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Roosters Special

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60
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Formerly brewed at Roosters
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Knaresborough, England

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
Maris Otter malt, Chinook and Cascade hops from the Yakima Valley. Pale aromatic bitter. Grapefruity floral aromas.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2008
Cask (handpump) @ The Crescent, Salford, Manchester, England M5.
Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, moderate hoppy, citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. (290708)

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29699) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2005
[Cask at Volunteers Arms, GBBF 2004] A yellow beer with no head. The aroma is sweet with some notes of alcohol, while the flavor is sweet with primary notes of oranges. Pretty average.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (17224) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2007
Cask @GBBF 2007. Poursa golden color with a small white head. Fruity malty and hoppy aroma. Sweet malty fruity bitter flavor. Has amalty finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (15013) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 10, 2008
Cask at Hairy Twat beer festival ... pale golden yellow ... very hoppy nose ... fruity hop little grassy ... little folwery.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (14021) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2007
Cask gravity at GBBF 2007. Gold, lasting bubbly beige head. The inital yeast aroma dies down to a slightly citrusy aroma. A reasonable Roosters beer, but lacks it’s usual oomph.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10581) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2011
Cask conditioned at The Boars Head, Ripley, N.Yorks. Gold with white head. The body has a malt cake character, fairly rich, then comes a tingly hop note, leafy, earthy, citrus all at the same time. Bitter and quite refreshing. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Crescent, Salford 08/07/2001 Straw golden coloured and slightly sweet on the palate. Grainy wheat flavour and not too bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8265) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2006
Cask, Lincoln Fest 06. Golden with an off-white head. Aromas are caramel with spices and floral notes. Zesty with some lemon. Light pine. Flavours are soft malts with lemon. Spicy and dry with grapefruit bitterness towards the finish. Quite thin, yet refreshing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7416) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2004
Very pale yellow colour - a little wishy-washy, if anything. As usual with Wetherspoons, it was served too cold, so the aroma was subdued, but a flowery, citric, US hop character developed as it warmed. Big tangy hop hit in the mouth - fruity and grassy, grapefruit and lemon, with the merest hint of dry malt in the background. Finish builds up to a dry clean bite, but dwindles quite fast. A quite enjoyable, easy drinking session beer, but without great backbone and the mouthfeel is a touch thin. Cask (handpump), Lord Moon of the Mall (JDW), Whitehall, London SW1.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2006
A Mes rate: Cask at Baker Street JDW. Slightly cloudy. A little too light and boring for me. Slight lemon notes and otherwise one dimensional and hoppy with a gentle bitter finish. A sinker and that’s about it.


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