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Roosters True Grit

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


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
Named after the 1969 John Wayne film that centres around the character of Rooster Cogburn, Rooster’s True Grit is a bold, pale ale with aromas of citrus fruit and a lasting, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1667) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2016
Cask at the Antelope, Surbiton. Fairly malty for the style with caramel and vanilla, but balanced by some grassy hop and citrus. Very drinkable, nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (13033) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2016
Cask conditioned at The University Club, Oxford. Gold with white head. The beer is fairly thin with a light caramelisation and some sweetness. Little in the way of hops for me, perhaps a light fruity note but Roostars seem to be much more frugal with their hops of late. Nowt special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (4100) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
Cask. Shakespeare’s, Sheffield. Clear, pale gold. Thin, bubbly, sticky, white head. Subtle aroma of peachy hop and vanilla malts. Some citrus. Taste is light bitter. Some dryness. Light body. Gets sweet toward the end. Ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ManVsBeer (8490) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
Cask @ White Hart, Todmorden. Blonde with a frothy head. Has a fine tropical fruit nose with mango involved here. It has a more ordinarily balanced taste by comparison with a fruity taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2014
Cask Hawkshead BF. Surprisingly low aroma, sweet, lots of peach, but a fine dryness towards the end and a very drinkable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7765) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2013
(Cask at Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico, London, 22 Nov 2013) Golden colour with foamy, white head. Fruity, hoppy nose with citrus, grass and biscuity malt. Malty, fruity taste with notes of peaches, tropical fruit, citrus, grass, biscuity malt and a balanced floral bitterness in the finish. Light body, with a touch of sweetness. Fresh, tasty and highly drinkable. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (4689) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 30, 2012
Cask by handpump at Haymarket Bar, Edinburgh (28 Jun 12) - clear yellow ale, bubbly white head, sweet malty aroma, carbonation on the high side, strong citrus / fruity hoppy taste, no bitterness

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (5151) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 17, 2012
On tap @ the Haymarket. Pours golden with a nice head. Nose of green vegetable and pale malt. Taste of sweat and grassiness. Palate medium bodied and well balanced Overall, a solid ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CraftBeerNick (1880) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2012
Cask at Covent Garden. Not bad good flavour, nothing outstanding, but a good session beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2012
Cask conditioned handpump Scarborough Leeds 02/05/12. A golden beer with a white head and lacing. Gentle citrus hopping throughout with dry biscuity malts. Sessionable and clean but a little ordinary.

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