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


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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This beer, specially brewed for this Wetherspoon real-ale festival, is a celebration of the modernstyle pale ale, pioneered by Rooster’s founding brewer, Sean Franklin, with aromas of citrus fruits and grapefruit giving way to a quaffable level of bitterness. Hops used: Cascade, Chinook

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (2159) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Cask at the York Tap. Pours clear pale gold with a thin white head & lacing. Grapefruit aromas are there, some light caramel. Taste has a good bitterness and a chalky bite. Clean finish. Decent.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SilkTork (5109) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2014
Oct, 2012. JDW, Rochester. A pleasant light blonde with citric juice. A solid beer, well made and very drinkable. [3.4]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (4610) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2013
Cask at Craft Beer Co. Clerkenwell. Golden body with slight head. Nose is spicy hoppy. Taste also quite spicy, fruity, grassy and hops. Plenty of bitter in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2013

Cask (handpump) @ Maltings, Tanners Moat, York, North Yorkshire, England YO1 1HU.

Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity, nutty - pale nuts, light hoppy. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, nutty - pale nuts, fruity, light straw. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130122]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (895) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2013
Cask at Quakerhouse, Darlington. Clear yellow gold colour, bubbly white head and aroma of malt & lemon citrus. Taste is light malt with a floral lemon & grapefruit citrus bitterness, and slight biscuit notes. Light bodied, low carbonation, dry hoppy bitter finish. Quite drinkable golden ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (5896) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms, Bristol, November 2012. Golden with a decent white head. Citrus fruit and grassy hp aroma. Flavour had more grapefruit and tangerine notes, with slightly creamy malts and a dry finish. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Finn (3759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
Wetherspoons Victoria 2 Nov 12. JDW festivaløl. Lys gylden. Uklar. Lavt skum. God fruktaroma. Plommer. Smaken er syrlig frukt. Tørr aprikos.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
wimpyjoe (2933) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2012
Extremely smooth and well hopped pale ale. Excellent texture and golden colour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (7346) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2012
One-third pint, cask ale at JDWs Victoria Station. Unclear golden, patches at the surface. Mild floral hops to the nose and mild grapefruits to the taste buds. Dry bitter ending. A little powdery on the swallow. Standard (London, 02.11.2012).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (1883) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 26, 2012
Cask @ JDW Elgin 251112
Light amber, clear, good dense white head, good lacing
Aroma - sweet fruity pale malts, citrus hops, grapefruit, soft hop resins
Taste - citrus hops, soft grapefruit, touch of orange zest, background of fruity light caramel malts, bitterness increases towards the finish. Not a complicated beer but easy going and refreshing with a good flavour
Palate - medium body, good texture, not cloying, fresh mouthfeel. Tangy citrus medium bitter palate. Finish - nice bitter hops, soft grapefruit, fairly bitter linger, cleans off palate
Overall - Good flavoured pale ale, great condition here.

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