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Brewed by Oakham
Style: English Strong Ale
Peterborough, England

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (9220) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2013
Cask at the St Albans beer festival 2013. Neutral aroma. Golden colour white head. Neutral aroma. Full body. Some caramel but the clean malt.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2009
Cask Handpump at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 05/08/2009 Big hoppy pine aroma. Clear golden coloured very hoppy fruity and pale. A little creamy on the palate with a crisp and slightly dry bitter malt finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2013 Cask conditioned - Gravity Dispense - Bedford Beer Festival. Bit of malt and sticky hops in the aroma of this golden coloured beer. The taste is thick, malty and bready. Didn’t get so much hop as in the aroma. Doesn’t taste 8%. Score 3.3
Subsequent rating scored 3.4 Score unaltered

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (8678) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
Cask @ Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. Golden-yellow with a thin head. Has a heavy smooth texture and a high sweet fruit aroma with tropical fruits dominant for its taste.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
laiti (8069) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
Cask @ Olutexpo 2013<bt /> Aroma has caramel, sweet fruity notes and hints of biscuits. Flavour is harsh in a bitter way. It has some fruit candy, gooseberry bush notes, bitter herbs and hints of caramel. Odd.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2008
Cask, Charters, Peterborough (7.5%). Same pale shining clarity and frothy m/f as the Inferno somehow. Persistent and lacy. Drinks silkily like a Belgian. Nose of heady apple, citrus, custardy apple sauce sweetness. Nice. Lethally smooth concoction of lemony hop and creamy malt, with only a gnaw of almond hinting at the ABV. Still the signature crisp hopping shines through. One of the few genuinely nice cask English beers at this strength I’ve encountered.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7925) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2012
Cask-conditioned at the Cambridgeshire & Lincolnshire Beeriodical, at the Seven Stars, Bristol, August 2012. Deep gold with a slight white head. Sweet, caramel and tropical fruit aroma with a touch of floral hop and warming alcohol. Flavour was also sweet and fruity, with a full mouth feel and alcohol heavy finish. Good, but a half pint was sufficient.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (7770) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 5, 2013
Cambridge Blue Summer Beer Festival 2013, Cambridge

Cask. Golden color with medium creamy white head. Aroma of perfumed malt, citrus, pears, mango. Taste, sweet perfumed malt, citrus fruits, honey, piney hops. Long bitter sweet finish. Tasty. So far the best beer from event.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (7689) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 1, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2013 Cask @ OlutExpo 2013, Helsinki. Rated on 19.10.2013. Pours a cloudy golden colour with a small white head. Aroma of grains, apricot, grass and alcohol. Flavour of grainy malts, grass, grains, citrus, bread and some tartness. Light bodied, soft carbonation and a citrusy tart finish. Weird.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (7669) - 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.


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