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Brewed by Oakham
Style: English Strong Ale
Peterborough, England

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RATINGS: 75   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bman1986 (173) - Broadstairs, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2009
Cask at The Butchers Arms, Herne:An odd beer this one. A barley wine aroma to it, yet very pale and more like a strong golden ale in flavour. Rich, fruity and quite syrupy.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dynamiteninja (1490) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2010
Cask. Thin white head, clear gold body. Hops, decent malt,alcohol. Sweet, with bitter notes. Dry finish, warming.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (2700) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2011
Cask at the Waggon and Horses, Halesowen. Pours gold with a small head. Aroma is piney hops and alcohol. Taste starts with sticky pine needles. Piney hops and orange in the medium bitter finish. Full and sticky in the mouth.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MikeFallopian (10) - - AUG 26, 2014
Gravity at Swansea Bay Beer Festival, late August 2014. Boozy, viscous, summer fruits with a sweet finish. I always enjoy this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (3782) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7134) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2008
Cask, Charters, Peterborough (7.5%). Same pale shining clarity and frothy m/f as the Inferno somehow. Persistent and lacy. Drinks silkily like a Belgian. Nose of heady apple, citrus, custardy apple sauce sweetness. Nice. Lethally smooth concoction of lemony hop and creamy malt, with only a gnaw of almond hinting at the ABV. Still the signature crisp hopping shines through. One of the few genuinely nice cask English beers at this strength I’ve encountered.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2438) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (4544) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2010
(Cask at Gallows Real Ale Fest ’10) Poured pale golden without a head. Aroma contained hops, fruitiness and alcohol. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were malts, hops, fruitiness, citricness and bitterness. Aftertaste was fruity and bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (6676) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2010
Cask at The Gallows Bird XIII Real Ale Festival, Espoo, Finland.
Slightly hazy golden colour with no head. Dry fruity hoppy aroma with hints of alcohol. Bitter dry mildly fruity hoppy flavour.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (9281) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 24, 2010
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Real Ale Festival 2010)
6 touch of butter but otherwise rich.
4 deep gold, flat
7 simple sweet malty palate
4 low carbonation, supersoft palate, a touch sweet and sticky, but lovely. Without the sweetness this would be 5
15 fuck me 7.5 percent. No way.


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