Yankee - Rooster's Brewing Company Ltd.
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United Kingdom (England)
3.45/5 rDev -10.6%
A 500ml bottle with a BB of Feb 2014. Purchased a while back from Trembling Madness in York. Described as a pale ale with US influence; hopped with Cascade.
Poured into a tulip pint glass. A clear golden hue with medium carbonation. Yields a decent head of white foam that lasts for a minute or two before subsiding. Aroma of light, grainy malt, floral hops, a hint of citrus and fruity ale yeast. Slightly musty overtones.
Tastes of light malt with a dry, leafy finish. Notes of grain, faint caramel, floral hops, mild citrus, fruity ale yeast and a hint of cardboard. Well-attenuated, followed by a delicate bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with soft carbonation and light body. Slightly astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of grain, earthy yeast and faint floral hops.
Decent if not outstanding. Looks OK, with an aroma and flavour of floral hops and grainy malt. Some faint off-notes detract from the aroma - perhaps this has been sitting around too long? Decent body for the style. Refreshing and very drinkable, but probably best when fresh. Worth sampling if you come across it.
11-15-2013 23:57:04 | More by jazzyjeff13
United Kingdom (England)
2.63/5 rDev -31.9%
Cask at the White Horse. Surprisingly served cold, not quite ice cold, but pretty cold, i want my English Cask ales warm goddamit, i thought a legendary pub like the White Horse would serve it a the proper temp! Aside from this, this beers pretty light, floral aroma, fresh, light citrusy hops, refreshing, but lacks character. Easy drinking.
09-09-2003 01:33:43 | More by rastaman
4.45/5 rDev +15.3%
Had this beer in York at the Ackhorne pub. I do not recall this beer being served colder than normal or I would have noted it at tasting time. i will say that i enjoyed this beer a great deal. Lager like pale gold is a bit off putting at first, however the thick white head left patterns of intricate lace. Citrusy aroma with some malt wafting up as well. An exceptional tsting ale with citrus dominating. Some grapefruit is most prominent. Other unidentified fruit flavors would pop up here and there. A different, refreshing, and drinkable ale. I don't get the negative reviews here.
12-24-2004 17:31:54 | More by Mark
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
3.86/5 rDev 0%
500ml bottle bought from The Vineyard, Belfast...
Poured a crystal clear golden straw colour... white head poured quite small and loose which faded quickly to light covering... lots of carbonation rushes to the surface... light lacing..
Aroma - Strong freshly cut wet grass, light pale biscuity maltiness, floral hops, salty, honey sweetness, light fruits (lemons, apples), some faint almond nuttiness, light spicy / peppery notes, some creamy vanilla...
Taste - Nice strong fruitiness (pineapples, apples, pears), good peppery hop bite, quite strong biscuity malts, floral honey, grassy, some sea salt, light sweet caramel notes...
Feel - Smooth initially then a good sharp bite comes through... medium bodied... extremely thirst quenching and drinkable - a perfect session beer..
Overall - An excellent brew from Roosters and lives up to all i've read about it... recommended...
02-23-2014 19:14:20 | More by mdagnew
4.45/5 rDev +15.3%
Presentation: Sampled at Fernandes Brewery Tap on Friday 18th March during my Easter Trip to UK & Belgium.
Simple square laminated paper pump-clip that has the words Yankee ABV 4.3% in a parched red earth color running across a dry looking desert background stuck onto the serving Handpump. One of Roosters regular brews and an old favorite of mine.
Appearance: A Prince of Ales, straw colored body that sits under a perfectly formed 1/4" thick white head. Supreme looks in the pint Glass, definitely benefits from a Sparkler, I don't care what the Jessie Southerners think.
Nose: Smacks a floral hop punch, Sharp aroma of spicy and crisp clean hops in the aroma. Fruity on the nose smells damn good I can tell you.
Taste: Fruity hop start, clean, crisp, refreshing. The malt is there but it is in the background, it knows that it is merely a supporting role to the more important hops and whilst it never interferes it does lend a solid base. Damn fruity, floral in the middle and with a lemony bitterness in the finish. A real change of pace from the more malty English Cask Bitters, and one which I appreciate more since moving to the US. Bloody Good Stuff.
