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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!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2010
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (10023) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10543) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leaparsons (7995) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2010
Cask, The Pub, Leicester. Golden with an off-white foam. Aromas are lots of grapefruit and kiwi with light biscuit malts. Floral and peppery with yeast. Flavours are bitter grapefruit with green piney notes. Some sweet biscuit malts on the base. Really fresh and fruity with a peppery, dry, bitter finish. Really good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sm89walt (1751) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2010
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (13288) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2010
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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
berkshirejohn (4405) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 30, 2011
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14513) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2012
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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (1930) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2010
Cask at the ’Grape and Grain’ beer festival, Crystal Palace. Gold pour with a white head. Citrus, pineapple and hop aromas. Nice citrus burst in the taste with a bit of caramel and herbs. Sharp hop finish. Refreshing.


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