With The Grain: Rooster Red Lager / The Imperial Rooster

roosterredBank Beer Company’s Rooster Red Lager is crafted with the finest ingredients. Using North Dakota Barley, Carpils and 2 Row Carmel Malt and finished with flecks of wheat give Rooster lager full body, a hint of nuttiness, and great amber color that leaves a crisp refreshing taste. The pleasant maltiness is balanced by the subtle sweetness and mild bitterness. The mild hoppy flavor is supplied by the light fruity fuggles hops and finished with tettnang hops that give it a smooth finish with a touch of spice. It is a great beer that is refreshing and solid in craftsmanship. Rooster lager pours out a very hazy amber/orange/bronzeish color with a thin wispy head leaving little lace. Lots of caramel, toffee and cocoa in the nose…smells inviting. The taste is crisp and semi-sweet conglomeration of caramel malts with a wheaty citric twist. sort of fruity and with more toffee and choco notes all riding a crisp, if not delicate, mouthfeel.

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Members: Cootie LeRoux, Nat King Kong, Tennessee Skilly McGee, Khorn Syrup, Lulu Lotus Cornblossom, Dusty Vinyl

Hailing from Santa Fe, The Imperial Rooster is one of the most unique bands you’ll ever hear; they’re rough, raw and march to their own drum, whimsical but poignant lyrics and a style all their own, part traveling minstrel show, part vaudevillian and part anarchistic tent revival, they are porch pontificators spreading the message of what they call gonzo roots to all who with listen and you should listen. Prolific musicians they have put out six releases since 2010 each one a raucous rowdy reverie. As the say in their anthem, ‘Anything Goes At A Rooster Show”

Cluckaphony released 29 March 2013
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Bill “The Hitman” Palmer at Frogville Studios, Santa Fe, NM
Cover artwork by Tennessee Skilly McGee

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