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


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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4157) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fairwater (137) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle from Waitrose. I normally like Oakham’s beers, and this was no exception. Bright amber in colour, fruity hoppy nose. Summer fruits and a lingering bitterness. Great level of carbonation - not too fizzy. Cracking beer. Must buy more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2013
Clear, dull amber pour with a yellowish head of average disposition, that sticks around for a goodly amount of time. Pineapple and other tropical fruit dominate the nose with a wet caramel back. Could be more intense. Medium body with a nice mouthfeel and light bitterness in the finish. Slightly tart tropical flavours.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Garrold (2210) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2013
Bottle from Waitrose. Copper coloured, thin white head. Aroma of ripe raspberries. Then it goes a bit downhill. Taste is bitter, burnt caramel. Overly sweet. Not my thing really.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stumblor (64) - - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours golden and clear, big bubbles but not many if them. Nose is a good blend of citrusy hops and biscuity malt. Taste is clean and fruity, strawberry, pineapple orange, but very hoppy, a touch caustic. Enjoyable but slightly off.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2013
Light copper in colour with a very thin head. Sweet syrupy malt aroma and extremely bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hop_Hedonist (294) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2013
From the commercial description on the actual bottle, I expected a big hoppy hit but am disappointed - dull aroma, flat (typical of English Ale) and mediocre palate. Not thirst quenching. Dull and uninspiring. Unpleasant mouthfeel afterwards.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RichardW (1645) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2013
Bottled from Glug Newcastle. This is stunning. Beautiful tropical fruit aroma and flavour, soft semi sweet palate with light caramel. Peppery traces give a fine tang at the back of the throat and there’s warmth in the finish. Lovely amber colour, one of my favourites this year.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CraftBeerNick (1120) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle at home with BBQ, 11th August 2013. Good depth of flavour, nice stuff and easy drinking

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - AUG 11, 2013
Yummy mummy. Tart resin citrus flavours. Medium body but complexity makes this a bit more of a heavy weight than first sip belies.Zingy ending that lasts and then breaks into a pleasing bitterness.

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