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Brewed by Oakham
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Peterborough, England

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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A strong premium beer of structured quality dominated by elaborate fruity hop notes, with a grainy background and dry finish.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, - NOV 16, 2013
Nice soft taste, aroma and carbonation. Maybe slightly under powered? Some slight peach, a half point between an ipa and a bitter, decent


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ALLOVATE (2281) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 14, 2014
Pale gold with good clarity and fine, streaming carbonation. Fluffy, loose white crown does its best to hold on. Aroma is dominated by ripe navel orange and sticky marmalade. A complete backflip as the palate is dominated by notes of blackbutt honey and lemon balm. Dry finish, mildly bitter, earthy and floral. Tangy, drawing back-end. Foamy in mouthfeel and light to medium-light in body. Sessionable but not overly demanding. Streamlined and straight-forward quaffer! (50cL, BB 13/06/14, Dan Murphy’s Balcatta)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danlo (902) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2014
500ml bottle from B&M Bargains Stockton. Clear deep golden colour, foam white head and aroma of caramel and fruity citrus hop. Taste is biscuity malt & grain with a lemon citrusy hop bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel, light bodied, soft to medium carbonation, dry lingering grapefruit bitter finish. Quite drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle - Pale yellowy gold in colour. Very Hoppy; grassy and oily hops. Very Fruity; tangy bitter grapefruit citrus, lemon. Malt backbone; grainy malts, caramel. Although citrus hop dominated there is a good underlying hop/fruit/malt balance. Bitter hoppy citrus fruity throughout. Dry citrus hoppy finish. Very drinkable. Lovely Beer!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (2010) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 22, 2014
500ml bottle. Hazy light brown color. Small size, white head, stays. Pine, hops, mild plastic in aroma. Mild sweetness, hops, bit grainy, pine, fruity, dry taste. Not aggressive and very pleasant balanced bitterness. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (8603) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 12, 2014
500ml bottle (Drink Shop, Tallinn)
Super fruity light uplifting zesty aroma. Tropical fruits and citrus, and just some sweetness and tartness of small white grapes. Rather pale, hint of a haze, small frothy head. Simple palate, not too thin, but not full either, pleasant carbnation. More grains in the taste, or less sweetness to them, than your usual golden ale. Tons of grapefruity bitterness, some zingier spicy aspects too. Saying maybe Simcoe and Cascade at the moment. Attenuation perfect, lovely and dry. As you swallow the light grains waft up your nose with a lovely sweet fresh breadiness, and then the bittering of the hops kicks in, a lovely little bite, a touch metallic with the tingle, keeps it crisp in the mouth, and your mouth wanting more. Such an easy drinker, a great pale-coloured bitter, pale ale at its best. I mean IPA. I mean session IPA. I mean WTFPA?!?!!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
elbernays (314) - IRELAND - FEB 8, 2014
Pours hazy gold with white head that creates nice lacing. Aroma is mild hops, grapefruit, with toffee caramel in the background. Flavour is sweet with a big bitter hit on way out. Nice session beer but underwhelming.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3065) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 2, 2014
White block head frothy medium carbonation pale gold pour aromas grain fruit hops floral hint sweet malt the flavours a medium bitter citrus rind some grapefruit grain malt lemon sweet wheat taste tropical fruit stone fruit more like it resin note sharp complex tastes the finish good tasting ale sharp hop and bitter flavours the best along with the grain backing good golden ale

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KeefOz (763) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2014
BB 13 Jun 2014. Poured a clear pale golden colour with a 5mm white frothy head that diminished quickly and laced poorly. Carbonation low with small to large bubbles. Aroma subtly of sweet citrus and an absence of hops. Taste subtly sweet malt followed by mild hops bitterness. Light body. Clean and crisp with a dry and mildly bitter finish. Not what I expected from the description on the bottle - bit like a pale ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ComradeK (922) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JAN 21, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours a clear pale gold, with a moderate white head, which lasts well and leaves reasoable lacing. Woody pine and spicy, pilsener-like hops, mild caramel and white bread malt make up the aroma. Spicy and fruity hops up front give way to caramel malt and butterscotch in the mid-palate. Dry, spicy hops finish it off. This is surprisingly malty for a beer of this style, and fairly complex too. Quite enjoyable.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Niksko (268) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2013
500ml bottle.
Pours a clear light golden with a finger of very fine white head.
Nose has some grapefruit and lemon blossom, along with some light toffee.
Flavour is fairly light, with some citrus flavours, toffee, a bit of tropical fruit and a light piney bitterness on the finish.
The body is on the lighter side of medium.
Not bad. Nothing outstanding, but easy drinking and fairly flavoursome.


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