Brewed by Oakham
Style: Amber Ale
Peterborough, England


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Cask; Occasional. First brewed for the 2004 Peterborough Beer Festival. Most recently Oakademy of Excellence beer, August 2010.
It was a mickey-take on our US farming friends who we visit once a year to pick the very best of their hop harvest. The scene on the pump clip is true to life (trust me) the beer itself is red and it is also well hopped as you may have guessed.
Red in colour, spicy resinous powerfully hopped taste with pineapple/ grapefruit blend in with a malt background into a fruity bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2011
A - full floral citrus A - dark gold with lasting head T - light sweet with full bitter P - mid and soft O - quite good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2010
Cask, gravity, at Pig’s B’ear Festival ’10 at The Pig ’n’ Falcon, St Neots, Cambridgeshire. Amber. Fruit and hops in the aroma. Strong grapefruit taste. Perhaps some malt, but it’s well disguised. Needs variety.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1827) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2010
Cask. The Pub, Leicester. Chestnut red body. Thin white head. Hops, perfume, wood. Sweet with bitter notes. Bitter finish. Soft mouthfeel. A little too sweet for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2011 1) Cask handpull, The Crown, Nuneaton. Pale chestnut with white drapes. Fresh-wrung hop aroma; blackcurrant, sweat, cat piddle over chocolate nuttiness....lychee and white grape hints by the bottom of the third pint. Bitter and husky; deep nuttiness, Hobnob, orange infused dark chocolate with cranberry bits, balanced juiciness leaning towards flowery US IPA territory, with added bitterness. Dangerously sessionable. 2) The Pub, Leicester, 26/11/11. Clear chestnut with a slim white foam. Blackcurrant aroma, light butter and cranberry. Caramel and dry roasted tast; hints of nut husk, faint choc. Shampoo bitterness, husky tail. Toffee streaks. A little too bitterness-dominated. Butter dabs. Not their best, and not in the best nick. 637313.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7958) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2010
Cask-conditioned at the Barton Arms, Birmingham 31/08/10. Reddish amber with a thin white head. Sweet, malty aroma with a whiff of pine. Flavour was malty up front, with some berry fruits before the familiar grapefruit kicked in, leading to a dryish finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bobinlondon (1292) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2010
Hand pulled cask at the Mermaid, St. Albans. Amber with an off white head. Sweet honey malts to start but the customary Oakham multi layered hop hit soon kicks in. A very decent beer and better (at this stage) than many previous ratings suggest IMO.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2009
Cask conditioned handpump The Pub Leicester. An amber coloured beer with a white head. A big hoppy aroma with big malts also. Very bitter in the mouth and maybe too harsh. Lots of hops and brewed very much in the style of a US amber only more bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (6067) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2009
Cask at the Live and Let Live, Cambridge. Gold with a thin white head; fruity malt aroma; a fruity malt flavour as well, with an oily, syrupy texture; followed by a strongly bitter finish. Good, but rather ill defined.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2009
Cask handpull at The Brewery Tap, Peterbrough. Amber copper colour with lasting beige head. Some diacetyl on aroma and some hop. Reasonable malt in mouth. Then good earthy hops on finish. Fullish malts in mouth that is sweetish. Then some very good APA style hops on finish. Take the diacetyl out and it would be an ok APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (9683) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2009
Cask, gravity at the Pig and Falcon, St Neots. 02-10-09 Pours red with a slight haze, but in fairness we were informed that this was getting close to the bottom of the cask. The aroma is fruity in fact there is very much a waft of tropical fruit. Good fruity sweetness, touches of pineapple, bit of grapefruit and a long though restrainded bitterness. A7 A3 F7 P4 Ov14 3.5

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