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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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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Garrat (1255) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2004
Handpump At The Old Cannon.A light coloured bitter,nice head,a good all round session,great.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (13287) - 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

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ladnewton (1400) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2009
Gravity cask at the Pembury Tavern on 15th July 2009 during the pub’s summer festival. Aliased on cask label as "Nottingham Rock Ale". Crystal clear gold with small off-white head of creamy nature. Light malt/hop initial aromas with grass and grapefruit featuring. Then a hempy hop kick with some slight savoury notes - cheese in the forefront and a slightly herby nose. Finish is bitter, slightly saline/salty on an engagingly textured mouthfeel. A delicious, more-ish session ale, very enjoyable indeed.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2007
Cask at the Plough Inn, Nottingham, home of the Nottingham Brewery. Golden colour with a hoppy aroma. Taste was sharp, crisp, with plenty of citrus. Mid to strong bitter finish. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2008
Cask at the Approach, Nottingham. This enjoyable beer has a hazy pale golden colour and a light buttery and citrus aroma. It has a nice, sweet malty taste with notes of citrus hop on the finish. This makes a great session bitter and might be my local favourite of its type if it weren’t for Castle Rock Harvest Pale.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (7278) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2006
Cask at Merton Beer Festival, Oxfordshire, July 7th and 8th 2006. Golden coloured nicely bitter beer that was a bit on the dry side, hops came through well in this beer and like the Wolf Best Bitter also tried this is a very good session ale that I rather enjoyed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14082) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2011
cask at gbbf 2011 ... golden yellow... soft sweet lemon hop nose ... soft sweet zezty lemon ... nice and easy ...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5219) - ITALY - AUG 8, 2011
chiara buona schiuma medi apersitenza naso citrico leggero malto corpo medio fresca finale leggermente luppolato citrico buona secchezza

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10022) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2007 A Mes rate: Cask at Spooners Bar in Porthmadog. Another jolly fine serving from what will now be a regular visit for us when we are in Wales. Almost golden colour. Very hoppy and fresh aroma. Flowery citric all the way in the flavour and just generally very fresh, grassy and hoppy. Perfect session beer, supremely quaffable. Bitter finish but lonnnnng and with creamy lemons. Fine stuff.


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