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 (3963) - 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 (7428) - 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
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
cask: A quite watery brew. Pale yellow. Nothing special. It has some hops and a bit of fresh fruityness, but the flavor is very week. Didn't get much from this one.
imdownthepub (10768) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask Conditioned at The Rose & Crown, Charlbury, Oxon. Golden beer with thin head. Floral aroma, roses and hops. Fruity body with a spicy and citrus note, loads of hops in a refreshingly bitter long finish. A well crafted beer, much fancied around here.
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Cask conditioned] Strange sort of greenish golden colour. Otherwise a decent English bitter with a nice hoppy and fruity flavour.
RobBestwick (613) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 7, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
sharp hoppy nose, very pale golden hue, peppery, bitter hop flavour, moderate carbonation, sharp hoppy finish.
RichardGretton (4316) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flat bitter and hopped aroma with a citric finish. The flavour is basically hopped. Overall a relatively plain bitter.
pivo (2603) - GERMANY - SEP 6, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GBBF 2003, tap: One of many fine beers from Oakham. Big floral hoppy nose, pale pale gold, low frothy head. Creamy mikly maltiness. Citrusy and lemony. High sharp hop bitterness. Thin, tight, and dry. Like Anchor Liberty a little.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2004 Cask Conditioned, at the Wenlock Arms, London.
Blonde, slightly hazy, this particular ale had been on the stillage for 9 days and still hadn’t cleared? Wonderful fruity flavour, pineapples and peaches. Tastes far larger and fuller than 3.8% ABV.