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Brewed by Oakham
Style: English Strong Ale
Peterborough, England

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RATINGS: 79   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (2144) - 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 (2692) - 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 (17658) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2009
Cask, gravity, at St Neots BF ’09 (’Booze on the Ouse’). Gold. Aroma of Corona lemonade, but taste is thicker, oilier. Brimming with citrus. A little bitterness. Immensely, treacherously drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2009
Cask in the new crown. Alround rating: Aroma when fresh on it an excellent mix of citrusy pineapple goodness, sweet pale malts, small toffee appleness too as it has been on a day or two. Taste is similarly flavoured and excellently balanced for the %, massivly dangerously drinkable stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bobinlondon (1257) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2009
Handpulled cask at the New Crown (JDW) Southgate. Gold with a White head. Superbly balanced barley wine/strong ale. Juicey malt characture peppered with plenty of citrus fruity hops which dominate in the finish. Another winner from Oakham.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4296) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2009
Cask@1st Newark Winter Beer Festival, 2009. Golden/amber coloured beer with a fruity and vinous aroma and flavour. Overall an average beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUL 29, 2008
Gravity, ’08 Merton Summer Festival. Ultra pale gold, soapy white head. Bright flowery nose with blackberries. Caramel sweetness tangled up with dried flowers, hint of mineral oil. Very light body. Fresh and good, but doesn’t make all that much use of it’s strength. For the level of interest here, why not drink the 4% bitter it tastes like?


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