Roosters Reviews




john44
3.3
Roosters True Grit
Cask Pint at Edward Rayne (JDW), Raynes Park in Jan 2017 - Yellowy Gold in colour. Average off-white head. Good lacing. Citrus orange and lemon, notes of grapefruit. Some grassy hop bitterness. Biscuity malts, caramel. Sweetish citrus fruity malty throughout. Quite tasty for low ABV. Easy drinking. Sessionable. (2017-01)
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

HenrikSoegaard
3.5
Roosters True Grit
Cask. Frothy White fair mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Light malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Lemon notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.
Sunday, March 19, 2017

Mr_Pink_152
3.4
Roosters Nelson Sauvin IPA
Tried at The Strugglers Inn, Lincoln. Golden colour with a thick white head. Aroma earthy and light fruit. Taste is initially sweet, with a dry finish.
Sunday, March 19, 2017

HenrikSoegaard
3.5
Roosters Modern Way
Keg. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter flavor. Average heavy bitter fnish. Creamy palate. NIce.
Saturday, March 18, 2017

imdownthepub
3.6
Roosters Throwback - Wine Barrel Edition
Cask conditioned at The University Club, Oxford. Chestnut with cream head. Quite a full, malty beer, reasonably sweet and fruity with a wine like background, some woody hints and a light boozy note. Smooth on the palate, easy drinking. Pretty decent.
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Garrold
4.1
Roosters Howl
Can. Deep chestnut brown. Thick, foamy, lasting, beige head. Nose has chocolate caramels. Tinned prunes. Some coffee. Notes of the barrel ageing. A bit of a toasted marshmallow thing going on. Smells good. Taste has some caramel sweetness. A little dry, and a little bitter. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Stone fruit to finish. Really good.
Friday, March 17, 2017

harrisoni
3.1
Roosters Little Bird
Cask handpull at Singer Tavern Finsbury Square. Clear amber colour few white bubbles on top. Not much condition. Good hops dryness rather than bitter on the finish. Good flavours for a low abv beer. Yes fine. Some ok amber malts. Fine.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Towey1989
3.3
Roosters Distant Sun
Cask at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) A clear brown colour with a medium beige head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, some biscuit, slight dark fruits and subtle floral hops. Taste of chocolate, caramel, some biscuit, subtle dark fruits and slight spicy, floral hops. Light bodied and a smooth texture. A dryish, chocolate, spicy bitterness in the finish. A light and smooth brown ale with chocolate, biscuit and caramel malts and a hint of dry, floral hops. Well executed and very sessionable.
Monday, March 13, 2017

MayumiH
3.2
Roosters The Italian Job
Tap at The Clapton Hart. The nose is sweet malt, peppery spices, fruit taste. Mild.
Sunday, March 12, 2017

Svesse
3.4
Roosters High Tea IPA
(Cask at Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell, London, 27 Nov 2016) Golden colour with frothy, white head. Malty, fruity nose with citrus, grapefruit, dried fruit and a touch of tea. Malty, fruity taste with notes of dried fruit, citrus, grapefruit, grass, sweetish malt and a balanced citric/grassy bitterness. Medium body, with a certain sweetness. Chewy and tasty, with a good hop character. Quite nice.
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Svesse
3.2
Roosters Highway Fifty-One (51)
(Cask at Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell, London, 27 Nov 2016) Golden colour with frothy, white head. Malty, hoppy nose with grass, citrus and a touch of resin. Malty, hoppy taste with notes of citrus, grapefruit, grass, grainy malt and a balanced citric bitterness. Light body, with a touch of sweetness. Tasty and refreshing.
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Svesse
3.3
Roosters Jarrylo
(Cask at Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell, London, 27 Nov 2016) Golden amber colour with foamy, white head. Fruity, malty nose with citrus, tropical fruit, biscuits and a touch of toast. Malty, slightly fruity taste with notes of citrus, tea, tropical fruit, biscuits, toast and a balanced citric bitterness. Medium body, with balanced sweetness. Tasty and refreshing. Quite nice.
Thursday, March 9, 2017