Mouthfeel: Rolling carbonation builds in the glass under the head as the Pint glass is replaced on the Table. In the mouth, the same thing happens every time I took a mouthful. Soft yet firm in its feel, the hop fee on the cheeks is floral.
Drinkability: Gone in 60 seconds, literally. 4.3% is still pushing the envelope for a UK session beer on Cask, yet the additional strength allows the fruity nature of the hop-bitterness to excel. Dearly loved, I have fallen foul of a Gallon or more of Yankee several times, dangerously drinkable!!
Overall: Outside of the UK, Sean Franklin is not as well as known as he should be. I first sampled Franklins Bitter (from the Brewery that still bears his name) many years ago and his rather unique approach to the use of foreign and old style English hops in UK Cask Ale was a refreshing kick in the balls. He since moved on from Franklins Brewery and set up Roosters Brewery in 1996. Since then the self proclaimed hop devotee has helped in transforming the face of the traditional English Bitter into something exciting and truly marvelous. His use of American hops is perfect, stupendously fruity, floral and bitter; the balance in the Yankee is always in favor of the hop yet never overtly so. But dont think for one moment that this is a US West Coast Hop Bomb; it isnt, far from it in fact. It is however, a perfect marriage of the American Hop with all of the traditional qualities of an English Cask Ale. Simply put; this is a fantastic Session brew that is untypical of the more malty traditional English Bitters yet sets a standard for the many straw colored hoppy brews now found on Handpump in the UK.
One of my all time favorites, and a must sup recommendation if seen in your local. A superb eclectic English Cask Ale that benefits with a solid American hop influence delivered from one of Yorkshires best Breweries.
*Edit: Forget this one on gravity at Beer Festivals, or even from the Handpump in the South of England - you need to sup this in the North of England and have it from a Handpump with a Sparkler fitted to get the best from this one.
05-21-2005 23:46:18 | More by TheLongBeachBum
4.28/5 rDev +10.9%
Handpump halfpint at the Cask Pub & Kitchen.
A: Clear, bright pale amber body with a finger of creamy, sticky white foam. Great retention and lacing. Lovely.
S: Sweet, clean, and highly floral. Terrific mix of Cascade hops and mild, nutty malt. Some bright fruit notes make for a lovely, perfumy, aromatic nose.
T: Follows the nose, with great interplay of floral hops + lightly sweet, caramel malt. Tasty.
M: Light body, soft but nicely present carbonation. Great.
O: Wonderful real ale. My drinking buddy swore that it smelled exactly like an ex-girlfriend's perfume: Victoria's Secret Lovespell. I don't know about that, but it was a hugely aromatic, floral, perfumy brew. Maybe I'm biased, but I'm finding with some regularity that all my favorite English real ales just happen to be brewed with American hops. Great stuff.
06-16-2011 02:28:35 | More by woosterbill
United Kingdom (England)
3.83/5 rDev -0.8%
Coming in a 500ml slim brown bottle, not bottle-conditioned; BB 16/04/2014, served cool in a straight imperial pint glass. Notes: the back label describes this beer as “A dry-hopped version of one of the original, new-style, pale ales to be brewed in the UK… [showcasing] the floral and citrus fruit aromas of the cascade hop (grown in the Yakima Valley in Washington State, USA) projected against a back drop of soft Yorkshire water and Golden Promise pale malt”.
A: dark golden in colour, coming with very restrained carbonation and a dissipating off-white beer head.
S: the sweet floral & acidic citric aroma comes on a par with quality, “clean” pale malts with a touch of corns, as faint salty mineral-ish notes stays consistently on the fringe.
T: effervescent, clean, the foretaste is immediately juicy-hoppy yet underlined by a very clean and lovely pale malt body; the zingy bitterness soon reveals in a rather “evolving”, than crude and harsh, manner, leaving floral undertones to linger in the finish, where the lightly salty-mineral-ish flavour mingles well with remnant flavours of semi-powdery grainy-malts.
M&O: clean on the palate, smoothly carbonated, medium-minus bodied, this flavoursome hoppy pale ale is far more like one’s CAMRA-defined Blond Ale than an American Pale Ale , probably to do with the lighter body endowed by the Golden Promise pale malts. Interestingly balanced, quaffable, a successful session ale all in all.
05-24-2013 21:48:22 | More by wl0307
Yankee from Rooster's Brewing Company Ltd.
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