CanCrusher (904) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - OCT 27, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Golden yellow, slighty hazy colour with small white head, that sits down quickly and leaves some nice lacing. This beer is brewed with 5 different kinds of hops and that fact gives it the perfect nose. Aroma of hops, spices, grass and also some citruses, mostly grapefruit. Very bitter beer with dry, heavy bitter aftertaste.
harrisoni (17164) - 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.
RichTheVillan (6537) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2012 Tap at Barton Arms; great hoppy blond best beer of the day although I’m having a green devil soon.
IlBevitorediLA (452) - ITALY - JAN 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Un altra bomba di Oakham. Aroma "flaworoso", dolce con una nota luppolata alla fine. Nel bicchiere è di quella rassicurante e bellissima tonalità di biondo palierino che già ti fa venire l’acquolina in bocca. Proprio in quest’ultima si presenta con un attacco dolce e un corpo leggermente acquoso. Poi emerge quel rinfrescante e amaricante gusto di luppoli, ma senza mai sconfinare nell’eccessivo. Semplice, facile da bere e incredibilmente equilibrata. Una birra capolavoro.
BOBBDrinker (66) - - FEB 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of Oakham’s best, a citrusy bitter with a refreshing after tase, this golden ale is a brilliant beld of hops, a great session beer with very little head as is the trend with most oakham beers. A must try beer!!
SarkyNorthener (3973) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask@Barton Arms, Aston. Golden beer with a medium frothy head. Aroma is hoppy pine resin. The taste is citrus, pine resin, pepper and some sharp bitterness. Reminds me of an IPA. Excellent beer with a touch of heat.
imdownthepub (13077) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
tommann (3306) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Waggon and Horses, Halesowen. Pours pale gold with a medium head. Aroma is mango and tropical fruit. Taste has a bitter piney start. Tropical fruit in the strong bitter, piney finish.
EdKing (2379) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask in The White Horse (Sloaney Pony). Pours pale yellow. Nose is sweet tangerine fruit. Taste is fresh tangerine, touch of mint and then grapefruit on the finish. Really really nice. Light bodied and refreshing.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 13, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at The Stagg’s Beer Festival, 2011. Pours a blonde colour with a decent white head. Aroma of alcohol, grass and caramel. Similar flavours. Nicely bitter with moderate carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Alcohol is also quite present.