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Oakham Harlequin Ale

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

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - March and April.
Sharp bitterness, revealing tangy orange notes infused with a spicy bitter finish.


albertane's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, - MAR 20, 2009
Cask at the King Billy. Glowing golden, this delightful beer is typical of Oakham: bursting with grapefruit and other citrus flavours, fruity, juicy with an abiding bitterness. Lovely stuff.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StueyD (1122) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2006
A yellow to orange gold coloured beer with a thickish white head. A light hoppy nose with a distinctly tropical fruit aroma of bananas and mangoes! A dry, but weak mouthfeel, hoppy flavour with a citrusy taste, with the tropical fruits again. The finish is long and dry. (Cask - The Fox & Hounds, Heacham, Norfolk).

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4229) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2006
Cask@Criterion, Leicester. Very pale beer with a light head and large bubbles. The aroma is light and fruity and the flavour is very dry. Overall a nice well hopped beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - APR 21, 2006
NOt too goldy, but nice in flavour, I like it so far, foam bubbling and not annoying.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Freemasons, Northwich 27/04/2001 Golden coloured in appearance with some pale malt present. Very fruity flavours.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (13289) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2005
Cask at Oakham Brewery Tap, Peterborough. What more can I say about Oakham beers. Golden, zesty, orange/tangerine with some grapefruit, zingy, hoppy dry and completely wonderful. This is no different but maybe slightly more creamy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2005
This is an Oakham beer so no surprise that is golden and conspicuously hoppy The aroma is grassy with noticeable orange zest notes. Juicy, fruity flavour. But its relatively low key and less ebullient than many of its stable mates. There’s a hint of underlying malt in there too. Rather acidic finish. Fresh, clean and citric but not as much pizzazz as I’ve come to expect from Oakham. Cask (gravity), Cambridge Beer Festival.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (4958) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2005
Cask conditioned at the 32nd Cambridge Beer Festival, gravity dispense. ABV was listed as 4.9%. The brewery website does not mention the ABV, it might vary. This is another lovely citrussy golden ale from Oakham, a style which seems to be their specialty. Golden colour, low head. Plenty of citrus, tropical fruits and honey in the aroma. Flavour has some citrus, but also some of the dusty hoppiness you’ll find in many Southern English ales.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8621) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2005
Cask conditioned - handpump - Out Of The Vaults Leicester. A golden coloured beer. The aroma is real good hops with orange notes. The taste is a real good hop mix with oranges, peaches and sweet fruit cocktail. A really nice hoppy beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JonMoore (1848) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2005
Cask handpump at the Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough. Nice golden looking beer with a creamy white head. Sweet malts, some citrus, some floral hops. Dryish. Very good.


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