tipsytoad (85) - JERSEY - JUL 28, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
both bottled and cask from the old moot hall inn, nottingham.
an excellent quaffing bitter which, when served right can be nigh on perfect for a session ale. lots of hops and medium bitterness, very floral and citrussy. can drink a whole barrel a still wake up the next morning bright eyed and bushy tailed... welll, almost.
JonMoore (1964) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Very pale golden colour. Citrus aroma. Very citrusy, bitter hop flavour. Moderate carbonation and medium mouthfeel with a sharp hoppy finish. Not bad but I remember the draught as being better.
Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Superb bitter, maybe not traditionally English as it uses American hops, but still superb. Packed with lime and lemon zest aromas and tastes, some maltiness, but overall a bitter, hoppy, citrussy and VERY refreshing brew that drinks a lot stronger than it’s ABV. World class stuff.
BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml brown bottle, 4.4% Vol. Poured a pale gold with frothy white head. Tiny carbonation bubbles. Some lacing. Floral hops aroma. Unbalanced bitter grapefruit flavour. Reminiscent of many American pale ales. Mouthfeel was a bit watery. Bitter finish.Nothing else - a little disappointing.
StuartG (1) - Sandy, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2004 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An excellent hoppy, light, beer that stands comparison with Harviestoun’s Bitter and Twisted. Decidedly fruity tast. Consistent, with a very pleasing lingering taste at the back of the mouth. The head is not too creamy. Regular beer at the Lower Red Lion in St.Albans (Herts.). Have only tried the draught version.
guzzler67 (1538) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A well cared for firkin of this tasty bitter made its way to a small Irish pub in Baltimore. The light pale appearance gave way to a fruity, citrusy aroma. Nicely hopped, it complimented a moderately sweet malt flavor. Lingering dry, hoppy finish. Good session beer.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Pale as anything, slight white frothy head. Slightly fruity, floral and herbal. Not much to it, I really have to try the cask version.
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned @ Reading Beer Festival. Fluffy head. Herby, floral, citric hops Decent body and dry finish.
DanielBrown (4034) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2005 RE-RATE - Following numerous samples of this (most recently in the Corner House, Birmingham) I had to return and do this justice, as my first review woefully undervalued this excellent product. This is packed with flavour for the abv, has a nice tangy quality and a light, lip-smacking ability to provide refreshment. An Oakhams classic. (3.8 - 30/7/05)
Handpump at the Bartons Arms, Aston, Birmingham. A restrained, but insistently tasty pint. This is very much like an English Pale Ale, but it doesn’t really deliver a hoppy punchline in the same way. Tasty, bitter, and with some fruit and floral notes. Light, very easy drinking, but flavoursome and rewarding. A good product all round. (3.2 - 4/3/2004)
chriso (7475) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very pale straw colour. A bit anaemic looking. Fresh hoppy aroma. Gooseberry leaves. Clean citric taste. Quite light bodied, but floral and aromatic. Slightly tart finish, but not unpleasant, with masses of lingering hop flavours. Handpump, Lord Moon of the Mall, Whitehall, London SW1