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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



2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
greenmanalishi (468) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2007
agree with some of the tasting notes here, but not the scores. another one that i tried in leicester, strong on hops, spicy, citric notes but the finish is decidedly bland.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2007
Cask@Pigs ear BF 06. A nice hoppy one. Lots of grapefruit and lychee flavours coming through. Finish is dry and bitter, and lasts. This beer is all about the hops, lots of juicy, fruity hop flavours. Like it a lot.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2007
Cask (handpull) Flowerpot, Derby. Lovely stuff, stacks of Oakham-ness to it, fat citrics, strong hops. A seam of spices in there too. Enough ABV to carry it off. Sumptuous.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2007
Cask (gravity dispense), Pigs Ear Beer Festival, London, December 2006. Golden colour, tending towards amber. Flowery aroma with a light, biscuity malt accent. Fruity on the palate with lashings of tangy hops. Orange and grapefruit to the fore. Perhaps not quite as intense on the palate as on the nose. Sharp, clean and crisp mouthfeel, but juicy too. Lasting, hoppy finish with lingering resinous bitterness and zingy otange zest. Has all the Oakham trademarks, and exceptionally well executed.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilkTork (5188) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2006
Pigs Ear. Fruity. orangey, tangy, slightly spicy aroma. Mildly tangy. Soft diactyl and white lilly. Very pleasant. Juicy. Citric. Lovely.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (13577) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2006
Cask gravity at Pig’s Ear. Amber colour with thin off white head. Nice American hop aroma, grapefruit. Bit of Turkish Delight fruit. I love it, but then again, I would as I love this brewery. Great tangy grapefruit hop finish. Best cask beer of the day for me and it was my first.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8640) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2006
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Pigs Ear BF. A golden coloured beer. The aroma is lovely and fruity hoppy. Oranges and pineapples seem to show themselves and it is extremely inviting. The taste is also sharp and citric. Great hops and great fruitiness. A lovely beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6065) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2006
(Cask at Market Porter, Borough, London, 24 Nov) Pale amber/orange colour with a small white head. Fruity nose with notes of citrus, grapefruit and a very fresh hop aroma. Fruity taste with citrus, grapefruit and pine needles. Seriously hoppy bitter, with a great taste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2006
Cask Stillage at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Oldham 02/04/2005 Golden coloured with some alcohol present. Hoppy and spicy aromas. Dry lasting finsih.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
imdownthepub (10125) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2005
Cask Conditioned at The Brewery Tap, Peterborough, Cambs. Golden beer with chunky white head. The scene for this latest triumph in beer hunting was the enormous Brewery Tap for Oakham, which despite its size is comfortable and informal. A sudden spring shower beat against the windows and Bob Marley was doing his stuff on the tannoy. ’Do you feel love’ he sang and yes I felt loved by this tasty hoppy beauty. Hop sweet, fresh and dry with spicy grapefruit notes. This is a delicious beer in my book, lasting bitterness with a full body. And Bob wailed on in the background, sensational!!


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