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


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RATINGS: 251   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tommann (3389) - 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 (6544) - 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 (1751) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Choos (732) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2014
Aroma: Turkish delight, hop malt 8 App: toffee amber tiny amber head 3 Flavour: some raspberry tartness and malt sweetness balanced. 7 Palate: medium body and finishes toffee and hop bitterness 3 Overall 15 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2013
From London, UK. Bottled, 011213. Golden with white head. Aroma of malt. Flavor with red berries and spices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jerd16 (226) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2014 Pours copper with small frothy white head. Aroma is spicy malt and subtle tangy gooseberry. Very old-age golden ale fare. Taste is predominantly bitter with some bready malt and small amount of orange up front. Bitterness although not harsh is incredibly invasive dominating the flavor profile. Has the standard golden ale light and watery body - which I am not keen on. To be honest it reminded me why I don’t drink Real Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (10971) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, orange, floral, caramel and hint of butterscotch. Taste is light to medium sweet and medium to heavy bitter with a long fruity and bitter finish. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

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