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


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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask and bottle.
Pale coloured premium aromatic bitter. Our best selling beer. Aromas of Turkish delight, lychees and sometimes Muscat grapes. Soft bitterness. Yankee has won most of our awards.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Herkybird (21) - YORK, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2009
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
petefenelon (26) - ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2003
Astringent, floral, hoppy, a delicate yellow colour. Looks, smells and tastes great. A classic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2004
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)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JonMoore (2066) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2004
Cask at the Tap and Spile, Harrogate. Golden coloured, good white head. Sweet floral hoppy aroma. Hoppy and citrus flavours. A great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mikenorie (1) - Chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2013 does not count
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2003
Cask conditioned at The White Horse. AS with cask, almost a flat appearence, sweet with citrus flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - AUG 10, 2004
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2005
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
imdownthepub (13397) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2003
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jaguarxj6 (36) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2013
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.

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