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Brewed by Roosters
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Knaresborough, England

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Cask; Special.
This beer is a homage to the lead character in True Grit. It’s a robust pale ale, with a great length of flavour, loaded with juicy fruit aromas from its combination of American hops.


maeib's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, - SEP 30, 2012
Cask conditioned handpump Mr Foleys Leeds 23/09/12. A golden beer with a white head and lacing. Nice citrussy grapefruity fresh hoppy aroma. I thought these hops were New Zealand but apparently not. Anyway it tastes really good too. The hops are again lively and although the malts a little sweeter than I’d like they just about manage to balance effectively. A tasty beer no doubt.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (5671) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2015
Cask @ Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. Paler golden with a creamy head. There’s a palatable balance of malt and hop throughout its character.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2014
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 25 Apr 2012. Poured a lightly hazy golden colour, with a dense white head. Aroma of peaches, straw and floral hops. Some light citrus hop flavours, with bready malt and passionfruit. Finish was grass, satsuma and cereal.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (4100) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
Cask at Doric Arch, London. Super smooth nectar, nice tart hop. Well balanced. Drank this, wanted more. Great condition. Excellent Golden.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (6067) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2014
Cask at The Guildford. Pours pale gold, thin white head. Light grassy and citrus aromas. Taste is the same. Clean, dry finish. Pretty thin and unexciting.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (17924) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2014
17th February 2013
Craft Clerkenwell. Cask. Bright clear gold beer, small whiet head. Palate is light and semi dry. Modest carbonation. Smooth light malt, slightly sweet. Little floral, little grassy. Mild citrus. Dry finish. Oh dear! Roosters are two for two in the disappointment stakes tonight. Not as bad as the YPA but still dull.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5398) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2012
JDW, Maidstone. Pale gold colour. Biscuit malt. Bold but not aggressive citric hops. Drinkable and pleasant. Meets but does not exceed expectations.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (12596) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2012
Cask at Tap East - 06/09/12 Pale golden yellow with a decent white head and good lacing. Pale malt nose, a little soapy, bubblegum and fruit. Tastes of pale malt, light fruit tones and a little citrus. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation with a smooth finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (4875) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2012
25th April 2012: Hand pulled pint in my local Wetherspoons. Pale to light amber body, clean and clear, head was thin and almost white in colour. Aroma of summer fruits with an overcoat of citrus intent at all times. The taste was also fruity, with grapefruit being the main ‘stand out’ flavour for me. As the beer warmed the bitterness seemed to be less pronounced and the flavours began to become more sweet (almost orangey). I wanted another pint, but I was on a mission so had to move on, pity because I’m not sure I’ve done this brew a fair review or justice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (5095) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2012
Cask at the Tilly Shilling (JDW), Farnborough. Amber with a thin white head; citrus aroma; sharp citrus flavour with some resinous hops and an oily body; sustained, but fairly gentle, bitterness to finish.


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