EdKing
4
Roosters High Tea IPA
Can from The Brewery Shop Berkhamsted. Colour is hazy golden Amber with a medium to large head which dissipates to nothing. Nose is mandarin, peach, floral jasmine, orange and grapefruit citrus bitter, pine. Taste is delicious. First itís a hit of grapefruit and orange peel bitterness, pine but then a lovely fragrant jasmine floral note, peach, light green tea, barley grain sweetness, caramel. Great combination.
Sunday, March 5, 2017

DanielBrown
3.4
Roosters Little Bird
Cask at Old Contemptibles, Birmingham. Yes, amber. Reasonable sweet Bitter. Some taste. Fair balance. OK beer.
Saturday, March 4, 2017

alexmate
3.5
Roosters High Tea IPA
Typical cloudy gold appearance. Aroma is of grassy hops, pine, citrus and a weird smell which I presume is the green tea. Taste is typical of IPA, but loses a lot of bitterness, the hops, grapefruit and grass are all quite subduesd. The Jasmine green tea gives it a zingy mouthfeel. Some roasted malts on the finish and a smooth texture. Good stuff. Price Paid: around £3.
Saturday, March 4, 2017

ManVsBeer
2.8
Roosters Hope & Glory
Cask @ Manchester & County, Manchester. Amber with a head. Regular light tasting bitter and certainly sessionable.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Svesse
3.3
Roosters Red State
(Cask at Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell, London, 23 Nov 2016. 4.2%) Amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of caramel, red fruit and toast. Malty, fruity taste with red fruit, caramel, citrus peel and a balanced bitterness. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Tasty and refreshing. Quite nice.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Parmenion777
3.3
Roosters True Grit
A clear golden colour with a small soapy near white head. A fruity aroma, melon and lime with some grassy hops. A dry, light sweet malt and fruit taste with a light citrusy bitterness in the finish.
Sunday, February 26, 2017

The_Osprey
3.5
Roosters True Grit
Cask handpull at The Crosse Keys London as Roosters True Grit, 3.9%. Coincidentally I just finished reading the book. Golden yellow, translucent and still with a scummy beige head. Aroma is melon, pale sugary malt and elderflower. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste has plenty of melon and sugary malt, gummy sweets, straw, elderflower and lemongrass. Clearly in top condition and drinking very well today. Good golden ale.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Martin243
3.6
Roosters All Star
A swiftly quaffed pint at the tiny but characterful Blue Bell in York: Pale yellow with a white head. Floral and Weetabix aroma. Sweet citrus and biscuit flavours. Thin bodied in a good way. Crisp refreshing and made to be sessioned.
Sunday, February 19, 2017

BeerNinjaUK
4.4
Roosters Baby Faced Assassin
Can from Beer52 subscription box. Aroma dripping in citrus, tropical fruits, richly hoppy and with oily resin bitterness. Cracking!
Saturday, February 18, 2017

cgarvieuk
3.2
Roosters Outlaw Weakender
Cask at the white cloth gallery... Golden amber... Thin white lacing.. Soft custardy lemon fruits nose.. Soft custardy lemon fruits
Thursday, February 16, 2017

ManVsBeer
2.9
Roosters Little Bird
Cask @ The Bank, Manchester. Amber with a thin head. Light, clean, smooth and inoffensive with a gentle, general hoppy fruitiness.
Thursday, February 16, 2017

cgarvieuk
3.3
Roosters Little Bird
Cask at the Palace Leeds.. MGolden amber... Small white head... Soft zezty floral orange fruits nose... Light sweet floral fruit
Thursday, February 16, 2017

cgarvieuk
3.8
Roosters Throwback - Wine Barrel Edition
Copper.. Thin white... Head.. Soft sweet toffee fruit nose.. Juicy fruits.. Soft sweet toffee fruit.. Ligh sweet wine finish
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

