The Etruscan (542) - Tuscany, ITALY - OCT 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
White creamy full lasting head. Golden colour. Aroma is malty, fruity with grapefruit, citrus, apple, papaya and light grainy notes. Flavor is malty too with grapefruit, not ripe apricot and light cereals tones, ending in a prolongued grapefruity finish. Light bodied.
Mr_Pink_152 (840) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from M&S. This is well worth a drink. Not tried it along side Oakham Citra or Citra special, so not sure how similar it is. Colour is golden with lacy white head. Aroma and taste have a big punch of grapefruit but this is well balanced. Well worth a try
DanielBrown (3848) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from M&S. I always love drinking Oakham Citra, especially when it is occasionally dressed in a different label and name. Lovely stuff.
Tselloufc88 (153) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I like this beer. It’s an easy to get beer, and the aroma of gooseberries and citrus are nice, the taste is pretty well balanced with lots of citrus going on, with a nice malt background. However, I have a slight bone to pick here - this used to come in a pint bottle - now it comes in a 500ml bottle and I honestly think the recipe is different, the ’new’ version is more like a lager, especially with the clearer appearance and still mittelfruh hop like notes. It’s slightly more bready too compared to the pint bottle version. If anyone disagrees then please let me know!
It’s still a great beer though and worth popping into a railway station M&S for.
uckelman (297) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear, pale yellow. Almost no head. Loads of grapefruit on the nose and in the flavor. Not a lot else happening, flavor-wise. Dry finish, light body.
sarauckelman (199) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear lemon, no head. Citrusy, hoppy aroma; bitter, hoppy flavor. Watery palatte. Very nice on a hot day.
Maakun (685) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden with small white head. Light malts, creamy, lots of aroma hop with lemon, grass and slight pine. Fresh with nice bitter finish. Medium to light bodied. Very nice.
spacecube (892) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
568ml bottle poured into a pint glass. Nice and clear and light beer with a small white lace. Aroma is full of citrus hop flavour, grapefruit, lychee, tangy and refreshing. Finish is very well balanced with a light crisp bitterness. Nothing too complex but excellent single hop beer, very good value too at 6 large bottles for a tenner.
downender (6379) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Broadmead, Bristol branch as part of a 6 UK beers for £10 deal, which proved to be excellent value. Golden in colour, with a decent, off-white head. Big, grapefruit and tangerine fruits, crisp malts, grassy hops and a dryish finish. Enjoyable.
davidtjm (457) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from M&S. Gold pour with minimal head, aroma is light citric. Taste is citrus, light tanginess, smooth body and a bitter finish. Solid APA, enjoyable