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


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Finn (6197) - 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
ManVsBeer (8312) - 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 (10928) - 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 (2723) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gowdy (966) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - NOV 19, 2012
Pint at The Sir Walter Scott pub at Edinburgh airport. Medium golden colour. Not too much gas or head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
The Baron. Brilliant orange-gold with a fine, slim collar. Aroma slight cattiness and feta; orange and lime zest, lychee, celery like 3 week old Citra. Good spike of zesty breakfast juice and floral hop over a light biscuit base. Soft, low carbonation. Uncomplicated, juicy refreshment and a late contender for the medals.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (39991) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2012
From cask at The Counting House. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is citrusyand light peachy. Smooth grapes, peaches and mango. Bitter, citrusy and crisp intoa smooth and vibrant finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (5902) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2012
Cask at the Monks Retreat (JDW), Reading. Amber with a ring of white head; grapefruit aroma; fruity, sweet, grapefruit flavour; and a long, dry, finish. A rather one-dimensional Golden Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (21560) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
26th October 2012
Crosse Keys Spoons. Clear gold beer, good white head. Palate is smooth. Low carbonation. Semi dry. Nice touch of hops here. Bitterish pine and a little grass. Trace of citrus. Neutral malt underneath. Finishes semi dry with a piney bitter linger.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnRMurdoch (4274) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 5, 2012
Cask @ The Counting House JDW. Golden amber colour, good head. Mild cereal malt aroma. Citrus resin glue flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Average golden ale. Usually get better from Roosters.

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