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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.


3.8
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brandman (2144) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
planky84 (2143) - , 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (2135) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2004
Cask Conditioned at the Bedford Beer Festival 2004 (Wednesday Session). Wow this was great. Somewhere of a cross between an English Strong, a Belgian Strong, and an IIPA. Very Pale Gold, Sweety/syrupy. American hops. Great.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 12, 2008
Half pint from the brewpub: poured orange yellow with a fizzy white head. Earthy hop aroma with light candyish notes. Mild earthiness in the flavor with some citrus and a bit of sourness. Doesn’t taste like 7.2%. Smooth bitter finish. Okay.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerCast_Rich (1894) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 10, 2013
[cask, Thomson’s Bar, Edinburgh ] Crystal clear golden amber pour, decent white head. Sweet oaked honey aroma. Big sweet sticky taste; honeysuckle, alcohol, creme caramel. This stands up to casking brilliantly [10062013 ]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sm89walt (1780) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2009
Cask - Dartford WMC. Pours dark yellow with a small white head. Quite thick and oily in the glass. Orange peel, piney hops and lemon on the nose. Strong grapefruit flavours, backed by resiny, lemon hops a rich caramel note and biscuity malts, also with a hint of its alcohol content. Smooth palate texture, low carbonation gives quite a crisp, refreshing mouthfeel despite the ABV with a final lingering bitterness.


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