mild btter, toasted malty finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
edsspoon (871) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2014
Golden with a creamy white head and good lacing. Aroma is fruity and floral, hints of hops and honey. Taste is sweet, floral, hoppy, minerally and slightly fruity towards the end. Super.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BlackHaddock (6384) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2012
16th June 2012: hand pulled pint in the Wetherspoons in Beeston. Light amber body with a good white head that produced some heavy lacing on the glass. Sadly the beer didn’t ‘do it for me’. Hoppy but lacked depth of smell and flavour: another run-of-the–mill light golden citrusy brew the UK is littered with at the moment.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ManVsBeer (8772) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2012
Very standard bitter, but it does have a kick in its aftertaste and some hops in its aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Christian (12955) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
Cask at the GBBF 2011. Golden with a small white head. Aroma of grain and cereal with a bit of grassy hops. Sweet grainy flavour with a faint hint of diacetyl

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18735) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011, Day 2. Pours clear yellow with a faint film. Slight tang in the nose with notes of corn and hay. Light sweet flavor, bits of cereal and dough. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Mild straw finish. Easy drinker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2011, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.

Clear medium orange golden colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity, light to moderate hoppy, fruity, tropical fruit, peach, ripped fruit. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, ripped tropical fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20110803]

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