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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   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


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gowdy (748) - Erskine, - NOV 19, 2012
Pint at The Sir Walter Scott pub at Edinburgh airport. Medium golden colour. Not too much gas or head.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (2550) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 5 Nov 2012. Poured a lightly hazy golden, with a dense white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, lemon zest and straw. Grassy hop flavour, with peaches and biscuity malt. Finish was building resin, flowery notes and some grain.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (1447) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pikeysdoggy (20) - - JUN 15, 2014
A light beer that looks better than it drinks. Tasted during a bit of a session, so really didn’t stand up to the other beers. Don’t get me wrong, if my local served it, I’d happily pop in for a crafty one on my way home from work, but I wouldn’t go out of my way for it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierocker (25) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Clear light amber in apperance with a thick white head. The aroma is of floral hops with a taste of bitter hops. Drawn out bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (4219) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SilkTork (5273) - 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]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35959) - 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]

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (1316) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6521) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Finn (4402) - 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.


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