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Brewed by Oakham
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Peterborough, England

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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Cask: Regular
This light igniting ale flickers complex fruits across your tongue leaving a dry fruity bitter finish smothering your thirst. Inferno uses a blend of five different hops from the Yakima Valley to create its floral aroma and unique flavour.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (10056) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 28, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2014 Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo) (6:3:7:4:14=3.4)
Woo woo! Oakham’s back in Finland! Sweet massively fruity and citrussy hoppy aroma. Taste the same - loads of new world hops in perfect balance, and not overpowering at all. Lovely citrussy finish too. All of this bundled in an unassuming 4% "golden ale" - brilliant! Welcome back Oakham - you’ve been missed.
Rerate: 500ml bottle (Drink Shop, Tallinn) (7:3:7:4:15=3.6)
Woo-hoo - Oakham’s in Estonia! Damn, beautiful lemony aroma. Crisp palate, massively thirst-quenching. Gentle honey in the mouth, and finish. Slightly perfumet. Beautifully hopped, tons of aroma and a nice little final bite. Storming.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sm89walt (1792) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2009
Cask - The Phoenix, Canterbury. Clear golden with a fine, lasting white head and a bubbly lacing. Floral, grass and lime citrus hops on the nose. Grass and citrus again, flavour-wise, with grapefruit and a resiny hoppiness with a lime/grapefruit bitterness in the finish. Soft mouthfeel, medium carbonation and a lasting bitter citrus palate finish. A quaffable and moreish beer with a refreshing bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bacchanalia (146) - milton, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2009
It’s JHB on steroids, terrific. Pours that delightful pale yellow, the nose has loads of power, wafts of grapefruit & other citrus. The palate is nice & rounded for a 4 per center & you just get blasted with bitter grapefruit. The finish is amazingly long for a beer of this strength with more bitter grapefruit, but also that lemon you get from those fake lemons that squirt out juice on your pancakes, but with a touch of sherbert.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rodders (137) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2009
(Handpump at fat cat norwich) dark golden, slightly red colour. Smells a little soapy, but elements of citrus. Taste is balanced, quite bitter with some hops and a refreshing lightness. Soapyness brings it down a little though. Still, good half pint.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2009
Tried at the Rake, Pours a pale straw, touch of dirt in the flavour...lines perhaps? Nicely bitter but not a hell of a lot of flavour with it, a touch one dimensional....not sure if i should do a rating on this but i guess i should take it as it comes

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (11130) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2009
Cask conditioned at The Bartons Arms, Aston, Birmingham. Pale gold with white head. The real deal in a glorious pub, despite it being in ’enemy’ territory. Sharp and lemony bitter, very hoppy, biscuity malty body, lovely in every respect and congratulations to Oakham for ressurecting The Bartons.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bobinlondon (1258) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2009
Handpulled cask at the New Crown (JDW) Southgate. Pale straw coloured with a white head. Instant Oakham hop hit, full of citrus pleasures. Fab beer.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Finn (4642) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2009
Cask at The Tottenham, Tottenham Ct Rd 19 Nov 08. Very pale golden colored. A small creamy head. Very fruity aroma: Peaches. Inviting. Flavor & the rest dominated by citrus – mostly lemon and grapefruit. Quite good but unvaried.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2008
Cask @ Great British Beer Festival, GBBF 2008, Earls Court, London, England SW5.
Clear light to medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, moderate hoppy, citrus - grapefruit. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a long average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. (070808)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - SEP 24, 2008
Cask, Turf Tavern, Oxford. Pale yellow, good layer of fine white. Citrus, ginger and coriander aroma. Soft lemony sweetness with a good hop backbone.


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