Brewed by Camerons (UK)
Style: Bitter
Hartlepool, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Occasional.
Latterly the brand was under the ownership of AB InBev and brewed under contract at Camerons. Axed by AN InBev in 2009 but reappeared as a Camerons seasonal "guest ale" for March to May 2013. Apparently now under the ownership of a company called Limelight Brands Limited, which has a link with Camerons through a common director.

It’s back! A North East classic now available as a guest ale throughout March and April via Camerons Brewery. Castle Eden Ale is a light, creamy golden ale with a late addition of Styrian Goldings hops giving it an interesting contrast between an initial sweet surge of flavour followed by a slightly bitter aftertaste.
See: Golden
Smell: Honey, Molasses
Taste: Sweet, Rich
Hops: Target, Stryian Goldings
Malt: Pale Ale

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Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2015
Cask at Ye Old Elm Tree, Durham, £3.30/pint. This is a good looking copper coloured beer with a creamy, white head. The nose is none too pleasant, with skunky, damp, basement and off-notes abound. The flavour is strange at first, with boiled hop, chlorine, and sub-prime malts and a taste that can be described as neither bitter nor sweet but a distinct caramel sweetness comes through later in the finish. Maybe a bit of a grower and probably good for a session. It’s beloved in these parts but doesn’t quite do it for me.

danlo (3019) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2014
Cask at the Dun Cow, Durham. Clear dark amber colour, foam white head leaving lacing and aroma of grain, rice, straw. Taste is malty, with biscuit & toffee, plus some sweetness and tea notes. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, biscuity earthy metallic bitter finish. Quiet OK.

uckelman (790) - Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2014
On draught at Dun Cow, Durham. Clear amber with creamy off-white head. Aroma is some sort of middling sweet brown cake. Light body. Medium sweet, long slightly sour finish.

ManVsBeer (10261) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
Cask @ Leggers Beer Festival, Dewsbury. Clear brown ale with no head. Has a deeper and darker malty aroma and taste.

gegwilson (3674) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
Cask in the Chequers Micropub, Beverley. Amber with a white head. A little bit of fruity flavour and some caramel too. mostly this is thin and watery and lacks character and real flavour.

dynamiteninja (1853) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
Cask at the Head of Steam, Durham. Gold to amber body with a white head. Nose is wet cardboard, red fruit, floral. Sweet. Dry finish. Soft mouthfeel. Not as good as it used to be, and actually quite a disappointment.

OllieBBommel (1531) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2012
[email protected] (1997), 50cl. Head: off-white colored foam. Color: copper. Aroma: fudge, caramel. Taste: some bitter. Palate: mild, some bitter, thin body, lasting. Overall: nice

reebtogi (6235) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 1, 2011
500ml can poured a pale amber color with a big white creamy head that settled with some decent lacing. Aroma is grainy with some hops. Taste is light malty sweet with an agressive hop bitterness. A decent bitter with a light to medium body and moderate carbonation.

tombyars (1683) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2011
First tasted this in the Bar Point, Paisley in May 1989. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear copper red in colour with a thick white head. Strange metallic note in the short aroma. Creamy but thin mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts deliver a fiery digestive malt base with tart redcurrant fruit. Really strong metallic flavour from the tart hop resins in the long aftertaste. Almost smokey nicotine flavour from the dry tart finish. Struggle with this for a session as the astringency builds up in the mouth, drying you out.

fiulijn (20411) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2008
Cask conditioned at Cockney Pub, Århus
Copper color, poor head. It has a light apple aroma. Quite watery mouthfeel, with a little caramel taste and ordinary to sub-ordinary bitterness, still with a touch of apples. It reminds me the apple touch from homebrewing kits. Easy.

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