tombyars (1580) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted this in The Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in April 2010. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear pale tawny amber in colour with a creamy tight white head. Strong Del Monte fruit salad notes in the lingering aroma. Fruity refreshing mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a juicy fruity base of mandarin, tart pink grapefruit and mango. Strong floral hop resins noted in the dusty citrus laced aftertaste. Finish is sweet with pink grapefruit notes strong in the palate. Another decent Golden Ale for the Oakham portfolio
Beersiveknown (5001) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 13, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This pint was served in poor condition, nut likely to be the venue rather than the brewery. Flat and with chill haze, a small head firmed by tight sparkler some lemon citrus hop notes and buttery malt with abrupt bitter finish. Unfortunately some acetic character, maybe beer from the lines. Want to try elsewhere
dynamiteninja (1808) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. The Pub, Leicester. Thin white head, amber brown body. Citric, biscuity, peppermint, fruits. Fairly well balanced for an Oakham. Bitter with a bitter finish. Soft mouthfeel.
madmitch76 (21720) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12th April 2010. Clear amber - gold beer. Tiny white head. Low carbonation and a light dry palate. Good orange citrus with a touch of spice and a drop of lemon too. Oakham always do citrus flavours well!
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 21/04/2010
Hoppy aroma. Golden bronze coloured fruity and hoppy with a little citrus flavour. A hint of dryness and bitterness in a malt finish.
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask handpull, The Pub (not JDW), Leicester. Red gold with a dense white collar. Lychee and passion fruit aroma. All punishing alpha grapefruit hop to begin with, then a little husky malt, biscuit, even ginger leaking through. Shampoo bitter with very little to cushion the IBUs. An ordinary beer by Oakham’s standards.
wheresthepath (2104) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Gravity cask at Back of Beyond, Reading] Amber. Sweet orangey fruit balanced by a good hoppy bitterness. A decent bitter, but not the outstanding effort you would expect from Oakham. Having said that, my friend referred to it as a "dirty beer" that had attempted to rape him, so obviously there was a bit of oomph somewhere that I failed to pick up!
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned handpump The Pub Leicester. A dark golden beer with a white bubbly head. Pleasant understated hops in the aroma lead to very flavoursome hops in the mouth which balance effortlessly with the malts. Lovely and easy to drink. Quite restrained for Oakham, certainly so given the Amarillo and Citra, but it’s a lovely drink.
bobinlondon (1287) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand pulled cask at several JDWs during their Spring 2010 festival. Dark amber with a good off white head. Good fresh hops without the usual Oakham citrus signature and a more earthy character. Well balanced and session able.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate. Cask at Baker Street ’Sporks.Attractive clean orange gold with a good white head. Even McSpoons can’t ruin that. Excellent bright prickly hoppage and earthy malt all round. Adorable lemon notes, perfect bitterness, great length. Typical brilliance from Oakham.