Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, - NOV 1, 2004
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Straw coloured, grassy and citrussy hop nose. Full malt taste with a medium body of toffee malt but the bitterness and tangeriney, citric hops overwhelm the malt at the finish which is long, bitter but still has some malt. Excellent. (Cask @ Smithfield, Manchester)
Scopey (9771) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Pint Shop, Cambridge. It pours clear golden with a small white head. The nose is grainy, biscuit, straw, lemon and lime. The taste is rather bitter, lemon, grapefruit, biscuit, honeyed fruits, straw and pepper with a lingering bitter-dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Good bitterness. Solid.
madmitch76 (18996) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
15th July 2014
Ale House, Chelmsford. Cask. Light haze on this gold beer, small bubbly white head. Palate is smooth and semi dry. Fine carbonation. Sweetish pale malts, touch of honey which integrates nicely with the orange peel hops. Lemon rind starts sweetish but turns bitter and tangy. Lingers on in to the aftertaste. Little hop spice. Decent if a tad tangy.
skipoffwork (1) - HAITI - SEP 6, 2009 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is the best beer I’ve tasted in a long while. Very Hoppy, which I obviously like, pale, clear, I wonder if it’s been dry hopped in the barrel. Reminiscent of how Theakstons bitter used to taste 30 years ago before it turned to Gnats Piss.
Sampled in Captain Cook’s in Staithes N.Yorks at an extortionate price.
SaintMatty (6055) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask (Market Porter, London) - Golden in colour. Hoppy aroma with tea and grapefruit. Hoppy and very bitter taste with tangy grapefruit and hints of tea. Very tasty.
Gusgus (235) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask@Bodega, Newcastle. Pale, slightly hazy. Woody and appley aroma. Medium body. Just a hint of alcohol. Dry taste of cart Apples. Mediocre.
evergreen0199 (2518) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Rake, London. Golden pour with a fluffy white head. Nice hoppy, citrus aroma. Terrific hop character, refreshing hoppy summer beer. Dangerously drinkable.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2009 Cask at ’Spoons, Milton Keynes. Gold with a white head. Sweet hoppy aroma, spicy, fruity taste and a sharp mid bitter finish. Not too much intrusive citrus for a change. Sets the standard for summer golden beers. 27.8.09 Cask at Cambridge Blue, Cambridge. Floral hop aroma and grapefruit taste. Mid bitter. Decent. Rated:6,3,7,4,13:3.3
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2008 A Mes rate: cask at Baker St Sporks
Gorgeous clean pale gold with a thin white head and easily the best condition I have had in this place. Stunning aroma that is incredibly Belgian. Assertive hops, lovely biscuity malt base that sits perfectly in the background and some beautiful yeasty notes. Reminds me very much of something by De Dolle and it’s totally adorable. The flavour is not quite in the same league. The biscuit malt comes right to the front and drowns out the hops just a bit too much. That said the bitter finish has excellent length and leaves me yearning for more. Not their best but still bloody good stuff from Oakham.
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask in the new crown and the alfred herring. Aroma is very hoppy, citrus, leom, bitterness. Taste is similar, very good, great hop character.
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the King William IV, Nottingham. Helter Skelter has the sort of bubbly head typical of Oakham beers. It has a hoppy, slightly spicy aroma, and tastes very bitter without the usual lightness of Oakham beers. It has plenty of fruity malt flavours, and was very enjoyable indeed.