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

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RATINGS: 185   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 thatís as sharp as a macawís screech!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (2502) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 12, 2014
On cask @ the Stockbridge Tap. Appearance - golden with a slight haze and nicely proportioned head. Nose - fresh sweat and citrus. Some hay in the background. Taste - more sweatiness and grapefruit and pith on the finish. Palate - light to medium bodied with a tangy texture that turns into a long dry finish. Overall - if youíre happy with the sweat thing, which I donít mind personally, this is very refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brandman (2069) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 11, 2014
Cloudy golden body, white head. Aroma has huge peachy soap, exotic fruits, some lychee and bit mellow maltiness. Wonderful aroma. Flavour is really harsh bitterness with grainy malt. Some tart fruits. Very hoppy, bit flat and watery. Nice session beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thmsboyd (20) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2014
ABV 4.8% bottle dated 27.5.14, drunk 5.6.14. Enticing fruity aromas. Clear amber colour, mostly tight creamy head with some rockiness. Tart, sour berries to taste with intense bitterness. Fullish, well-balanced body thatís smooth yet lively

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dogbomb (942) - ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2014
Cask. Slightly fuzzy rich gold ale. Thick cream head. Nose of strawberry and gooseberry in cream. Mouth is creamy, imparting BAGS of spice, berries (goose and rasp) and brambles. Spicy bitter lingering finish. Zing!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10480) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle. Frothy White fair mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerathon (1146) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Such an interesting aroma- fruity, but not like the typical tropical fruit. Soft carbonation, unique fruitiness. Really enjoyed it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3208) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 17, 2014
500 ml. bottled dated best by 12/9/14. It pours a clear golden color with a small white head. The aroma is pleasant with honey and fruit. Mostly gooseberries, apple, pear and maybe some peach. Mild spicy aromatics in the background. The flavor is the same with a nice biscuits and honey malt base and more citrus, orange, gooseberries and pear fruitiness. The finish is spicy bitter. It has a bit of a fuller body than expected for the ABV. Overall, a very tasty and easy drinking hoppy beer. Well done.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1374) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2014
500ml bottle from B&M Bargains - Clear amber body with lively carbonation. Fairly muted nose but there is an aroma of hops, citrus and a slightly tropical note, and that gooseberry you are promised comes in. On the palate it is medium bodied, has a hoppy pine bitterness, and a tropical fruit flavour, with peaches and vanilla on the finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dj (521) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle, 500ml. A slightly cloudy golden colour with a small white head. Aroma of spicy hops. Flavour has roasted malt, biscuit, bitter grapefruit. A bitter lemon pith finish. Not liking this at all.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
beer0clock (121) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
pale, golden, clear, white foam, nice head that leaves lacing on the glass, medium bitterness, light body, average carbonation, bitter, sharp, honeyed peach flavour from american summit and amarillo hops. Didnít like it from waitrose bottle £2.15.


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