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


on tap

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Seasonal - usually Spring but may appear at other times (May & June in 2010).
Premium amber bitter with insane hop aroma and character, grapefruit and berries to taste before you’re certified to a bitter end

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (6574) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2016
Cask gravity dispense at Craft 100, as ’Oakham Asylum’. Amber orange, hazy, clear, no head. Aroma is spicy popcorn, biscuits, tangerine. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is grapefruit, lemon, lime, grassy, sugary malt, astringent finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18700) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2016
Cask at Craft 100 - fall 2016. Pours clear gold with a bubbly head. The nose holds pale, grainy malts, faint leaves, light aged orange rind. Light sweet flavour with moderate grassy bitterness, more citrus rind, dried pale malts. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Finishes with more grassy hops, pale malts, hay. Enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erzengel (7889) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - SEP 17, 2016
Cask in London. Intense hoppy floral beginning. Rich, round, refreshing with lots of floral hops. Citrus, pine, moderate bitter aftertaste. Fascinating deep and floral.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (2377) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2016
Handpull cask at the Wellington Arms, Bedford. Golden brown, clear with a thin almost-white head on top. Pithy grapefruit aroma with some floral notes and biscuit malt. Ambrosial taste. Sweet without being sickly, and just held back by the bittering hop. Soft waves of citrus wash over the tongue to the balances, grapefruit-laden finish. Medium body, smooth texture. An absolute gem of a beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogen (47) - ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2015
Draught at Holy in Stoke. Well put together, another good beer from Oakham. Citrussy and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (1895) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2015
Cask at The Hop Inn, Newcastle-Under-Lyme. A clear golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma of biscuity malt, some caramel, grapefruit, peach, slight orange, maybe melon and subtle floral hops. Taste of peach, grapefruit, some orange, slight biscuit, fruity malt and subtle floral hops. Medium bodied and an oily texture. A dry, citrus hop bitterness in the finish. A really well balanced pale ale, lots of hop bitterness and biscuity, caramelly malt in the background. Oakham don’t disappoint, I like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (3284) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2015
Gravity at the Nottingham Robin Hood Beer Festival. Golden with a thin layer of off white suds. Mild tropical aroma. The taste is bitter with nice grapefruit notes and underlying caramel. Crisp and refreshing. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnggg (43) - middx, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2015
cask at Oaka Pours light amber.hoppy malty citrus very balanced and sessionable beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (9674) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2015
Cask handpump at The Oakham Brewery Tap, Peterborough, Friday 9th January 2015 on Whittlesey Straw Bear weekend (we stopped at Peterborough Central Travelodge) Pours warm gold, superb clarity, wow this looks and tastes bloody excellent, to complete the picture there is a slim white head atop. Initially I get soapy hops bit indistinct but after a while a real fruitiness and a lingering bitter bite. This is just marvellous, its superbly fresh as you would expect at The Brewery Tap. I am getting big hoppy burps, which make me smile, this is absolutely excellent. A8 A5 T8 P4 Ov16 4.1

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (17228) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2015
Gravity dispense at Pigs Ear ’14, day 1, 02/12/14. Golden amber with a decent off white covering. Nose is citric pith, floral notes, caramel, bitter orange. Taste comprises earthy hops, bitter orange, citric pith, light floral, melon. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close. Decent hoppy number.

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