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Roosters Last Stand

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

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Cask: Special - Included in the 2011 JDW Autumn Beer Festival.
Hops: Cascade, Citra, Nelson Sauvin, Styrians
Last Stand is a big, heavily-hopped beer that represents everything Roosters has become known for over the years; incredibly aromatic (grapefruit and strong tropical fruits), with a flavour that’ll really pack a punch.
After 30 years of brewing and hundreds of awards, Sean and Alison Franklin are selling their brewery and retiring to Canada. This is their last-ever new beer, brewed with pale malt and the world’s best hops, to create a beer packed to the rafters with passion fruit and citrus flavours


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5078) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2014
Cask (Maltings, York) - Hazy golden with a white head. Grapefruit and lychees in the aroma. Hoppy, bitter and crisp taste with grapefruit and lemon detected.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6120) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2013
Small creamy white head. Slightly hazy pale yellow body. Strawy dusty resiny aroma with wooden notes. Dryish floral dusty strawy taste with spicy resiny notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, flat, smooth mouthfeel. Dryish floral fruity aftertaste with dusty wooden resiny notes. Lovely. Highly drinkable, vivid, and subtle. (0.284l cask at The Maltings, York)

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
wimpyjoe (3468) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2012
The ale is let down by a poor bitterness, which is a shame considering what this beer represents.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14282) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2011
5th October 2011
Hamilton Hall Spoons. Hazy gold beer, residual white head. Low carbonation. Very mild piney hops with a trace of citrus. A flash of minerals before a dry finish and a mildly bitter aftertaste. I’ve come late to Roosters beers but I’ve largely enjoyed what I have had and I will certainly miss their inventiveness. Good luck!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6119) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2011
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol October 2011. Gold with a frothy, white head. Big, hoppy aroma of grapefruit, lemon and a touch of pepper. Flavour had lots more fruit, a hint of soap and lengthy, dry finish. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2011
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a golden colour with a decent white head. Aroma is a little sweet with grassy hops, caramel and yeast notes. Similar flavours, quite bitter with a creamy mouth-feel. Nice lingering bitterness also.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2011
Cask conditioned Handpump Eastgate Northampton. A blonde beer with a white head and lots of lace. A nice citrussy beer. Good sharp grapefruit and lemon notes on the nose. Citrus bitterness in the mouth with hints of shampoo. Good US hops thrroughout. Very tasty.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1328) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2011
Tasted this in the Saltcot, Saltcoats (JDW) in November 2011. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear pale amber with a thin white head. Dusty floral notes to the short hoppy aroma. Thin but refreshing mouthfeel and poor lacing. Pale malt base gives strong, refreshing fruit flavours of juicy lychees, kiwi and gooseberry. Lemony hops add another citric element into the aftertaste which compliments the malt well. Finish is dry and rather tart with grapefruit peel notes evident. An excellent session ale and highly recommended.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (9953) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2011
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Gold with white head. Lots of dry, hoppy notes, fresh, grapefruit, kiwi fruit sharp and really pleasant drinking. So good we had several pints, which is exactly how it should be.

2.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 1/20
taito (2) - LIVINGSTON, SCOTLAND - NOV 4, 2011 does not count
Excellent beer. Very refreshing, with an extremely hoppy palate and a very light and fresh flavour. Easy to drink -seems less strong that it actually is.


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