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


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RATINGS: 245   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (13969) - 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 (924) - 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 (3917) - 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 (3264) - 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 (6169) - 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 (1698) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
kufdam (159) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2014
500ml bottle poured into a tulip glass. Golden orange beer. Gooseberry and orange hops on a bread malt. Fiercely bitter. Not for lightweights.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jaguarxj6 (36) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2014
Cask @ Blue Stoops Chesterfield. My least favourite of the Oakham range,by some distance. Golden coloured and visually fine but far too heavy on the citrus and just too bitter for my taste. I struggle to see why so many people rate this so highly. Had two pints and the second was a real struggle to finish. Somehow the balance just isn,t right.

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