Brewed by Castle Rock
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Nottingham, England


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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Cask and bottle: Regular; Unfiltered.
A blonde and beautiful single malt beer, light in colour and refreshing on the palate. The triple hop blend based towards Challenger hops gives a pleasant crisp aftertaste and a wonderful aroma. The name derives from the initials of the Low Colour Marris Otter malt used. Available bottle conditioned at 5.0% abv

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (4565) - Burgos, SPAIN - AUG 3, 2009
Cask @ Blackfriars. Golden colour, off-white head. Aroma is hoppy and soft. Flavour is hoppy and fruity. Soft. Slightly dry and bitter finish. Good drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2009
Cask at the Waters Green Tavern, Macclesfield. Eventually cleared to a pale gold with thick cream like white head. Hoppy with a fair dollop of fruit, peach and lemons. Pretty dry in the finish, nice bitterness. Good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
zim999 (1) - ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2009 does not count
floral, herbs, pale, golden, clear, white foam, very bitter, hoppy with a kick,full body, lively, astringent, and all too easy to drink

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bman1986 (173) - Broadstairs, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2009
Cask at Artillery Arms, Ramsgate: Very fruity pale ale with bags of hops. A fair amlunt of citrus in aroma and flavour. Not a bad beer, but I found it a little dull. It would no doubt be more enjoyable on a hot summers day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
peter48er (185) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2008
Bottle conditioned. Pale golden beer with a crisp hoppy taste full of citrus flavours and a lasting bitterness. Poured with a very large white head which doesn’t seem to want to disappear. A really good summer ale that wouldn’t be out of place at any time of the year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2008
Cask. Golden. Clear but with some suspended particles. Lovely floral, perfumed scent, with oranges in it. A bit watery, very bitter. Lots of mandarins in the mouth with a dry hoppy end. An excellent summer beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2008
Cask at the Moot Hall, Sneinton, Nottingham. Castle Rock do blond beers very well and this is certainly no exception. Its got an appealing pale golden colour, fruity hop aroma and a full flavour which is well balanced between the sweet malts and floral hop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2007
Cask in Blackfriars. Aroma is grassy floural fresh hops with a good pale malt backing. Taste is similar fresh hop bit bitter grassyness, pale malts giving some sweetness but the dry grassyness dominated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (8484) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2007
(Cask at Carpenters Arms, Marble Arch, London, 1 Dec 2007) Pale amber colour with frothy, white head. Fruity nose with apricots, orange and floral hops. Fruity taste with notes of apricots, mandarin, orange and floral hops in a fairly short finish. A decent golden ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 23, 2007
Castle rock is a mightily good brewery and I believe this is my favourite of theirs. A clear, light golden pour mounted by a lasting white cover. Superbly malty doing subtlety with a punch by british standards. Beautiful and efficient limey, tart, pointy, peaky citrusy hops are bright and forward all throughout. The just as forward malts furnish a medium to full creamy body boasting arrogantly the freshest bready nuances and almost no graininess. As fresh as it gets.

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