DruncanVeasey (7424) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2008 Golden amber with a reddish tinge.Breakfast juice tang on the snout. Silky and humming with the kind of sweetish citrussy hoppage you’d expect.Bags of lemon, mandarin and biscuity malt.Trace of alcohol.They brew better, but a solid,zesty GA.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUN 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravity, Summer Festival at Far From The Madding Crowd, Oxford. Shiny copper, persistant layer of just off-white head. (Pretty sure this particular beer was gravity dispense: and in that case the attractive long-lasting head is all the more impressive.) Resiny, earthy hop aroma, just a touch of anise and cayenne, warm caramel around the edges. Clingy, woody bitterness, chewy dark bread malt, blackberries. Bitterness quite full. Lots of flavor here, and really a nice beer, but it doesn’t feel like it quite comes together into something cohesive, and lands short of true brilliance in the process.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Northamptonshire BF. A golden coloured beer with a hoppy citrus nose with just a hint of sweet malt. Nicely balanced in the mouth, and not as overly hoppy as some Oakham beers, but it could be that the extra strength allows it all to work.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate:
Cask at the Wenlock. Beautiful golden brown colour with a slight white head. Nose of amyl nitrate, slight alcohol and tonnes of grapefruit hoppage. LOVELY. More citric hops in the flavour with just a lick of malt in the finish for balance. Excellent mouthfeel. Tasty tasty tasty!
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint pulled at The Bricklayers Arms in Putney (London), a clear amber/gold with a white foamy head. A very nice uncomplicated flowery hop aroma. A very smooth palate with a gentle bitterness, a hoppy flavour with some fruit sweetness hanging around the edges.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Amber with a small white head. Sweet, floral, hoppy aroma with honey and malt. Grassy hop taste and sweet fruit: blackberries and raspberries. Mid to low bitterness. Utterly delicious.
StueyD (1379) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A mid golde to orange coloured beer with a thick white head. A light, hoppy aroma, loads of citrus fruit, particularly lemon. The taste is dry, hoppy, floral and zesty, lemony citrus fruit flavours. The finish is dry and citrusy. (Cask - The Fox & Hounds, Heacham, Norfolk).
harrisoni (14842) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask handpull at Market Porter, Borough. I think that this will be my lowest rated Oakham beer! Copper coloured, thin white head. Bit maltier than most of Oakhams with some red fruit and attractive hop aroma. Some strawberry in mouth and strong hop finish. Distinctive hop bitterness. I love the finish on this, mixed with the strawberry fruit and malt.
RichardGretton (4386) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
<i >Cask@The Criterion, Leicester. Amber beer with a frothy head. The aroma is fruity and pale ale like, and the flavour is light, fruity and malty. Overall a nice fruity pale ale.
DanielBrown (4057) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand pulled at Out of the Vaults, Leicester. Golden beer, loosely frothed head. Another very good hoopy beer from Oakham. Juicy, citric aqua flow through the mouth. High pitchyed in the centre of the tongue, with a little bit of malt grain to finish. Good. Yes.