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

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unknown

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common

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (7905) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (10571) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
batneil (403) - - DEC 30, 2014
Very easy drinking beer, without a strong flavour. Light golden colour. Frothy head.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
prawlie (1210) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2014
Guest pint of draught at the Nags Head in Reading. Tasty US style bitter, very smooth. Slides down pretty well, a tasty beer and would be good for a session, although its a little lacking in x-factor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (3279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 23, 2014
On cask at the Stockbridge Tap. Appearance - golden with a proportionate head. Nose - lemon and grapefruit with a gentle malty backdrop. Taste - tangy lemon and a hint of toffee and biscuits but just a hint. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - yep good though not sure it fits into ESB perfectly.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tselloufc88 (194) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2014
Pint at Merchants, Rugby. Strong aroma of grapefruit, tropical fruits. Taste is a lot of fruity hops, a bit of peach. Nicely bitter. Fruity aftertaste. I really like this. Superb.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (4810) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 6, 2014
Cask at the Stockbridge tap. Pours clear pale gold, thin white head. Light citrus and floral aromas. Taste is light bitter. Light body, thin finish, but a nice session beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15583) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2013
Cask at the malt and hops... Golden amber... Small white head... Soft dry toffee nose... Soft juicy bidy... Soft lemon... Light drying... But oddly juicy... Big orange front... Light body... Very drinkable

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McNeillR (1476) - SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2013
Unvibrant amber, soft bubble white head, coppery nose and compost esters. Not assume amount of hop in the nose, but the initial taste is a taster of bitter sturdy hops and pink grapefruit. Lightly cloying and a wee bit over bitter middle. Fairly easy supping and a neat, crisp hopped cymbal crash finish. Linger is very clean but a bit acrid. Decent but I doubt this has been vented terribly long.

Cask, Blackfriars, Glasgow

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wimpyjoe (4925) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
Cask @ Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. Clear gold with a thin head. Has a light tropical fruit aroma and taste.


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