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Nottingham Rock Bitter

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

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
edsspoon (529) - 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.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BlackHaddock (4115) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wimpyjoe (4424) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Christian (11274) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (11838) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35959) - 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]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9591) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 21, 2011
Cask (GBBF2011, Wed)
Lovely citrussy hop aroma. Good full malty body - light malts, but a ton of sharp hops. Great balance. Nice bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2011
Cask@GBBF2011 (3.8 % abv, as Nottingham Royal Rock Bitter). Deep golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is herbal, spicy, hoppy, floral and quite malty. Flavour is fruits, wood, earth, some floral notes as well. Balanced, but not very exciting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5763) - ITALY - AUG 8, 2011
chiara buona schiuma medi apersitenza naso citrico leggero malto corpo medio fresca finale leggermente luppolato citrico buona secchezza

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2011
cask at gbbf 2011 ... golden yellow... soft sweet lemon hop nose ... soft sweet zezty lemon ... nice and easy ...


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