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


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RATINGS: 189   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3015) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2013
I wanted to try this one after seeing many of the previous reviews. Locating a bottle on a trip it was one of the first to be opened as I work on the backlog of beers between trips to the pub. I hope it makes an appearance at one as I would love to compare it on draft to the bottle.

Aroma / Appearance - The base starts out a caramel brown. The gradient transitions to a transparent copper by the top. Lively carbonation sparkles up. Lemons, glazed oranges, and the filling of several Twix bars provide a candylike fruity backdrop. The tropical hops are floral as if walking through a greenhouse.

Flavor / Palate - The burst of mangoes and grapefruit is like drinking a rainforest. Next comes a wave of orange glazed cheesecake. The bright bitter finish is crisp and sharp. This is well rounded and great proof that "golden ale" does not have to equate to "boring."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joe19612 (1861) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark orange colour with a medium size white head, plenty of fruit in the aroma especially peach, the taste is bitter with fruit but has a soft dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciaranc (918) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 22, 2013
Copper pour, off white head. Description is gooseberry and peach, both are there in abundance. Flavour follows the nose, with hints of summer fruits. Soft, mellow carbonation, Slick mouthfeel. Nice touch of bitterness in the finish. Really nice, would love to try from cask.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tampierre (812) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 8, 2013
Bottled ; Devon ; UK ; Clear amber color with smaller head ; Malt,caramel,floral,fruit and citrus aroma ; Lighter sweet and heavier bitter taste ; Bitter longer finish ; Medium body ; Superb Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamestulloch (1451) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2014 Bottle from Waitrose. Hazy golden body with a thin off-white head. Very light carbonation. Faint lacing. Aroma of soap, freshly cut orange and straw. Flavour of satsuma, tinned lychee and grapefruit bitterness. Punchy flavour but very easy drinking. Thin body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. A juicy fruit salad bomb - fantastic.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (1800) - WALES - JUN 1, 2013
Cold bottle. BBE Feb 2014. Orange with no head - doesn’t look great. Initial caramel, quite a watery body, some grapefruity bitterness. Coins in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SaintMatty (5384) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2013
500ml Bottle - Amber with a small head. Grapefruit, pine, peach and passion fruit in the aroma. Hoppy, tangy and fruity taste with notes of grapefruit, toffee, passion fruit and apricot. Really nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnCook101 (330) - - MAY 18, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours clear copper with a thin head. Fairly mild malty aroma. Flavours or straw, bitter caramel and plenty of hops. A really good bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (21081) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2013
Bottle at yespr. Clear amber coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of caramel with notes of hops. Fruity flavour of caramel and hops with notes of grass. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31480) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2013
50 cL bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is citrusy and light peachy. Mild citrusy. Bitter and crisp hoppy. Smooth fruity.

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