cgarvieuk
3.2
Roosters Distant Sun
Cask at the briganties... Dark brown.. Thin tan lacing... Soft sweet toffee fruit.. Soft sweet toffee fruit nose.. Soft sweet toffee malts
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

john44
3.6
Roosters Outlaw Boneshaker IPA
Cask. Pale Gold. Aromatic hops. Very, very citrus hoppy and bitter (bitter grapefruit-citrus and lemon hops; grassy, earthy, resiny). Malt base. Long bitter hoppy drying finish. Aptly named. Really Good. (2008)
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

john44
3.4
Roosters Yankee
Cask. Yellowy Gold. Light floral citrus fruity. Hints of grapefruit & lemon. Good malt/hop balance. Tasty, crisp, refreshing. Slightly sweet. Fine. (2008)
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

fonefan
2.9
Roosters Jarrylo

Cask (handpump) @ Craft Beer Co - Clerkenwell, 82 Leather Lane, Farringdon, Greater London, England EC1N 7TR.

[ As Roosters Jarrylo ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, fruity malt, light hoppy, light apple - wood - earthy. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration, earthy, pale malt, fruity malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is flat. [20161128]
6-2-6-3-12

Monday, February 13, 2017

ManVsBeer
3.1
Roosters Distant Sun
Cask @ The Waterhouse, Manchester. Dark reddish-brown with grainy-chocolate in its nose, light chocolate in its dark-malt taste.
Sunday, February 12, 2017

Mr_Pink_152
3.6
Roosters Throwback - Wine Barrel Edition
Tried at the Cardinals Hats, Lincoln. Deep amber colour with a thick off white head. Aroma has toffee, dried fruit, and soft fruit. Taste balanced bittersweet, to a light sweet finish. Really enjoyed this.
Saturday, February 11, 2017

kwik-lime
3.9
Roosters Baby Faced Assassin
Can at JDWs in New Malden. Really well hopped, some grass and earth, biscuity maly with a pleasant slight sweetness and a good hint of citrus. Really well balanced, very enjoyable beer.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Grumbo
3.6
Roosters Howl
Tap at Friends of Ham, Leeds. Pours very dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Light sweetness and medium roasted bitterness. Medium body, slight oily texture, with above average carbonation. Finish is sweeter, with lingering coffee.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

john44
3.2
Roosters Hedgehog
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Sept 2009 - Pale Yellowy Gold in colour. Hazy. Fruity; very citrus lemon. Hoppy; grassy hops. Malty base; caramel and toffee. Citrus fruity throughout. Dry hoppy finish. Very drinkable. (2009-09)
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

fonefan
3
Roosters True Grit

Cask (handpump) @ Craft Beer Co - Clerkenwell, 82 Leather Lane, Farringdon, Greater London, England EC1N 7TR.

[ As Roosters True Grit ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, caramel, light hoppy, grass, fruity, UK yeast notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration, pale malt, fruity malt. Body is medium to light, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20150217]
6-3-6-3-12

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

SarkyNorthener
3.7
Roosters True Grit
[email protected] bellwether, wednesbury. Golden beer with tight medium head and some lacing. Aroma is citrus and some hop. Taste is citrus, tropical fruit, zezty and a little resin. Good.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

fonefan
3.3
Roosters Cogburn

Cask (handpump) @ Craft Beer Co - Clerkenwell, 82 Leather Lane, Farringdon, Greater London, England EC1N 7TR.

