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Brewed by Oakham
Style: English Strong Ale
Peterborough, England

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RATINGS: 74   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (1941) - 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.

3.7
   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 (11025) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (646) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, 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!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Otterdance (164) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2014
Trafford Arms. Golden colour, cloudy with a thin white head. Fruits, vanilla and stuff. Had a sort of oily feel to it which enhanced the lovely light feel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
What in the name of high school football is this doing at 7.5%? No fucking way. Pint in The Magnet, Stockport. Aroma of pineapple, grapefruit, yeast, some correction fluid or glue. Flavour is sweet, grapefruit, elderflower, pineapple, hoppy, you do get a little strength but no way that high. I’m genuinely shocked and I don’t get shocked that often. WOW a blue car!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (7961) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2003
Light gold in colour, this doesn't look dangerous. Aromas are sweet grain and alcohol vapours. Flavours are JHB on steroids. Grapefruit and grain. Grrrr.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2004 Cask@Bedford BF. Nose is quite aromatic with fresh tropical, lightly piney hops (some alcohol aswell). Palate starts off with fresh, with some kiwi fruit, finishing with some appley alcohol, well balanced, with a medium bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2009
Cask handpump at GBBF 2009. Golden-straw colour. Short head. Very fruity citrus scent. Quite thick and sweet. Very perfumed. Like liquid Turkish Delight. Slightly sticky. Wow.

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.


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