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Brewed by Oakham
Style: English Strong Ale
Peterborough, England

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RATINGS: 84   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.


3.5
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (2855) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ober (2813) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
planky84 (2744) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2012
Cask at the NWAF, Manchester, 2012. Bright yellow/gold pour with a white head. Syrupy nose, pear drops and mango in the aroma. Honey and mango flavour with a spicy, grassy feel. Throat warmer. Long fruit filled finish. Very nice indeed.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brandman (2660) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2010
Golden body, white head. Malty aroma with fruits and peaches. Crisp flavour, some apple and citrus. Very bitter, nice malty backbone. Warming alcohol, but not in a bad way.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2561) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2013
Cask at St Albans Beer Festival 2013. Poured a clear light golden colour with a thin white head. Fruity hop aroma with pears, peach and maple syrup. Malty flavours at the fore with caramel and mango followed grassy hops. Palate is lingering tropical fruit, sponge cake and hop resin.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2421) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - OCT 19, 2004
Cask - gravity (Huddersfield BF 2004): Clear yellowy (unsuspecting) appearance. Strong fruity malt aroma, alcohol evident. Sweet fruity malt palate, thickish, apple, grape, decent bite in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (2127) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2013
Cask @ St Albans Beer Festival, 2013. Bright deep golden yellow. Classic IPA aroma, with fruity bitter hop invading the nose. Sweeter than I expected but none the worse for it. Sneaky little bitter finish. Buttery creamy mouthfeel. Brilliant beer but it drinks like a session bitter!


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