[ As Roosters Cogburn ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, moderate hoppy, citrus, grass, fruity hops. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, pale malt, citrus - fruity, hop bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20150217]
6-3-7-3-14

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

AshtonMcCobb
3.3
Roosters Little Bird
On cask at the Haymarket. Appearance - golden to amber with a nice fluffy head. Nose - mostly Minera notes, some lemon, apple skin. Taste - more of the apple skin and the minerals. Palate - light bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - balanced if a little unexciting.
Monday, February 6, 2017

john44
3.2
Roosters Ale And Spicy
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Apr 2009 - Hazy Yellowy Gold in colour. Spicy; coriander. Fruity; citrus orange and apple. Hoppy; floral hops. Malty; buttery malts. Sweetish spicy fruity throughout with slight bitter citrus hoppy edge. Easy drinking. OK. (2009-04)
Monday, February 6, 2017

allmyvinyl
3.1
Roosters Little Bird
Cask at the Haymarket. Pours clear pale amber with a thick white head. Aromas of light grain, sweet malt. Taste is a little thin, faint malt sweet, faint bitter. Not a right lot going on.
Monday, February 6, 2017

madmitch76
1.6
Roosters Pumpkin 5 Spice
28h October 2010
On tap at the White Horse, Parsons Green. Clear gold beer, no head. The worst type of pumpkin beer unfortunately. Very very dry and well overspiced. Could hardly drink any of it. Grim.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

ManVsBeer
3
Roosters Riwaka
Cask @ Crown & Kettle, Manchester. Golden with a head. Light textured, light hoppy ale with a lingering tropical fruitiness and floralness. Some sugars evident.
Thursday, February 2, 2017

john44
3.1
Roosters Patriot
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Apr 2010 - Pale yellowy gold in colour. Fruity; citrus grapefruit and tropical. Hoppy; grassy and resinous hops. Malty; sweet malts, caramel. Good fruit/hop/malt balance. Fruity hoppy bitterness over sweet malts. Dry hoppy finish. Drinkable. (2010-04)
Monday, January 30, 2017

imdownthepub
3.2
Roosters Riwaka
Cask conditioned at The Rose & Crown, Charlbury, Oxon. Gold with white head. Quite a light beer, kiwi fruit, skinny notes, light citrus, a little low on the hopping but reasonable.
Sunday, January 29, 2017

Grumbo
3.2
Roosters Ragged Point
Can shared at Danís. Pours very dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, and dark fruit. Light sweetness and medium to heavy roasted bitterness. Quite light body and slight oily texture, average carbonation. Finish is dry with lasting bitterness.
Saturday, January 28, 2017

jrh2254
3.3
Roosters High Tea IPA
In a mystery case from beer hawk. Nice aroma. Lovely bitter tea flavour. Great tasting bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, January 28, 2017

john44
3.3
Roosters Last Stand
Cask Pint Ė JDW Fest Autumn 2011 in Nov 2011 - Orangey Gold in colour. Very Fruity; bitter grapefruit citrus, lemon, tropical fruit. Hoppy; grassy and spicy hops. Very bitter grapefruit citrus hoppy throughout. Tasty. Very drinkable. (2011-11-09)
Thursday, January 26, 2017

ManVsBeer
3.5
Roosters / BrewDog Leeds Iím A Lumberjack (And Iím Oak-Aged)
Keg @ Shuffledog, Leeds. Amber with a thin slightly off-white head. Has a strength but it notably aged in style. Has a somewhat stewed tropical fruitiness dominating its taste with some toffee notes behind this. Crisp tasting for its strength.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

john44
3.5
Roosters Angry Yank
Cask Pint Ė JDW Fest Spring 2011 in Mar 2011 - Orangey-Amber in colour. Hoppy; resinous piney and grassy hops. Fruity; bitter orange citrus, some grapefruit, tropical fruit. Malty; toasty malts, caramel. Full flavoured. Mildly bitter citrus fruity hoppy beer. Liked this. Very drinkable. Nice beer! (2011-04-05)
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Godfather50
4
Roosters Fort Smith
Roryís Birthday can. Hop forward, floral, citrus, sweet and bitter. Good sweet caramel and lovely American hop bursts. Would have sunk a pint no problem
Sunday, January 22, 2017