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Nottingham Rock Bitter

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
The PloughNottingham, Nottinghamshire08 Dec 2018
Frame BreakersRuddington, Nottinghamshire16 Apr 2016
Blakes of DoverDover, Kent02 Nov 2013
Pig n FalconSt Neots, Cambridgeshire15 Aug 2013
The White StarStoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire21 Jun 2013
Crown InnBeeston, Nottinghamshire28 Dec 2012
Coach & Horses - Bethel StreetNorwich, Norfolk05 Dec 2012
Fade and the Hard to Find CafeNottingham, Nottinghamshire04 Jun 2012
Fellows, Morton & Clayton Ltd.Nottingham, Nottinghamshire29 Jul 2011
Bell InnNottingham, Nottinghamshire15 Mar 2011
OddfellowsNorth Shields, Tyne and Wear13 Mar 2011
The Crown HotelUppingham, Rutland09 Oct 2010
Great Central Railway Beer Festival 2010Loughborough, Leicestershire25 Sep 2010
Bridge HotelNewcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear30 Oct 2007
Nottingham Beer Festival 2005Nottingham, Nottinghamshire20 Oct 2005

Tasting Summary

These comments are the opinion of the individual reviewer and represent what they thought of the beer on a particular day in a particular pub. If a review is less favourable, it may be because the beer suffered somewhere in the supply chain between them and the brewery.

The Plough, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

AndrewExceptional08 Dec 2018 Outstandingly good. I just love this beer and this pint was in cracking form.
AndrewExcellent23 Sep 2017 Had this on gravity (because something had happened to the beer engine) and through the beer engine. Interesting what a difference a sparkler makes.
AndrewExceptional21 Feb 2015 Pale gold in colour. Hint of biscuit. Crisp. Mandarin. Just great.
AndrewExceptional23 Jul 2007 Pale gold and creamy in the mouth. Great lemon and grapefruit bitterness.
AndrewExceptional28 Jan 2006 Summer hay flavours with a good buscuity malt and loverly light syrupy hop finish.
CamExceptional07 Jan 2005 Hoppy and light
AndrewExceptional02 May 2004 A surprise as my first thought was I wouldn't like it. What a mistake that was

Frame Breakers, Ruddington, Nottinghamshire

AndrewExcellent16 Apr 2016 Great buscuit malt and hop combo.
CamExceptional16 Oct 2015 Delightfully hoppy but with a hint of mellow floweriness. Not top of the barrel, but one of those rare beers (like Goacher's Light) that is wonderful at any stage of its life.

Blakes of Dover, Dover, Kent

ChrisENot Tried02 Nov 2013

Pig n Falcon, St Neots, Cambridgeshire

HSBPoor15 Aug 2013 Some flavour but hardly any condition.

The White Star, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Philip PirripNot Tried21 Jun 2013

Crown Inn, Beeston, Nottinghamshire

HSBAcceptable28 Dec 2012
ChrisENot Tried18 Jun 2011

Coach & Horses - Bethel Street, Norwich, Norfolk

HSBExcellent05 Dec 2012

Fade and the Hard to Find Cafe, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Martin the MildmanExcellent04 Jun 2012 Amazingly when I checked this beer, I had not sampled it before. Pale bitter with a good mix of malt, hop and fruitiness. Biscuity malt to start, finishing with fruity hop. My score 16/20.

Fellows, Morton & Clayton Ltd., Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

StuNot Tried29 Jul 2011

Bell Inn, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

ChrisEGood15 Mar 2011 A pale ale served through a tight sparkler. I should have asked for a top up, but I decided to drink my beer and head for the tram stop.

Oddfellows, North Shields, Tyne and Wear

Flying.geordieExcellent13 Mar 2011

The Crown Hotel, Uppingham, Rutland

StephenNot Tried09 Oct 2010

Great Central Railway Beer Festival 2010, Loughborough, Leicestershire

AlenomoreNot Tried25 Sep 2010 Nottingham Brewery were the main sponsors here.

Bridge Hotel, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear

IanUndrinkable30 Oct 2007 I had a sip of it and it didn't taste right, nor did it look right either. They didn't take it off, but did give me another beer without any fuss.
IanNot Tried29 Oct 2007

Nottingham Beer Festival 2005, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

IanExcellent20 Oct 2005 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

Nottingham Rock Bitter

3.80% ABV.

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.

We have tried this beer 17 times.

We have given this beer an average score of Good to Excellent.

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