Snegurochka (389) - Tromsř, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Half pint @Castle Hotel, 04.Jul.2012
Clear hay coloured body, small dense head that diminishes and leaves a tiny layer. Hops, tangerines, flowers and fruit. Hint of coriander (?) in aroma, fresh oranges, snap peas, green grass and grain. Dry finish. Yummy!
JamesBirch (25) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask- Blacksmiths Arms (St Albans) - yellow pour ( looks like Coors Light) tastes much better. Lemon zest beginning, strawberry mash mellow mouth feel, very sweet finish. Great for a warm sunny afternoon.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPad
beervikingcrew (42) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
No sorry this one is just a bit bland for our taste. Usually Oakham does better. Too much of the rat piss finish and not enough hop aroma. -- raided in the wild, via Beer Buddy app
deanso (6606) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Handpump Barton arms, Birmingham.
Decent white head. Golden blond pour. Nice bitterness
BlackHaddock (4924) - 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 (1486) - 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 (1816) - 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 (1584) - 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.