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Brewed by Oakham
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Peterborough, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - September & October. Originally brewed as a Special for Peterborough beer festival 2009.
Pharaoh’s Gold in colour with an aroma rich with kiwi fruit. A powerful taste of lime zest and citrus flavours yield to a hop resin background, before you pay homage to a long, bitter finish that’s drier than a camel’s toe!


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2010
Cask, gravity, at Bedford Beer Festival ’10. Gold with a white head. Coming to the bottom of the cask by all accounts. Gentle citric hop aroma with a hint of oats. Sharp, soapy citric hops in the taste. Despite Bedford’s much-lauded ’power cooled’ jackets, I thought this was a bit warm.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10773) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2010
Cask at The Rake, London. Pours a hazy yellow-gold with a strong, white head. Hoppy aroma with grass and zesty citrus. Lightly sweet with tons of bitterness in the form of grapefruit and pine, mostly. Light to medium in body with average carbonation. Finishes very dry and hoppy with subtle malts. Great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (10141) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2010
Cask conditioned at The Wagon & Horses, Halesowen, W.Mids. Gold with white head. Particularly dry beer with terrific hoppy dry notes. Lots of grapefruit and resinous bitterness. Another cracker from Oakham.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
berkshirejohn (4465) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2009
Cask at the Kingston Arms, Cambridge. AMber with a dense white head; aroma of orange and peach; sweet and fruity flavour with more peach and orange, then a clean grapefruit bitterness to finish with a touch of lemon. Excellent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2009
Cask at peterborough beer fest 2009. Alround rating: Pale and light toffee malts, grassy with a bit of lime off the hop, lasting bitterness. Decent show.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8664) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2010 Cask conditioned Handpump Peterborough BF. A golden coloured beer with a whitish head. The aroma is nice and hoppy with lemony notes and a bit of soap. Tastes quite big with good citriicty from the hops, and again a little soap. Perhaps over malty which I never thought I would accuse an Oakham beer of being, but it’s tasty enough. Score 3.4
Subsequent rating scored 3.7. Average becomes 3.5


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