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Brewed by Oakham
Style: English Strong Ale
Peterborough, England

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - AUG 30, 2009
Cask at GBBF 2009: good balance between malt and hops, alcohol is pretty well hidden, malt, banana, bubblegum, and limonchelo, nice.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2009
Cask@GBBF2009. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is hops, earth, mild alcohol and also a bit spicy. Flavour is quite much the same. Fruity and spicy aftertaste along with a slight alcoholic burn.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 12, 2009
Cask at GBBF ’09, golden with no head. A warming aroma with spicy malt. Malty and spicy palate, very warming on the swallow.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ober (2807) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2009
Cask @ GBBF 2009. A clear yellow/golden colored beer, with a small white head. The aroma of malts and fruits like citrus. A little alcohol. The taste of fruits, with bitter and a little sweet. There are some spices. The aftertaste is bittersweet.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (12333) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2009
Cask@GBBF 2009. Yellow color, small white head. Crisp lemony aroma, very citrus fruity. Medium-bodied. Sweet fruity, lime, fruit sugar. A bit sticky. Slightly hard to rate. Lemon bomb.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (1925) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2009
Cask at GBBF 2009. Golden coloured pour with a small head. Nice fruity, hoppy aroma. Malty, hoppy, fruity taste. Oakham leads the way in the UK.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2009
Cask handpump at GBBF 2009. Golden-straw colour. Short head. Very fruity citrus scent. Quite thick and sweet. Very perfumed. Like liquid Turkish Delight. Slightly sticky. Wow.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2293) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2009
Cask/gravity at GBBF 2009. Pours a rich gold with good condition but almost no head. Honey, orange and apricots on the nose, a big fruity and sweetish warming body with a good sharp bitter tang and a citrus and peppery hops finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2009
Cask @ National Winter Ales Festival 2009, Manchester. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity and malty hoppy grapefruit aroma with hints of citrus. Fruity malty and hoppy grapefruit flavor. Has a warming fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Cask at the New Crown (JDW) in Southgate. Thanks Magicdave! Clear amber gold with a creamy white head. Sweet, obviously heavily alcoholic from the nose, but not harsh. Smooth, it coats the mouth but isn’t sticky. Lots of nice oak and vanilla flavours and subtle warmth.


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