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

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - April to June.
A strong golden summer ale, brewed to be light on the palate but overflowing with flavor.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ The Rake, 14 Winchester Walk, London, Greater London England SE1 9AG.

Clear medium yellow orange colour with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, light moderate hoppy, fruity, apple notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, acrid bitter, moldy - musty bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20101230]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20308) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2005
Casked. Golden, a bit hazy colour, small foamy head. Fruitish sweet aroma with malty hints. Fruity sweet flavour with a bit hoppy finish. Smooth palate. A bit sticky palate afterwards.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15068) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2011
17th October 2011
On tap at the Rake. Clear gold beer. no head. Light palate, slightly crisp. Sweet peach with a trace of mango along with estery banana. Sweet malt base. Finishes smooth. Drinkable if somewhat messy.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (14279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2010
cask ... golden yellow ... thin white head ...ligth zezty lemon nose... nose poor compaired to flavour ... big fruity grapefruit lemon zezty hop... packs a punch.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13702) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2006
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Railway View, Macclesfield 21/05/2001 Golden coloured with citrussy aroma. Pale malt in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8711) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2008
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8630) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2012
Cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green - 16/11/12. Lightly hazed mid golden with a good bubbly white head that retains well. Nose comprises hops, light caramel malts, tropical fruit notes. Tastes of light floral hops, caramel malt, orange, sugars. Medium bodied with soft carbonation leading to a bitter sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (8068) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2003
Compared to JHB this is quite a boozy number. Having said that, this is quite a different beer - darker and more malty, with fruit and toffee. Still refreshing though and pretty strong for a summer quaffer (and a workday lunchtime!)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (7408) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2009
Gravity cask at Son of Sid Brewery, The Chequers, Little Gransden, Cambs’ 1st Beer Festival on 02-10-09 Pours amber with white head, crystal clear,another beer in excellent nick. Light spiciness on the nose, some ginger which was also very apparent in the mouth. Ginger was more powder than root, unusually for Oakham not as hoppy as expected. A5 A5 F6 P3 Ov12 3.3


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