KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden with tiny white head. Sweet fruity aroma with hoppy and floral notes. Sweet flavor with hoppy and citric notes. Ends dry and bitter.
Fin (7251) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask I picked up from Vale Brewery (Beer swap) for a private party in Charlton-on-Otmoor, Oxon 12-07-08 Poured golden with tiny film of white dancing bubbles on the top.Stunning aroma of grapefruit mostly pithiness but just a lovely aroma. The aroma transferred over to the taste and whilst it was simply a lovely grapefruit pithy flavoured beer with not much else it was wonderfully refreshing.
MrRomero (1974) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half pint at the brewpub: poured yellow with a short fizzy white head. Moderate piney hops aroma. The taste is more piney hops and citrus within a somewhat watery body. Finishes moderately bitter. This would turn out to be the best beer I had here.
DruncanVeasey (7098) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, Charters, Peterborough. Just wanted to say, íLemon and hop mousse. Lovelyí, but I couldnít because it was under 75 characters.
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Leicester Beer Festival. Although itís not as good as JHB, Iíd say this is on a par with Bishopís Farewell. Itís a great session bitter with a fruity aroma and a strong citrus hop flavour with lots of grapefruit. Very good. Iíve never had a bad beer from Oakham brewery.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at íSpoons, Milton Keynes. Pale gold with a small white head. Citric hop aroma, slightly too reminiscent of a fizzy lemonade. Hoppiness dominates the taste. Bit of malt there. Metallic mid bitter finish. One track beer which I didnít relish as much as I thought I would.
harrisoni (13198) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2009 Cask conditioned handpull at The Knights Templar, JDW, Chancery Lane. Pale gold with thin white head. Trademark citrus hop aroma, not in best condition maybe. A little flat. But the insistent hop on the finish is impossible to ignore. Aroma and finish are excellent, malts are a little weak. 3.4/5. Re-rate Cask handpull at The Bull, Horton Kirby, Kent. Pale gold, lasting white head. Really quite tart, but a lovely light piercing citrus fruit beer. Almost lime like. Really great condition too. Wow, that lime/hop is exceptional. Stunning. The freshness on the new barrel was amazing with a harsh mango fruit edge.
downender (6134) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned in a JDW, Kingsway London WC2. Golden coloured with a slight white head. Grapefruit hop aroma with some sweet malt. Flavour had plenty more citrus with a very dry finish. Good.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask in the counting house. Aroma is biscuity, caramel pale malts, but mainly burstying with grassy, citrus hop and some tangerine. Taste is similar on the bitter side of balance with bittery lemon, citrus bite. light/med body, lasting bitter finish.
maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2013 Cask conditioned - handpump - Criterion - Leicester. A straw gold coloured beer with a thin white head and decent lacing. The aroma is very sharp lemony hoppy. Gives the impression the beer is going to be really hoppy and bitter. The taste is very sharp and hoppy. More lemon and also some pineapple and grapefruit. One for the JHB crowd and slightly stronger. Itís typical Oakham hoppiness but itís on the sharp end of the scale and becomes a little unpalateable after a while.Score 3.4
Subsequent ratings scored 3.6, 3.7, 3.6, 3.7, 3.7 and 3.7. Average becomes 3.6