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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



4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
imdownthepub (10648) - 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!!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DanielBrown (3923) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2004
Hand pulled at the Swan and Rushes, Leicester. Goldem, with a slim, smooth head and lacing. Perfumed aroma and flavour. Superb beer, full of jostling flavours and excellently balanced. Strong hops, but palatable; flowery sweet. Dry on the finish, lingering to perfection. Powerful and absolutely delicious.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bobinlondon (1257) - 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!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (14128) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7118) - 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 :)

4.2
   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

4.1
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mungo (2471) - 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.

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.


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