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

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RATINGS: 153   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!


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jerd16 (132) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (6453) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (12721) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle. It’s a clear, dark golden beer with an off-white head of moderate size. Some lacings. The aroma is mostly fruity, but there’s a touch of butterscotch and toffee in the back. Flowers, tropical fruits and a peppery touch. Medium to full body with a nice carbonation level, semi-dry. Toffee-ish, almost buttery malts with a fine nuttyness in the flavor. Quite bitter flavor with some tropical fruits and a flowery hint. Bitter, fruity finish. Especially considering the ABV it’s a nice one, but it’s not extraordinary in any way. 131214

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Geokkjer (5385) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of butter, some floral notes and malt. Flavor is bitter and metallic with some malt, berries and fruitiness.Medium body, average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (9853) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity and moderate hoppy - peach. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 111213

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Valgreen (464) - DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle @ Christer. Clear orange, small white head, nice lacing. Aroma, malty, hoppy, fruity, mango, citric, . Taste, malty, hoppy, fruity, mango, orange peel. Dry hoppy bitter aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (9839) - DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle. Clear deep golden with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, fruit, hop and a little citrus. Flavour is malt, fruit, caramel, peach, hop, little sweet, little citrus and medium bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (13458) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle. Nice head with medium duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are grass, straw, sweet malt and hops. Nice, crisp and clean.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (8585) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2013
Bouteille(@Sainsbury’s, British Empire):Clear, light amber coloured with a stable mid-sized off-white head, citric to exotic-fruity hoppy nose with a pretty faint touch of cough-syrup; moderate to solid dry bitter-sweet flavour, almost medium bodied; distinctive fruity and malty traces in the mainly dry bitter-hoppy finish. A very nice brew…

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bendrixian (990) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2013
Shared Via Atheist Priest. Clear brew with a Amber colour and lively carbonation. Fairly muted aroma but there are notes of hops, citrussy goodness and a slightly tropical pungent note that I see where the gooseberry notes on the descriptors come from. On the palate it is medium bodied, has a hoppy pine cone bitterness, and a tropical fruit flavours with decent length. A very good drinking beer.


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