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Brewed by Roosters
Style: American Pale Ale
Knaresborough, England

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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Cask; Regular.
Originally an experimental "Outlaw" beer, subsequently became a regular brew.
Pale coloured beer. Golden Promise malt and New Zealand and US hops. Amazing aromas closely mirror those of the Sauvignon grape. Moderately bittered. Long finish


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (2881) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
Cask by air pressure at Geordie’s Byre, Ayr (7 Apr 12) - clear pale golden, thin white head, too cold, citrus hop aroma, mild citrus, bit musty, refreshing

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (4647) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Cask @ Euston Tap. Light golden color with a small white head. The aroma’s of tropical fruit, grapefruit, pineapple, pacific sea breeze. The taste is fruity, full of lemon zest. Midly hoppy with a not particularly bitter finish. Light body, subtle carbonation. Overall, quite nice.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andsled (24) - Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2011
The star middlesbrough. Served in great condition. Wonderfully aromatic with tropical fruits and grapefruit. Always thought that nelson sauvin needs a strong malt backbone in order to succeed and this is the minimum requirement. Pretty decent. Drink it if you find it

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (11122) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2011
Cask at The Lord Aberconway, Nicholson’s, London. Pours clear gold with a foamy, white head. Grassy hops and citrus rind aroma. Light to medium sweet flavor, harsh grass and rind, some light earth, toast. Light bodied with average carbonation. Dandelions and grass in the finish. Quite dry, slightly sticky, with modest sugar. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdKing (1885) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2011 Cask in Crown and Sceptre. Colour is pale yellow. Nose is lovely grapefruit and passion fruit with some real zesty citrous. Taste is pithy grapefruit and lime bitter. Very light bodied and light in the mouth. Re-rated from 3.6 to 3.8 at The Green Man. Juicy zesty citrousy beer. Damn good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
superflyguy (428) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2011
poured a golden straw with a tight white head. lovely fruity aroma. lots of grapefruit and passion fruit. quaffable/thin in the mouth with a mostly grapefruit flavour and a good long bitter finish. just what I needed on this strangely hot afternoon outside the Tap & Spile in Harrogate. reminiscent of yankee, but not on a par.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AleManTom (195) - Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2011
Half pint @ Old Hall Beer Festival in Chinley. An explosion of fruit flavours on the nose, grapes, gooseberries and guava. Well bittered, nice long finish. Thoroughly refreshing beer. Yellow colour, bit of a head but not much. Loved this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcot (771) - Campomorone, ITALY - JUN 3, 2011
@ The White Horse, zona Parsons Green, Londra; il barista l’ha descritta come "very pale", a me il colore sembrava dorato. C’è del nelson sauvin ma è andata giù come acqua, davvero buona ed esile da bere come la maggior parte delle real ales inglesi.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7390) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2011
Cask (gravity dispense) at Kingston Beer Festival on 13 May 2011. Gold colour. No head to speak of but lively condition. Quite delicate, soft and perfumed. Some flowery and leafy gooseberry character but quite restrained. Roosters deserve plaudits for being one of the pioneers of using exotic hop varieties but I think I’ve come to expect a slightly more assertive hop burst in these relatively low strength aromatic hop-led beers in recent times. Overall though an amiable, easy-drinking and refreshing quaffer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnRMurdoch (3295) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 8, 2010
Cask @ Troon Beer Festival. Tropical fruit aroma & flavour. Yellow colour. A bit flat but very nice.


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