BlackHaddock (4124) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hand pulled pint poured into a UK sleeve on 20 Aug 2011 in the ’Wrekin Inn’ Wellington, Shropshire.
Pours a pale yellow with a small to no white head.
The smell is all citrusy hops with grapefruit coming through in my nose.
The taste is a crisp grapefruit induced hoppy flavour with very little maltiness to be found, some yeasty hints around in the aftertaste.
I’ll not pretend Oakham are a favourite brewery of mine, or that I like hoppy brews compared to maltier ones, but this is a good beer and is scored accordingly.
tombyars (1411) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted this in The Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in June 2007. Cask, handpump dispense. Pale straw yellow in colour with a thin white head. Strong citric notes of lemon peel in the long aroma. Thin resiny mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt base gives a strong flavour of citrus fruit with lemon, lime and tart gooseberry. Astringent hop resins impart a very dry lemon note with a hint of coriander and nutmeg. Finish is rather dry with pithy citric fruit sucking up all moisture in the mouth. An ok session Golden Ale but maybe too dry for some.
sm89walt (1780) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask - The Whalebone, Norwich. Pours a clear, bright golden colour with a one finger frothy & lasting white head. Rounded & firm citrus profile, all tangerine, peach & lemon. Some woody, nuttiness on the mid palate. Not quite a JHB on ’roids, but it’s a fuller bodied, though still lightish, juicy & quaffable approach. Soft mouthfeel and a nice finishing bitterness. Ever so drinkable and ever relaiable when a new scoop evades.
undercurrent25 (1479) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Middlewich Beer Festival 29/10/2011 Very pale and floral, heavy citrus taste particularily lemon
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Previously lost notes from GBBF 2006. Cloudy yellow. A hoppy almost perfumed pale bitter. Sweet finish. Very nice.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at Cloisters. Love this brewery but the retired Nelson Sauvin single hop and the Citra are my favourites. Great to see it on in Bonnie Scotland though! A blonde ale with a fair white head. Aroma of grassy hops, yeast and barley. Flavours of passion fruit, grassy notes with barley again and a little caramel. Light bitterness and a dry finish. Highly sessionable.
esox (1111) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy yellow colour, minimal white head. Intense, hoppy nose with juicy citrus fruits, a hint of passion fruit and light herbal touch. Bitter taste, balancing pale caramel malts. Almost too sweet. Bitter aftertaste with some herbs and light breadiness. Medium body, oily and low carbonated palate.
niquillis (1189) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2013 On cask at The Wharf Inn, Welford, Northants. A great golden coloured summer drink with strong citrus taste. Very smooth and an excellent beer for it’s style. --- 08/05/13 - cask at The Holy Inadequate, Etruria. Not as outstanding as before, however, this may because there is so much good stuff around at the moment.
lusikka (6525) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle @ Pub Kultainen Apina, Tampere.
Pours a clear yellow colour without a head. Aroma of very strong citrus and orange peel with grass. Flavour of bitter hops, grass, citrus and some sourness. Medium bodied with a slick mouthfeel and a dry, citrusy bitter, finish. Yet another pleasant golden ale from Oakham.
JohnRMurdoch (3404) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Golden colour, minimal head. Aroma of rubber & glue. Cereal resin flavour, bitter aftertaste. Not bad.