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


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RATINGS: 250   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Such an interesting aroma- fruity, but not like the typical tropical fruit. Soft carbonation, unique fruitiness. Really enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (5814) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 17, 2014
500 ml. bottled dated best by 12/9/14. It pours a clear golden color with a small white head. The aroma is pleasant with honey and fruit. Mostly gooseberries, apple, pear and maybe some peach. Mild spicy aromatics in the background. The flavor is the same with a nice biscuits and honey malt base and more citrus, orange, gooseberries and pear fruitiness. The finish is spicy bitter. It has a bit of a fuller body than expected for the ABV. Overall, a very tasty and easy drinking hoppy beer. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1960) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2014
500ml bottle from B&M Bargains - Clear amber body with lively carbonation. Fairly muted nose but there is an aroma of hops, citrus and a slightly tropical note, and that gooseberry you are promised comes in. On the palate it is medium bodied, has a hoppy pine bitterness, and a tropical fruit flavour, with peaches and vanilla on the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dj (574) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle, 500ml. A slightly cloudy golden colour with a small white head. Aroma of spicy hops. Flavour has roasted malt, biscuit, bitter grapefruit. A bitter lemon pith finish. Not liking this at all.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
beer0clock (142) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
pale, golden, clear, white foam, nice head that leaves lacing on the glass, medium bitterness, light body, average carbonation, bitter, sharp, honeyed peach flavour from american summit and amarillo hops. Didn’t like it from waitrose bottle £2.15.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (3278) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
Bottle from B&M Stockton. An amber beer with a white head. Quite a lot of flavour to this. Bitter with pine notes. Refreshing and tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kita (1912) - Koper, SLOVENIA - APR 21, 2014
Bottle, 0.50l. Clear deep golden color with large rocky off-white head, great lacing and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of fruity hops, peach, berries and mild malt. Taste starts with light sweet toasted malt and biscuit notes, fresh fruity following, tart mouthfeel and heavy bitter finish with pleasant long aftertaste. Full body, slick texture and soft carbonation in palate. Wow, that was really pungent birdie...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (2374) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
Cask @ Engineers Arms, Henlow. Amber, almost copper. Little head. Slightly muted aroma: grape, grass and malt. Sharp bitterness throughout. A hint of fruity sweetness is present but overpowered. Not the most exciting in Oakham’s stable. Good enough but I wouldn’t go out of my way to have it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (2910) - ESTONIA - APR 2, 2014
Clear golden yellow, medium to small white head. Nose is straw, malt, fruity hops, caramel sweetness in the background. Flavour is similar to the nose, with very nice crisp hoppiness. Refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (2596) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
500ml bottle, 4.8%. Clear orangey gold amber colour, foam white head leaving some lacing and aroma of tropical fruit, peach & citrus hop. Taste is biscuity malt caramel with zesty gooseberry and grapefruit hoppy bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel, light bodied, medium carbonation, lingering dry back of throat bitter finish. Very drinkable.

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