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Oakham Raucous Reindeer

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Brewed by Oakham
Style: Bitter
Peterborough, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - Christmas.
Tawny in colour with a good balance of malt and hops. A low gravity Christmas ale.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2011
Cask Conditioned handpump Wetherspoons Birmingham. A copper coloured beer with a white head and lacing. A typically hoppy Oakham beer with food grapefruity notes in the aroma and mouth. Excellent citrus notes and lovely but not overpowering bitterness. A decent body to boot. Scrummy as expected.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JamieFerdinand (163) - Hove, East Sussex, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2010
Draught at The Flying Horse, Gatwick - 16/12/10. Very limited spice on the palate and some hops in the taste. Didn’t taste that Christmassy so a bit disappointed.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sm89walt (1741) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2010
Cask - The Bell Hotel (JDW), Norwich. Creamy off-white head, a bit of lace atop a clear, dark amber body. Typical Oakham profile underpins everything. Grapefruity citrus and light caramel malt notes. Almost vegetal at times on the tongue which was a bit distracting. Light to meidum body & carbonation, good length finish which you’d expect from Oakham.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7097) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2009
Too many pints at Hinckley Spoons. Reddish and disappearing with a solid white collar. Lovely moreish blackcurrant and citrus tang, husky malts, nuts, hint of cherry. hop-drenched and balanced. No ghastly festive ’spicing’ or last minute added fruit, thank god. Big big flavours at 4. DANGEROUS.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2008
Handpulled cask at JDW Hatch End, Harrow. Amber with a white head. Plenty of hops but of the traditional english variety rather than rhe usual citrus hits that you normally expect from Oakham. No festive notes. A pretty standard bitter and rather dissopointing IMO.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2008
Cask in the new crown. Aroma is trypical oakham, bittering and citrusy hay hop, some caramel brown ale malts too. Taste is similar, not soo much aroma and flavouring hop as there is raw bittering hop, which is a bit annoying, but still tasty stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2008
Cask (handpump) @ Marble Arch, Manchester M4, UK. Clear dark amber color with a average, frothy - creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, roasted, moderate to light heavy hoppy, citrus. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily - syrupy, carbonation is flat. (180108)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Star Inn, Huddersfield 04/12/2004 Golden amber coloured with some fruity bubble gum flavours. Dry slightly bitter lasting malt finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (13156) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2005
Cask handpull at Westgate JDW Canterbury Xmas 2004. Typical Oakham tasste but bit darker and maltier than the others, but still has that distinctive citrus hoppy notes that I love so much

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Garrat (1254) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2005
Gravity At The Milestone,Ipswich.A nice chestnut colour,strong hops,this was good,a great session beer.


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