Castle Rock
Brewed at Marston’s

Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Nottingham, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottle: "Brewed and bottled under licence in the UK for Castle Rock".
Castle Rock brewery announced plans to celebrate the marriage of HRH Prince William to Kate Middleton in the best way it knows how – by brewing a special real ale. Called Kiss Me Kate, it is available on draught at Castle Rock and many other local pubs for the full month in the run up to the wedding on Friday 29 April 2011. A limited amount available in bottles for memento collectors and for laying aside to toast future royal events.

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johndoughty (5504) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012
Bottle. Golden and clear.Lovely slightly hoppy flavour with plenty of body for its strength. I am no royalist but that didn’t stop me from enjoying this one.

BlackHaddock (7516) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2012
Brown 500ml bottle, best before 16 Mar 2012, drank and reviewed on 17 Aug 2011. Poured into an Abbot Ale tankard. The beer had a slight chill haze to it, most likely my fault for cooling it for too long. The colour was a dirty light amber, an off-white head sitting on top. The smell was of sweet peas and toffee, so a floral molasses type of thing. The taste was initially had a malty sweetness, but once you swill it around in the mouth a bit you can feel the hop bitterness kicking in. It’s OK, I’ll not be rushing out to buy crates of it, but it is the best ’Royal Wedding’ beer that I’ve had (for William and Kate anyway).

weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2012
Bottle from my local supermarket. Fizzy gold with a lively off white head. Floral and fruity aroma, quite sweet, fruity hop finish. Didn’t really do it for me.

imdownthepub (14983) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2011
Bottled 500ml, a gift. Hazed gold with slight head. Fruity, slightly cidery, apple like flavour on a thinnish malt. Some lateish bite and a leafy, dry hop. Not sure that this will lay up too well.

maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2011
Bottled. An amber beer which pours with no head. A bit sweet and vomit like in the nose. Sulphur and sweat in the mouth. A bitter finish with sugary notes earlier. A decent body but just not very tasty.

scotty (1218) - SCOTLAND - SEP 6, 2011
Lovely sweetish malty brew, attractive golden colour with a tight white head. This was to clear at Morrisons, nice stuff!

Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2011
Cloudy amber with no head. A sweet syrupy aroma with some hops mixed in.Has a strong alcohol and hops taste. bitter.

Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 27, 2011
Clear copper colour with a thin, quick to dissipate head. Low carbonation. Malt flavour and aroma. Slight bitter hop finish.

SilkTork (5777) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2011
500ml bottle reduced at Morrisons. Very nice, drinkable golden bitter. Pale malt, sweet, slightly sticky, some toffee notes. Good range of hops notes swirling around - citric notes. Orange, peach, and tangy marmalade. Lively, fresh, and quite moreish. This is the sort of beer I enjoy. I could go back and get some more bottles of this, Lovely stuff.

RichardGretton (4770) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2011
Bottle. Light brownish beer with a light head. The aroma is very well hopped, roasted and toffee, and the flavour is quite intensly bitter and roasted with a malty finish. Overall a reasonable strong bitter.

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