Herkybird (21) - YORK, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2009
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hops, hops and more hops. Beautiful golden colour, smells absolutely delicious and has a wonderful taste and texture. Quite bitter, but has one of the longest, nicest aftertastes around.
Possibly one of the best beers in the world.
petefenelon (26) - ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Astringent, floral, hoppy, a delicate yellow colour. Looks, smells and tastes great. A classic.
Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A fantastic beer, nothing at all like a typical English beer but certainly none the worse for that. Yellowy gold in colour with an aroma billowing citrus and violety floral aromas. The flavour is almost all hops – loads of American ones with their orange peel, lemon zest, marmalade, pine sap and loads of other fascinating flavours and aromas coming forwards. All this is underpinned by a subtle maltiness that keeps everything together without intruding on the star performers – the hops. The finish is bitter, hoppy and lasts for days. A classic beer, in my opinion world class on its day. (cask in Stalybridge Buffet)
JonMoore (1922) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask at the Tap and Spile, Harrogate. Golden coloured, good white head. Sweet floral hoppy aroma. Hoppy and citrus flavours. A great beer.
Mikenorie (1) - Chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask @ blue stoops Walton chesterfield. New one on me and very pleasantly surprised . Clear gold with tight white head that lingers through the pint.Definately one of the best beers of its type. Would seak out again.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask conditioned at The White Horse. AS with cask, almost a flat appearence, sweet with citrus flavors.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - AUG 10, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
on cask: i have seeked out the rooster...because they make some damn good beers. and from one yankee to another this one doesnt disapoint....big hoppy tangerine nose that rooster is known for and nice fruit flavor of hops......they arent afraid of hops and actually make a bitter when it says ’bitter’ not some cheap bland beer. no one will snuff the rooster. trust me. one of the best beers in the UK.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Love this stuff. In the beer garden of the Wateredge Hotel, Ambleside after a days walking on the fells. Light gold with a foaming creamy head. Glorious aroma of lemon, citrus hops. Great mouthfeel. Long hoppy finish. Gone in 3 gulps.
imdownthepub (10768) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask Conditioned at The Mitre Hotel, Knaresborough. Yellow amber beer with foamy head. Not too much malt background or sweetness but particularly fruity and tangy. Long lasting bitter finish that is a little acidic.
jaguarxj6 (36) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask. Not your run of the mill pale beer. This is a fine brew from an interesting brewery. Taste is fruity but not overpowering. this stands head and shoulders above most pale bitters. Shame more pubs don,t stock this wonderful stuff.