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Brewed by Oakham
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Peterborough, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Cask; Occasional. Most recently Oakademy of Excellence beer, January 2010.
Golden amber in colour this strong ale has a powerful spicy hop character, bitter fruit notes with a hint of malt combine in a dry finish



3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2011
Cask, The Pub, Leicester, 20/05/11. Attractive orange gold, big bubbled off white collar. Still condition, oat and barrel softness, shampoo finish with some orange zest. Soft lemony hay and pine aroma. Some of that banana chip and tupperware staleness I keep banging on about. Lacks Oakham’s signature pith and chaff- maybe a little tired?

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RPillsbury (115) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2009
Cask at King Billy, Nottingham. Lovely aroma of mango, pine and flowers. The pine and mango stays in the flavour as well as hops and a full bitterness throughout. It gets better and better with each sip and the flavour lasts long after the pint is finished. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2008
Cask at the Flowerpot, Derby. This is a very well balanced beer. Rich and chewy, it has flavours of citrus, pine and a great balance of bitterness and sweetness. I shall look for this one again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GNome (41) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2008
Cask - Bodega, Newcastle. Great aroma and massive hop flavour, reminiscent of classic American IPAs. Beer in served in great condition, nice lacing down the pint glass

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2008
A Mes rate: cask at the Market Porter. Always a pleasing event to find an Oakham beer I’ve not had. This little beauty did not disappoint at all. Typically lovely clean gold Oakham looks with an excellent bright white head and glorious condition. Huge grassy and resinous hop snout with a perfect level of delicately sweet biscuit malt underneath. Christ this is good. Tastes like a US IPA. Loads of chewy resinous hoppage, slight ethanol and rubber from the booze and greenery combo and a stunning supporting role from some thick but never sticky malt. Bitter and dry in the finish. Just how I like it. Thank Oakham for high quality cask ale. It’s got the lot. Bags of flavour, more character than a multi-skilled impressionist, drinkability and brimming with sex appeal. Did I just say that? I should bloody coco! Lovely :)

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2008
Handpulled cask at the Crosse Keys(JDW), Monument, London during spoons autumn beer fest. I’d been looking forward to this one. A real hop beast expected and delivered. Amber, dark for an Oakham beer, with off-white head. Massive aroma of mixed hops. Glorious flavours of juicy malt and layers of resinous, citric hops. Heaven!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2007
Cask @ Market Porter, Borough. Pours a clear pale amber color with a small off-white head. Fruity malty and slightly hoppy aroma. Sweet malty with a slightly floral hoppy flavor. Long malty bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (14082) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2007
Cask at bow bar Edinburgh ... Crisp goden orange ... fruity hop nose ... a standard light fruity bitter ... little caramel ... some lemon and hop resisns.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2007
Counting house. As soon i saw this i knew i was in with a winner. Aroma is bursting with citrus grapefruity and mandarin zest, hints at pepperyness and biscuity malts. Taste is nearly an attack on the tougne to start with, zesty, bitter citrus goodness and a bit of pale malt character to help it along. There was small mhints of wetherspoons cellar in this, otherwise it would have got over a 4.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2007
Cask conditioned @ Giddy Bridge (JDW), Soton. Lots of zingy grapefruit and tropical stuff. Dry crisp malts and refreshingly bitter.


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