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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.


3.9
   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.

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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2008
A Mes rate: Gravicask at Fin’s excellent Merton Beer Festival.
Bright gold with a thin white head and good condition. The aroma is a fantastic blend of old school Tipex thinner, pear drops, massive fruity hops, plenty of sweet alcohol and yet a peppery dryness. Flavour is similar but just doesn’t quite sit right. Still good though and the alcohol is pretty wel hidden. Lots of pear in the finish with some eventual alcohol. Thick and juicy but not at all cloying. This split us all at the festival but I was one of those who really liked it.

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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerCast_Rich (1891) - 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 ]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (5070) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2555) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17520) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - AUG 30, 2009
Cask at GBBF 2009: good balance between malt and hops, alcohol is pretty well hidden, malt, banana, bubblegum, and limonchelo, nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11274) - 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


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