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Brewed by Roosters
Style: American Pale Ale
Knaresborough, England

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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Special.
The guys at Odell Brewing Co., Fort Collins, Colorado, visited us last year as part of a whistle stop tour of various breweries up and down the country and were kind enough to invite us to have dinner with them that evening. As we sat and ate and drank, we talked about a lot of things, including baseball and cricket, but we mostly talked about beer. Fast forward a few months to the end of last year and we were delighted when Doug Odell, founding brewer of Odell Brewing Co., sent us an email asking if we’d like to brew a beer with him. A question that took a nanosecond to respond to… yes! Several months and various emails later, Doug joined us at the Brewery for a couple of days to finalise the recipe and brew the beer. The Accomplice is a pale ale as prepared for India that’s been brewed using six different varieties of hops, crammed into almost every possible part of the brewing process, to create intense floral and fruit aromas, backed up by a balanced level of bitterness. When we suggested the name to Doug, his response was, “It sounds kinda sinister… I like it!” So, there we have it, The Accomplice is currently fermenting away and will be available in cask for a limited period from the beginning of July. We hope you enjoy drinking it as much as we enjoyed brewing it!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (3570) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2015
Warm golden colour, white head. Aroma of hops, citrus, tropical fruits, grapefruit. Bitter flavour, hops, malts, marmalade, quite fruity. Bitter finish, fruity, orange peel.
(from draught @ Mother Kelly’s, RBESG 2014, London)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jamestulloch (1917) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle from Valhalla’s Goat. Hazy orange body with a thin white head that fades. Steady carbonation. Faint lacing. Aroma of maple syrup, pine, blood orange and a hint of pumpkin. Flavour of honeyed malts, orange sherbet, stewed tea and red apple. Minty finish. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Fizzy. Too sweet and cloying.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (38082) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2015

Draught @ Mother Kellys - [ during RBESG14 ], 251 Paradise Row, Bethnal Green, Greater London, England E2 9LE.

[ As Roosters / Odell The Accomplice ].
Clear medium yellow - amber orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity malt, moderate hoppy, fruity hops, flowers. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, flowers, caramel, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140808]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
[6395-20140627] Cask. Fruity alcoholic malt aroma. Clear, bright orange body with a quick bubbly head. Light bitter toasted malt flavour has a bit of a boozy finish. Medium-full body. Good. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(@ Drygate, Glasgow, Scotland)

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (1870) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle from BeerRitz in Leeds. Pours a slightly hazy golden colour with a white head. The taste is initially pretty sharp with strong lemony citrus flavour. The finish is long and bitter. A little thin in body with no real malt flavour to back up the hops. I expected more of this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
spacecube (1223) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
500ml bottle, pours hazy golden brown with a small off white head. Nice citrus hop aroma, apricot and grapefruit, balanced with caramel & biscuit malt. Light body,oily feel, soft carbonation, finish is dry and bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (12834) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2014
Draught at Mother Kelly, London. Hazy golden beer with a nice lasting offwhite head. Hoppy fruity aroma, grassy, hay, citrus, grapes, some earthy notes. Hoppy grassy flavor, hay, floral, citrus, grapes, biscuits, some pine. Nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (4595) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2014
How: Draught.
Where: Mother Kelly’s, London.
Appearance: Hazy golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Spices, banana, malt, hops.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Wheat, citrus, malt, fruit.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jfb (4540) - Freising, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2014
(keg) hazy golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of tropical fruit, some marzipan and a hint of grass, with some notes of talcum powder and herbal hops. flavour is mostly herbal hops and nettles, quite chalky, with a hint of olives, some light butter and a light-bitter finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5872) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber, nose is light grapefruit, taste is nice and fruity, bitter, citrus.


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