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


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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Cask; Regular.
Originally one of the 12 ‘Natural Selection’ brews back in October 2008 to support the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s Adopt a Species Campaign, it immediately won the Society of Independent Brewers (Midlands) Supreme Champion Beer award at the Robin Hood Beer Festival and followed this success by winning the SIBA National Strong Bitter Title. Brewed to export strength this strong well hopped India Pale Ale has become a firm favourite with followers of the style.

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jjsint (3652) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2017
Handpull cask at the Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough. Light to mid-golden, clear with very little head. Light aroma of caramel and sulphur. Bittersweet taste with notable astringency. A simple strong bitter... like many Castle Rock beers, there's too much sulphur for me.

Mr_Pink_152 (5920) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2017
Tried at the Golden Eagle, Lincoln. Hazy golden colour with a white head. Aroma has plenty of tangerine and tropical hoppiness. Taste light sweet tinned bitter. Medium easy drinking body.

MrJamesMcEwan (254) - SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2017
Clear gold colour. Peach and some hops and faint grass aroma. Taste of citrus hops and caramel. Easy drinking for 5.5%.

Rikmeister (1) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2017 does not count
Not sure why everyone is bagging on this beer. If you like bitter hops and easily drinkable blonde beers (above 4.5%) then this is your ticket.

Gary (2100) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2016
Can . I’d be content to swill this right from the can like Jesus would , but as its a tick I gotta go all respectable and pour this shit . In a kleinkotzer shaker . The nose was tropical ... Very club tropicana, think RichTheVillian in a Hawaii shirt with George Michael ... Grapefruit, orange peth , mandarin all doing the conga .... A bright colour of yellow that resembles the can . Big rich hops and semi redemption on bitterness. I could do with more dryness but it’s a pretty good session golde. I could drink a case of this without blinking.

sound67 (784) - Offenbach, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2016
[GBBF 2016, Olympia] - Castle Rock Screech Owl, 5.5%. Hellgolden klar. Zitrusfrüchte und etwas Nadelholz im Aroma, etwas dünn. Mittlerer Körper, kaum noch wässsrig. Medizinische Noten mit Zitrusfrüchten und Kräutern. Mitte wie üblich generisch hopfig floral, Abgang hopfenbitter mit etwas Zitrone. Gerste schwingt im Nachklang mit, dazu milde Zitrone. Nichts besonderes.

Stuu666 (15526) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2016
Cask at praf 2016. Pours golden, nose is sweet caramel, sickly, floral, taste is sweet, caramel, light fruit.

allmyvinyl (11321) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2016
Cask at the Paisley Beer Festival 2016. Pours clear pale gold with a thin bubbly white head. Aromas of faint herbs, butterscotch. Taste is more of the same. Thin, bitter finish.

theprof (1464) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
Cask. Aroma muted citrus and floral hops. Pours golden pale with thin lace head. Tastes fruity to begin but there’s bread and biscuit there as well. Light to medium with a grassy tang. Selected largely because I’m in the CR tap and no new darker offerings are available. It signals in a good way that it is time to move on.

sic1314 (4773) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2014
Poured clear golden with a white head. Aroma of light fruit and bitter hops. Light to medium body, flavour is medium sweet, medium bitter.

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