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

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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2008
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7251) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2008
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrRomero (1974) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 12, 2008
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7098) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2008
Cask, Charters, Peterborough. Just wanted to say, íLemon and hop mousse. Lovelyí, but I couldnít because it was under 75 characters.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2008
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.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2008
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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (13198) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2008
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6134) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2008
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2008
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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2007
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


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