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Oakham Hareflick

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Formerly brewed at Oakham
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Peterborough, England

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Cask; Special - brewsed exclusively for the JD Wetherspoon beer festival, April 2009.
This beer is rose-gold in colour, with a fruity aroma and fruity, citrus flavours from the hops used, combined with a biscuity taste from cara malt, leading to a lasting, bitter finish. Hops used: Centennial


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombyars (1348) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2012
Tasted this in The Last Post, Paisley (JDW) in May 2009. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale straw in colour with a thin white head. Strong zesty lemon drops in the long aroma. Thin but refreshing mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a strong fruit base with pink grapefruit, kiwi, honeydew melon and mango, also a tad of burnt toffee present. Dry floral hop resins compliment the malt well with citrusy notes. Finish is sweet, slightly dry with pink grapefruit present. Another nice Golden Ale to add to the quality portfolio. Worth seeking out.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2009
Handpulled cask at JDW Hatch End, Harrow. Clear gold with a good dense white head in magnificent nic. Oakham through and through with dry citrus fruits from the centennial hops tantalysing my tastebuds. I can’t keep away from my local when I know that beer like this is on.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (7988) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2009
Cask, Highcross, Leicester. Clear gold with a small white foam. Aromas are tropical fruit with apricot and grapefruit. Peppery with lots of citrus. Hoppy and floral. Flavours are sweet biscuit malts with lots of grapefruit and apricot. Resinous green pine with floral notes. Fresh hops, typically Oakham in its hopping.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13283) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2009
Cask handpull at The Hope Tap, JDW, Reading. Gold, thin off white head. Typical sherberty hoppy Oakham beer. Nice enough blond beer. Good tropical fruit and hops throughout

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2009
Cask in the new crown. Alround rating: Another absolutly outstanding beer from Oakham. Aroma is bursting with Centennial, citrusy, grapefruit, dry, lemon excellently bitter. Just alround excellent amazingness!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14074) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2009
Cask at JDW Standing order Edinburgh ... golden yellow ... thin white head ... odd fruit hop ... big bright hop ... little sweet grassyness ... little grapefruit ... little dry in linger.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8611) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2009
Cask conditioned handpump Racehorse Northampton (not a Spoons) A lovely bright gold coloured beer with an off white head. A nice hoppy citrus aroma with grapefruit notes. A delicious balance in the mouth of beautiful Centennial hops and a good malt backbone. Lovely citricity, grapefuit and pineapple and lemon. Top drawer as expected.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (6164) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2009
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol 26/04/09. Pale gold in colour, no head. Big hoppy aroma and flavour, with plenty of grapefruit, a touch of balancing sweetness and a razor sharp dry finish. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (10020) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2009
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Pale gold, no head, quite still. Whilst the appearance wasn’t great, the flavour is very pleasant, very hoppy, spicy, tangy lemon, grapefruit. Tidily crisp and bitter, really very good as you tend to expect from Oakham.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (7276) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2009
Cask at the Penny Black, JDW, Bicester, Oxon 24-04-09 Pours light gold with great clarity, thin white head. Aroma is really hoppy with plenty of citrus its clean, simple but lovely. Taste is very clean, crisp and with a nice back of the mouth bitterness. Nice citrus and with some gentle honey sweetness, I really liked the simplicity of this, great stuff. A8 A4 F8 P4 Ov16 4.0


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