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


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ManVsBeer (6891) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2012
Extremely smooth and well hopped pale ale. Excellent texture and golden colour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (19023) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2648) - 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 15/20
allmyvinyl (7779) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (20074) - , 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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (37603) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gowdy (919) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (2526) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2014
Cask in Vesuvio, Darlington. Golden with a white head. Quite pleasantly bitter with fairly subtle pineapple notes. Some grass too. Refreshing and nice enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (6365) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Cask @ JDW, Victoria Station. The pour’s medium gold with a small head. The nose is light apricot, some lemon peel, a bit of grapefruit and coniferous tree. The taste is more light, summery citrus fruits. Earthy, grass hops. A bit of brash shrubbery. Medium bitter hoppy finish. Smooth, quite flavorful. Overall, a pretty decent golden! Nice work. One of the better festival beers I’ve had so far.

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