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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tiong (4565) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
Cask @ OlutExpo 2013

Pours yellow with a small head. Aroma of citrusy fruity notes, malts and spices. Taste is smooth, malty and fruity with notes of spices and citrus. Finish is smooth and sticky with some spices. A bit unbalanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4388) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (4163) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (4061) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2005
Hand pulled at the Bartons Arms, Birmingham. Golden beer, with a very loose froth head. Looked and smelt like a Golden. In fact, it tasted much like a Golden too, but a good one, with a nettley, crushing bitterness to finish. Never clocked this as a Barley, never even clocked it as being 7.5%. Enjoyed it though - cut through the spiciness of my accompanying Thai meal a treat.

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.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JohnRMurdoch (3673) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (3457) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2014
Cask by hand-pump at State Bar, Glasgow - clear golden amber, thin creamy off-white head, fruity aroma with a hint of elderflower, excellent film of thin lacing, very sweet, fruity, tropical fruits, oily texture, noticeable alcohol presence

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jookos (3224) - FINLAND - OCT 18, 2013
Cask@oe13. Yellow hazy. Estery nose. Some ripe banana, some yeast. Full bdied, slight oily. Doesn’t really feel that boozy, but does feel like getting it boozy was more important than flavour here. Like kilju with some finesse.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2012
On cask at the 2012 NWAF, Manchester. Pours a blonde colour with a thin white head. Aroma of alcohol, caramel, oak, candy sugar and grassy hops. Similar flavours with candy sugar and alcohol both quite prominent. Just a little sweet. Mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. OK.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2988) - 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.


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