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%
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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (38879) - 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]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (22640) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (17335) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2011
cask at gbbf 2011 ... golden yellow... soft sweet lemon hop nose ... soft sweet zezty lemon ... nice and easy ...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (15915) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2011
Cask hand pull at GBBF. Bright and clear yellow. Aroma of wet cardboard. Taste is a smooth and steady bitterness with bits of lemon and pepper. Not bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (15068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2005
Cask gravity Notts BF 05. Golden with thin white head. Nice citrus hop nose, grapefruit and nettle. OK in mouth, not too much body. Then aggressively hop citrus finish, almost peppery

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (14040) - 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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Christian (11786) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (11396) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2006
Cask conditioned at Merton Summer Beer Festival 06. Pale gold with light head. Very much a pale session bitter, restrained in all aspects, light malts a little vanilla on the palate then a refreshing hoppy gush, citrusy, lemony and smooth. Long bittering finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (10893) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2006 1. Cask Stillage at the Memorial Hall, Northwich 20/09/2003 Golden coloured and bitter. Slightly dry malt finsih. 2. Cask Stillage at the Metropolitan Cathedral Crypt, Liverpool 19/02/2004 Golden coloured with very sour fruit flavours. Some dryness in a bitter lasting finish. 3. Cask Handpump at the Fox & Goose, Hebden Bridge 10/12/2005 Golden coloured hoppy beer with some citrus taste. Smooth with hints of bitterness, dryness and a creamy finish.

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