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Brewed by Oakham
Style: English Strong Ale
Peterborough, England

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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Cask: Occasional. Has also been brewed at 7% and 8%
Fruit notes and elder flower on aroma. Taste of ripe red berries and citrus fruit, with a long, bitter, fruity finish.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JohnRMurdoch (3688) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2015
Cask @ The Edward Wyllie JDW. Pale golden yellow, not much head. Very mild fruity aroma. strong elderflower & alcohol flavour. Perfumey alcohol aftertaste. Not my sort of beer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnggg (31) - middx, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2015
Cask at Oaka,pours light amber with good head.good use of malt and hops.alcohol dominated the aftertaste a bit too much. decent

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (5889) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 6, 2015
Cask at the hanging bat. Pours clear pale golden, nose is floral, toffee, taste is sweet, grassy, thin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (5784) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2015
Cask at the hanging bat. Pours clear gold, thin white head. Aromas of marzipan and dried fruit, light booze heat. Taste is more dried mixed peel, booze, marzipan. Sweet finish, oily texture.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1246) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2014
On tap at the Nags Head in Reading. Lightly hazy yellow-orange with a fair head. Very dry flavour with an element I hestitate to say of special brew, but also with a lime hop note to it. A touch medicinal! Tastes reasonable all told. Solid rather than must have.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5619) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 29, 2014
Cask stillage at the Birmingham CAMRA festival 2014. Poured a crystal clear medium amber with a thin white head. The aroma is zesty citrus. The flavour is moderate bitter with a big fruity zesty citrus, light creamy hop bitter palate. Medium to light bodied with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (4190) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2014
Cask at Birmingham Beer Festival; clear golden amber pour with a frothy white head, citrus aroma, taste is bitter with some citrus fruit.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (4738) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2014
Hand-pulled half-pint in The Pheasant, Wellington Shropshire on 25th Sep 2014. Pale golden body with a white crown. Fairly sweet yet citrusy feel to both the aroma and taste. Lemon and pineapple flavours combine and contradict each other while the alcohol hides in the background.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MikeFallopian (10) - - AUG 26, 2014
Gravity at Swansea Bay Beer Festival, late August 2014. Boozy, viscous, summer fruits with a sweet finish. I always enjoy this one.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
What in the name of high school football is this doing at 7.5%? No fucking way. Pint in The Magnet, Stockport. Aroma of pineapple, grapefruit, yeast, some correction fluid or glue. Flavour is sweet, grapefruit, elderflower, pineapple, hoppy, you do get a little strength but no way that high. Iím genuinely shocked and I donít get shocked that often. WOW a blue car!


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