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

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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mjp12 (424) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2013
From bottle, golden orange colour, with bubbly , long lasting head. Gentle fruity aroma . Lovely dry , hoppy taste very refreshing, great harsh bitter finish, making it very, very easy drinking.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sizzler80 (464) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 27, 2013
Dark golden/rusty pour with a frothy white head, decent lace. Aromas of grapefruit, pine, slight honey, toffee, nut, grass. Earthy with medium carbonation. English bitter meets pale ale. Nice

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorgeLee (1268) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2013
Gravity at St Albans Beer Fest 2013. Golden coloured bitter, nice white head. Superb hop flavours, bitter and very tangy not overly fruity. Lingering finish. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (6305) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2013
Bottle @ Hotelroom, London. Pours dark golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, fresh citrusly hops, orangepeel, grapefruit. Flavor is malt, light caramel, citrusly, grapefruit. Thin to medium body, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Nice and easy drinking. 180913

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (2541) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 15, 2013
Bottle. Golden amber with a small white head. Aroma of peaches, grapefruit and tropical fruit. Light bodied, low carbonation. Grapefruit-dominated taste, some berries, just a little pale malt. Drying finish with firm bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (8484) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2013
Halt pint, cask by handpump at Malt and Hops. Loose bubbly, beige head. Cloudy amber coloured body. Fresh citrus aroma, grapefruit up front. Joint taste profile of grapefruit, peach and pineapple followed by a smooth bitterness of citrus peels. Refreshing and tasty (Leith 11.08.2013).

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (2607) - FINLAND - SEP 5, 2013
Bottle 4.8@angle. Golden coppery, filtered. Nice grapefruity hoppy nose with scottish- like nutty caramel. Lightish body, bitter dry. Earthy hops, english caramel. Quite good, pretty close to my ideal english strong bitter: Has the english earthy hops, nutty caramel, but still slightly grapefruity, uplifting.

-- bb/wp8

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8551) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
Pale golden pour with a thin white head. The aroma has a lovely fruity character with notes of earth and a bit of herbal character. Fairly assertive bitterness with a bit of pine character. Very light citrus and a touch of pepper. Decent - but pretty simple pale ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2013
Golden with a creamy head. Has lots of tropical fruit in its aroma and flavour.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4077) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle. Lovely holden appearance.Small head. Hoppy with some subtle spices also present .Quite complex yet so easy to drink. Interesting label for a very interesting beer.


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