hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Leighton (14821) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
imdownthepub (11709) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
berkshirejohn (5301) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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