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


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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Cask: Regular (previously Occasional). Also available bottled at 4.8% - filtered but unpasteurised.
Tart gooseberry and soft peach on the nose. Gooseberries and fruit to taste, before an intense bitterness that’s as sharp as a macaw’s screech!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (14841) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
Light amber colour. Big hop nose is full of tropical goodness - mango, dragonfruit, papaya... Lots of bitterness, clean pale malts and all kinds of big fruity hops. Gorgeous stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidtjm (1062) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 14, 2014
Blonde pour with a small head. Light aroma of light malt and gooseberry. Taste is mainly the same, with a bitter punch. Quite alright

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (13850) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is butterscotsch, hop, malt, toffee. Flavour is butterscotsch, hop, metallic, berries, malt, toffee. Bitter finish. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MalcolmTucker (913) - SCOTLAND - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle from waitrose. Sweaty hop aroma. Tropical fruit flavour leading to a punchy bitternes

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spacecube (1562) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014
500ml bottle, pours clear golden brown with a small head. Tart & tangy fruit in the nose, light malt, thin body with a long very bitter finish. Carbonation low.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SarkyNorthener (3833) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle from Waitrose.Thornbridge/Oakham mass online tasting. Golden amber beer with medium head and some lacing. Aroma of pineapple and tropical fruits. Taste is oranges, grapefruit pith and tropical fruits. Decent stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tommann (3210) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014
Cask at the Waggon & Horses, Halesowen. Pours gold with a small head. Aroma is pissy lime and gooseberry. Taste is sharp and sweet, with pineapple to start and a gooseberry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
marquisalex (167) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2014
Bottle, poured into tulip glass. Dark gold to amber, decent white head. Very fruity, but hard to pick apart - more tart than sweet. On warming, some straw. Taste is tart fruit, then a powerful bitterness. Very lingering. This is exactly as bitter as I find beers can go before it becomes unpleasant (to me, at least). Thoroughly lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (5951) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 16, 2014
500ml bottle. Clear, deep golden colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Minimally grainy aroma, fruity hints of gooseberry. Taste is initially minimally grainy, fruity hints of gooseberry, a touch of peach, more and more bitter hoppy middle part, later again more fruity with subtle sweetness, some peach; bitter, minimally chalky finish. Nice, diversified development of taste, soft palate, matching carbonation. Really nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirstyrabbit (1679) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 14, 2014
Bottle, 4.8%. Dull golden body, medium head. Aroma has sweet melon and pineapple. Taste has melon and creamy peaches. Too pale and fruity just like the other two Oakham beers I tried. I wanted a beer not a tropical cocktail.

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