Theydon_Bois (15978) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Rail Ale ’16, 20/05/16.
Clear golden blonde with a decent off white head.
Nose is bitter orange, straw, bread, spice, pale malts.
Taste comprises soft bread, orange peel, light spice, straw, lemon rind.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close peppered with earthy hop bitterness.
Decent ... rather hoppy for an ESB !
RichTheVillan (5985) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Chesterfield Rail Ale Jolly with RB crew; clear yellow pour with a frothy white head, biscuit malt aroma and red fruits, taste has robust malts, and a hint of fruity English hop action.
jjsint (2043) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Handpull cask from the Regal (JDW), Cambridge. Mid-gold with a loose and clingy white head. Grapefruit and pithy lemon aroma with a hint of washing up liquid. Bitter taste with a soapy astringency in the finish. A trifle messier than Oakham’s average golden, and part of me wonders why 87% of Oakham beers are of a similar style. But taken on its own merit this is worth drinking.
BeerViking (3846) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask/gravity at the 2016 Kingston beer festival. Pale gold with a fluffy coarse head, good condition, tropical fruit and lemon zest nose, fruity and lightly malty-sweet with an almost acrid bitterness overlaid. Very nice.
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11th September 2009
Cask at Chapel Beer Festival. Very slight haze on this pale gold beer. Light crisp palate. Smooth and juicy hops. Sweetish pineapple, grapefruit and other yellow fruits. More sweet than bitter until the aftertaste when it turns pretty bitter. Fresh and tasty!
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Rake, 21st Sept 2010. Golden straw colour with not much head. Dry, quite light aroma. Intense grassy hops in the mouth with lemon and ganja hints. Very dry lemony finish. Not too heavy, very drinkable.
harrisoni (16708) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at St Albans BF 2010. Been waiting ages to try this. Pale gold. Twards the end of the barrel. Quite ascetic hop aroma but just right side of sharp. Yes not a lot of condition, makes a difference. Bu the hops are indestructable. Hoppy, sharp and palate dancing. Hoppy as hell. Lovely sharp and bitter beer.
Garrat (1323) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
HP-The Beerhouse,BSE,golden with no head,aroma of strong grapefruit,and fruit cocktail,taste of grapefruit,hops pine,lemon.
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The Pub, Leicester. Brilliant gold, uneven white top. A beer in rare condition. Stewed green mango, lemon zest, pissy toilet rug aroma of huge beauty. Still, creamy, shot through with soft tropical pink/green fruit-aromatised cream, harshened with grapefruit and nut husk. More bollocks and balance than Mikkeller’s single hop IPAs. Honeyed white toast and cashew. Getting very close to total beer.
sm89walt (1905) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (gravity) - Norwich Beer Festival 2010. Poured with a medium sized & lasting fluffy white head. A nice & bright golden yellow body. The aroma is fantastic, loaded with grapefruit, lemon sherbet & peach with an underlying creamy strawberry cheesecake quality about it. Lemon zest & a brilliant though subtle pale malt sweetness leads to a piney, grapefruity finish. So crisp & hoppy, light bodied & superbly quaffable. Finishes slightly dry with a great length to the end. Really fantastic, I’m still waiting for Oakham to put a foot wrong.