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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (43243) - 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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (39955) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (21549) - , 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (20694) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 30, 2012
cask at SOrder ... amber ... small white head ... soft light zezt hop ... juicy lemon zezt .. sharp dry citrus zezty linger

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (16927) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2012 Cask at Shakespeare Head Spoons. Very drinkable golden ale. Good mouthfeel good condition good hops. Just a little watery on the finish. Could be bitterer. Re rate yes mouthfeel still best thing about it. Bit perfumed just needs a bitterer finish. i want to like it more than i do due to the mouthfeel and condition

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (10919) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (9674) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2012
Cask, Highcross, Leicester. Amber gold with an off white head. Aromas are woody and herbal with lemon and orange peel. Lots of resinous, pithy peel, actually with trace strawberry and melon. Flavours are crisp lemon with bitter grapefruit and pithy citrus peel. Low biscuit malts with a green spruce finish. Nice and hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (9214) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ManVsBeer (8260) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2012
Extremely smooth and well hopped pale ale. Excellent texture and golden colour.

   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.

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