johninmelb (1032) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sharp nose with gooseberry, lychee and fresh lemon juice. Pours a burnished copper with a fluffy head and very strong lace. Flavour is richly citric with some candy notes, a lot of mango and papaya, some grapefruit rind toasted in honey and a strong underpinning sprucey bitterness. A hint of earth in there as well. Finish is more bitterness, long, dry and very very moreish. Excellent.
Cunningham (3037) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Clear golden color with a fine white head that leaves a nice lacing.
Aroma: Caramel malty, fruity and citric hoppy.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate sweet and a nice bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Fresh citric hoppy. Malty and a round fine fruity edge.
Overall impression: A pleasant surprise. Nice refreshing and tasty blonde ale.
Personal stats: Handpull at Swan and Rushes in Leicester, England.
DandyLion (239) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask @ Babelas Leicester. Peachy fruity aroma. Nice tart fruit taste with a nice hit of bitterness to finish. Tasty.
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McNeillR (289) - SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big melon sorbet nose, pale clear yellow body with tinge of red and a slight white crust of a head. Smack of a fruit medley and a very crisp hop rinse. Very sweet midrange and a Wham Bar fruit and neat dry drag of a bitter biscuit finish. Slight lemon curd tinge on the linger.
Cask, Malt & Hops, Edinburgh
jmgreenuk (1374) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Wellington, Birmingham. Poured a clear medium amber with a big frothy head. The aroma is grassy and hoppy. The flavour is medium to strong bitter, with a huge hoppy bitter, slightly floral palate. The bitterness in the aftertaste is so strong and there is almost liqourice there. It’s nice to see some strong hoppy bitterness for a change rather than bitterness derived from alcohol. I’m sure this ale will be very popular.
BOBBDrinker (46) - - MAR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark golden to copper coloured beer with a strong aroma of citrus and gooseberry, which erupts into a fruity bitter on touching the tongue. The strength is well masked by the hoppy flavours that are consistent will all of Oakham’s beers. I has a good white head which lasts until the end. The flavours develop into a dry but refreshing bitterness that leaves you wanting another a must try beer and a great addition to the bottled selection!
RichTheVillan (962) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge; clear copper pour with thin white head, zesty citrus aroma, quite hoppy peachy taste. Really crisp refreshing could have a session on this.
Aniela (1851) - Skövde, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The Harp, Covent Garden, London. Clear golden beer with a small offwhite head. Fruity, hoppy and refreshing aroma. Hoppy flavour with some fruity notes.
The_Bish (973) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Cott. Nose as described above. Then a little soap with the gooseberries. I think my experience of soap with out of date Arbors has done damage to my palate, I always detect the soap these days. Ah well. Least I have less of a potty mouth. Looks like it won’t be Tom after all. What did I do wrong? It can’t be about me. Though, the previous sentence simply doesn’t read right.
prawlie (870) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint at the Nags Head in Reading. Light orange-amber, with a fair bubbly head. Bitter, well hopped, dry but decent. Fair citrus/grapefruit aroma. A bit zesty, goes down well.