bobinlondon (1297) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2011
Hand pulled cask at the Swan and Anchor (JDW) Chichester. Gold with a lively perfumed white head. Citra and NS hops are abundantly fresh in flavour and aroma, balancing the clean juicey malt profile perfectly. A fantastic beer for it’s strength and the best Rooster’s effort that I can remember. Let’s hope that the new owners continue in this vein.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2011
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a golden colour with a decent white head. Aroma is a little sweet with grassy hops, caramel and yeast notes. Similar flavours, quite bitter with a creamy mouth-feel. Nice lingering bitterness also. stravale (3078) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - OCT 22, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2011 JDW Beer Fest
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2011
Light golden...slight haze..reasonable white head
Aroma of citrus hops...light fruits
Taste of grassy citrusy hops...grapefruit...soft citrus fruits...light sweet malts....good hoppy flavour...well balanced
Medium body...smooth..soft carb...finish fresh citrusy bitter...fairly long finish...good mouthfeel
Refreshing well made golden ale
Cask conditioned Handpump Eastgate Northampton. A blonde beer with a white head and lots of lace. A nice citrussy beer. Good sharp grapefruit and lemon notes on the nose. Citrus bitterness in the mouth with hints of shampoo. Good US hops thrroughout. Very tasty. cgarvieuk (24793) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 11, 2011
cask at standing order ... golden yellow ... creamy white head ... big zeztymsherbert lemon nose ... clean crisp lemon ... quite hoppy ... light bitter linger ... soft lemon peel finish
wheresthepath (2345) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2011
[Cask at Wetherspoons, Milton Keynes] Deep gold with no head. Tropical fruits, pine, citrus, loads of hops yet still a reasonably full mouthfeel. Good stuff. imdownthepub (14767) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2011
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Gold with white head. Lots of dry, hoppy notes, fresh, grapefruit, kiwi fruit sharp and really pleasant drinking. So good we had several pints, which is exactly how it should be. SaintMatty (7423) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2014
Cask (Maltings, York) - Hazy golden with a white head. Grapefruit and lychees in the aroma. Hoppy, bitter and crisp taste with grapefruit and lemon detected. SilkTork (5756) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2011
2011 JDW Autumn Beer Fest, Rochester. Orange gold. Very hoppy - pleasant citric flavours - grapefruit, orange, tangerine. Good sweetish malt base. Nice. superflyguy (439) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2011
allegedly their final brew before ownership transfers to the MTT chain.
an excellent last hurrah in my opinion. poured a pale golden straw with a tight white head, good lacing. lots of fruit in the aroma, particularly grapefruit. the mouth fell is slightly thin, but packs a fruit filled punch. lingering bitterness in the finish.
if i was being really picky I’d have to say it was a second fiddle to Yankee, but nevertheless it is still an excellent brew.