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Brewed by Oakham
Style: English Strong Ale
Peterborough, England

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RATINGS: 75   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 09, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.
Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, moderate to light heavy hoppy, flowers, grass, citrus, orange. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090805]

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (20322) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16691) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2012
7th August 2009
GBBF. Cask. Clear gold beer. Softish palate, slightly dry and a little silky. Light hop but full on flavour. Mild grassy grapefruit. Some mandarin orange and a little pineapple. Mild minerals. Not much malt character. Quite a warming finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2009
Cask at GBBF 2009 ... Golden yellow ... big pine zezty lemon hop... sweet pine lots of hops ... juicy resins ... delightfull... all a cask ale should be

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (13711) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2005
Cask at Oakham Brewery Tap, Peterborough. Does not taste as strong as it is. I had it with a Thai meal and did not realise its strength until I was trying to diffuse the hot chilli sauce, by swigging this like JHB. Found out half way through the meal that I was a bit wobbly. Got the usual Oakham citric hop flavours but a bit more metallic

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (12547) - 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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2009
Yellow with a small white head. Aroma is sweet honey, tropical flowers and tangerine. Sweet and floral flavour with some alcohol and hops in the finish. Delicious

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10969) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
Gravity cask at The Old Fountain Beer Festival, October 2012. Pours perfectly clear yellow with a tight, creamy white head. Boozy aroma with tangy citrus notes. Medium to big sweet flavors, plenty of boozy citrus fruits, some heavy dough. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming to finish with more alcohol-soaked fruits, jammy citrus, orange, light leaves, some sugars. Not a subtle tipple, but still decent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (10220) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2008
Cask conditioned at Merton Summer B.F ’08. Bright gold with white head. Full on crisp hoppy beer, heady alcohol with a grapefruity, lemon hop character and a skinny apple note in the malty body. Good and dry with a nice tartness. A big beer, well done.


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