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

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RATINGS: 151   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (5009) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2008
Cask at the GBBF 2008. Golden colour, low head. Very nice hoppy aroma with notes of tropical fruits. Nice hoppy flavour, notes of grapefruit, hints of spruce / resin.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2009 Cask at GBBF 08. Very light straw colour. Honey aroma. Decent weight and reasonably hoppy. Didnít blow me away (3.4) - re-rate: Cask at the New Crown (JDW) in Southgate. Thanks Magicdave! Very clean and dry taste. Not as fierce as some of their other brews.

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 (7343) - 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 (7134) - 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 (13565) - 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 (6197) - 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.


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