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Oakham Rollercoaster

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

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Special - JDW Spring festival, 2010
Hops: Amarillo, Citra
Light ruby in colour, with fruity aromas and a rich build-up of caramel and roast malt, leading to a complex blend of fruit and citrus flavours emerging in the finish.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tombyars (1354) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2012
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

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beersiveknown (2880) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 13, 2011
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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dynamiteninja (1490) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2011
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2010
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!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2010
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7157) - NUNEATON, Top 23, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2010
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wheresthepath (1532) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2010
[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!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8664) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2010
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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2010
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2010
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.


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