Svesse (7033) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at Marble Arch, Manchester, 24 July 2009) Golden yellow colour with creamy, white head. Fruity nose with citrus, lemon peel and freshly cut grass. Fruity taste with notes of citrus (lemon, grapefruit), grass and a generous, fresh bitterness in a dry finish. Slightly below medium body. Another very nice and hoppy beer from Oakham.
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Kitty’s, Helsinki. Pale golden color. Fresh fruity-lemony hop aroma. Bittersweet flavor with juicy-fruity hops. Very tasty hop forward beer with toffeish-biscuity maltiness in the background. Hoppy mouthfeel. Very moreish.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask 0.25L glass at Kittys. Mild slightly appley nose. Pale head. Slightly hazy pale hey coloured. Fresh fruity taste. Slightly lemoney. At the end average hoppiness. A good summer beer.
Christian (11892) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yellow with a small white head. Hoppy aroma of tangerine and peach with a little pine. Dry and very hoppy flavour with pine and peach
mjs (5467) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cask at Black Door, Helsinki, on 2009-07-25) Golden and lightly hazy. Medium sized and long lasting head with small bubbles. Grassy and grainy aroma. Lightish and dry palate with little carbonation. Grass, malts, grain, bitterness, grapefruit and sea water in taste. Bitterness and grapefruit in aftertaste.
RichardW (1796) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Hawkshead Beerfest. Exceptionally pale ale, dry with loads of refreshing citrus. Huge hoppy aroma, with elderflower detected. As pale ales go, a cracker.
TBone (14610) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A bit hazy golden color, this cask foamed a lot, so good white creamy head. Honey and pine in the nose. Crisp hopping in the nose. Crisp hopping in the flavor, long bitter aftertaste. Pine and resin. Nice 4% session beer, you can drink this all night.
evergreen0199 (2518) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Coronet W’Spoons in Nth London. A pale gold pour with a small head. Aroma of hops and grapefruit. Citrus, hoppy, malty taste. Not too bitter, nicely balanced. This beer has terrific flavour for only 4%. Good stuff.
FatPhil (11511) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
sm89walt (1827) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.