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Oakham Delirium

Formerly brewed at Oakham
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Peterborough, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Cask; Status uncertain.
A new addition to their everyday stable of ales, Delirium uses a new single varietal hop, bred in Japan, grown in Oregon and called Sorachi Ace. The lemony citrus nature of this hop blends well with the rich malt in this red-colored ale culminating in a firm, bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2011
Cask@OíConnells, Tampere (backlog). Amber colour with mediumsized creamy off-white head. Aroma is fruity and floral hops and some caramel and honey as well. Flavour is grassy, fruity and floral hops along with mild wooden and nutty notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bman1986 (173) - Broadstairs, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2009
Cask at The Artillery Arms, Ramsgate: Red brown colour, quite hoppy and sweet. Pleasant malt background. Overall a good beer, but I found it mildly disappointing for an Oakham beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2009
Cask, Flowerpot, Derby. Fat, juicy, dark brown, spicy. Fun, fun, fun for Fifi.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2008
Cask RA. Dark brown colour. Some licorice in the taste. Round spongelike taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (14178) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 26, 2008
Cask at the Magnolia in S.F. Light caramel aroma. Dark amber color with a little white head. Smoth, near medium in body, andno real carbonation. Starts with very well balanced lightly roasted malt and floral/fruit bitter. Finishes pretty dry, yet mildly fruity with fruit/floral hop. Itís good to be in England (in S.F.).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (6538) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 26, 2008
(Cask at Gallows Bird on 2008-01-26) Taste is a bit sweet but roasted malts and fuity hops balance it quite nicely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastiefan2k (3597) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - APR 13, 2008
The color is a clear, dark brown. Aroma is fruity hops (not American), very strong, which creates a British hop juice sensation; very nice and original. Itís hoppy yet British. The taste is not as interesting, its a watery hop mess and the reduced carbonation just makes it seem bad. I would love to try this bottled and not on cask.
Cask @ Beer Table, British pint glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 11, 2008
Cask @ redlight redlight. Deep amber with a white head. On the nose, light citrisy hops with slight bready malts. Citrus hop bitterness leads, you can detect a subtle sweet malt backbone, and closes with a tangerine like hop finish. Very unique hoppiness, I hope to find Sorachi Ace hops in more of my beers. This was quite a good bitter, hope to have a shot at it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzzler67 (1670) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2008
Cask @ Maxís in Baltimore. Copper appearance with a large beige head and good lacing. Muted, mild floral and citrus aroma. Interesting taste; a bitter, hoppy start and finsh with toasted malts caught in the middle. The lemony characteristics of the specialty hop was more prevalent in the aftertaste. Medium bodied mouthfeel with a slightly metallic, lingering finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2008
Cask at Spuyten Duyvil. Hazy deep amber beer with a creamy white head. Aroma is soft and lightly earthy. A bit of orange marmalade, toast and sweetish UK malts. A bit of soft fruitiness in the nose as well. Very British with a soft saltiness to the malt character. It isnít really all that good. A bit of dustiness and a lightly cardboardy oxidized notes. Meh.

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